The Theory Behind the Approach: Women's Economic Empowerment

Jan 28, 2015 | by The SEEP Network

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This webinar examined the implications for women's economic empowerment in inclusive market development based on a paper released by the USAID Leveraging Economic Opportunities project, presented by the report's authors. An expert commentator from the International Labour Organization then discussed potential implications, followed by an ample question and answer session.

Immediately after the webinar, the e-discussion on women's economic empowerment in inclusive market development kicked off on to continue the conversation. The experts from the webinars answered any pending questions, and participants expanded the discussion.

Given the growing importance of inclusive market systems development and questions about how it can promote gender equality and women's economic empowerment, the SEEP Network and UN Women have teamed up to bring you this learning series. It will take place over the first half of 2015, bringing you the chance to closely engage with key experts on conceptual and practical issues around women's economic empowerment in inclusive market systems.

From Theory to Practice Learning Series


Lindsey Jones - Director of Gender Mainstreaming and Women’s Empowerment, ACDI/VOCA

Erin Markel - Principal Consultant, Economic Empowerment, MarketShare Associates and Co-facilitator of The SEEP Network’s WEE WG

Expert Commentator

Joni Simpson - Global Coordinator & Specialist, Women's & Youth Entrepreneurship Development, International Labour Office (ILO)


Luis Osorio - International Market Systems Specialist, Practical Action Consulting

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