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Track 2: Leveraging Markets for Resilience in Fragile Environments

This track will focus on promising approaches that successfully use the potential of markets to build resilience in fragile settings. In this track, we will examine how public and private sector actors address systemic constraints that hinder access to and participation in markets. We will also explore how market engagement at the individual, household, and community level can build resilience for local populations and the local market system itself. Finally, we’ll learn how innovation, adaptation, shared value and social capital facilitate long term, durable solutions for resiliency.

Can Markets-Based Water Programming Build Community Resilience?

Chaired by Oxfam

There is limited evidence on what has worked and not worked in Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) and markets-based programming as modalities for the delivery of humanitarian WASH. The Global WASH cluster encourages partners to consider CVA where feasible. This session will draw learnings from Oxfam and CARE on the different models in Cash for Water that have worked to stimulate markets in fragile contexts. We're sure you have many questions in your mind. Join our session to help discover these answers together supported by examples from Somalia:

Why use CVA in water? What worked and what didn't? Is it sustainable? Does it create ownership by the community? Is it cost effective? Are Sphere's humanitarian standards met?

How Market Systems Resilience Can Be Effective in Conflict-Affected Countries

Chaired by DAI

This session will showcase successful strategies to incorporate market systems resilience (MSR) activities in Value CHain (VC) projects. After introducing the MSR approach and how it differs from a VC approach, we will review the advances and disadvantages of including an MSR approach in VC projects. Panelists will showcase two field examples of how they layered MSR approaches onto their VC projects, delivering increased resilience in conflict-affected environments, social capital formation and shared value creation between communities and business. The session will feature an interactive component where in guided groups, participants will practice developing MSR approaches to layer onto VC project scenarios for improved resilience.

How the Global Coalition to Alleviate Poverty is Building Displacement-inclusive Markets

Chaired by Norwegian Refugee Council

What does it take to integrate 500,000 displaced households into the market economy? Join us for a highly-interactive panel discussion to find out how the Global Coalition to Alleviate Poverty among Refugees and Host Communities - an ambitious initiative between 13 organizations (11 NGOs, UNHCR and PEI) - wants to scale-up the Graduation approach to help build resilient and displacement-inclusive markets in 35 countries.

Applying a Resiliency Framework in Environments with Climate and Conflict Shocks

Chaired by EcoVentures International

Interested in exploring how concepts of resilience are/can be applied to make market systems more dynamic and inclusive, even in the face of market, political, and climatic stresses and shocks? Join us for a discussion of the Resiliency Framework, funded by USAID’s Center for Resilience, and take a closer look at its application in both cyclone-ravaged Mozambique and Kenyan conflict zones. Learn how to redesign and monitor systemic change interventions that are more durable, contextual, cost-effective, and better align market systems thinking and resilience concepts.

Making Market Systems Work for 69 Million Forcible Displaced People

Chaired by Relief International

The Private Sector and Protection. These two 'Ps' do not often go together, but by using a market systems approach, the private sector and protection actors have found pathways for sustainable models to support resilience for the most vulnerable. Join us for an engaging armchair chat with private sector actors and protection experts to explore how vulnerable populations, especially forcibly displaced people, are leveraging markets for resilience in Asia and the Middle East. With the rising number of today's 69 million displaced persons worldwide, the need to learn how we can promote markets systems approaches to work for them is greater than ever.


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