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In 2016, I worked in Jordan for an NGO supporting Syrian refugees, where I saw firsthand the limbo in which many refugees live--unable to work, often unable to study, and knowing full well that they are seen as a burden on their host communities. Despite...

At last week’s Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Gender-Smart Investing hosted an event titled “The Power of Finance” which SEAF Managing Director Bob Webster was fortunate enough to attend. The event began with Suzanne Biegel, co-producer of Gender-Smart Investing and founder of Catalyst at Large, discussing...

SEAF employs both debt and equity investments, but as CEO Bert van der Vaart explains, there is an excess amount of debt available in the global markets, and there are perils for entrepreneurs in developing countries borrowing in USD. Equity, which can be hard to...

What challenges do organizations face as they attempt to implement a gender perspective in their operations, and what tools and resources can be employed achieve this change? These are some of the questions that SEAF Managing Director Bob Webster will be tackling in next week’s Women...

Bri Losoya-Evora, Learning and Impact Manager for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Executive Development, recently participated in a GIST TechConnect webinar along with Natasha Ramanujam, the Head of Growth & Strategy of BEMPU Health. The conversation was lively, with early stage entrepreneurs from over 20...

Earlier this month the Argidius Foundation published a report featuring CEED titled: Networking Works: Business Network Organizations help Small and Growing Businesses grow their revenues and create jobs. The report explored the impact that networks can have on business outcomes and found that intentional business networks can...

Five Takeaways from Gender Lens: Closing the SDG Financing Gap and Leaving No One Behind SEAF Managing Director Bob Webster traveled to New York earlier this week to speak at a side session of the UN ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development the main follow-up...