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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...

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”...

A View from The Front Lines March 18, 2020 - Sichuan, China SEAF Sichuan SME Investment Fund (“SSIF”) was founded in 2001 to fill the shortage of growth capital available to private enterprises in Sichuan, a...

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...

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...

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...

March 9, 2020 - Skopje, North Macedonia - On February 27th, 2020, SEAF Vice President Viktor Meshkov participated in the first start-up conference organized by PWC “Pitch.Match.Grow”, discussing some of the most important issues...

Using Gender Lens Investing to Promote Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Development Invisible Barriers Women constitute half the population but have long been overlooked as entrepreneurs, employees, and consumers, particularly in developing countries such as those in...

SEAF’s 30th anniversary as impact investors was truly a remarkable one, thanks to the hard work of all of those across our global network. In 2019, we deepened our commitment to improving lives and communities...