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Author: Mara James

In February 2020, SEAF Vice President Katharina Inkiriwang attended the AVPN Southeast Asia Conference in Bali - “Leveraging the Power of Networks” - which brought together a diverse array of stakeholders. With all conferences canceled for the foreseeable future, we look back at this event...

Transformative Interventions in SMEs through Gender Focused Entrepreneur Ecosystem Development and the Gender Equality Scorecard© SEAF pursues gender equality and women economic empowerment to deliver on its mission of “Improving Lives and Communities through Entrepreneur-Focused Investment” as the organization understands the critical role of SMEs as...

Tirana, Albania - March 24, 2020 - The Southeast Europe Equity Fund II (SEEF II), a SEAF-managed private equity fund with holdings in the Balkans and Turkey announces the completion of the sale of its majority-owned company ABCom to Vodafone Albania.  ABCom (Albanian Broadband Communications)...

Gender equality is an enabler and accelerator for virtually all the Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”). Gender equality is a goal in its own right (SDG5), but cuts across all 17 SDGs and is reflected in 45 targets and 54 gender-specific indicators (UNDP, 2019). Women's Economic...

Building a Strong Demonstration Effect to Catalyze Capital towards Women Economic Empowerment Initiatives Gender Financing Gaps The financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries is estimated to be $2.5 - $3 trillion per year, according to United Nations Development Program’s and UN...

It is with great sadness we reflect on the recent passing away of Michael Levett—our long-serving board member and friend these past 26 years. SEAF was only five years old when Michael joined us as a board member, and it is safe to say the...

Washington, DC -  February 24, 2020 - SEAF is pleased to announce that it has been selected, for the seventh time, as a member of the 2020 class of ImpactAssets 50. Now in its ninth year, the Impact Assets 50 (IA 50) was the industry’s first...