Global Pre-Symposium Events
In order to provide continuity between each of the annual symposiums, a series of events, both in-person and online, are taking place. The purpose of the events are to continue discussions and conversations around emerging market systems topics and to help shape the agenda for the following year's symposium. Some events are by invitation only for participants of previous symposiums, and some are open to the public.
Past Global Symposium-related Events:
March 13, 2019
"ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT FOR MARKET SYSTEMS - DRAWING ON PRACTICAL HQ AND FIELD EXPERIENCE"
In-person, Pre-Consultation in Washington, D.C.
2:30 - 4:30 PM
The discussion will focus on a growing body of tools and tactics that practitioners are employing to manage what can be a tricky landscape of donor needs, organizational expectations, as well as emerging best practices of systems thinking approaches that demand effective adaptation. Expect to hear about a number of ways in which projects and clients have succeeded in fostering improved adaptive capacity, which will seed further discussion at the Symposium in April and lead to a robust set of recommendations and tools available to the industry.
The session will cover the following topics:
• Adapting indicators and targets
• Adapting procurements and partnerships
• Adapting teams
The session will be facilitated by Liz Eckert, RTI International, and Mike Field, EcoVentures International. They will be joined by Ken Smarzik, of USAID/Haiti’s Leveraging Value Chain Enhancement (LEVE) project, amongst others, to contextualize the discussion with on-the-ground insights and strategies.
Ronald Reagan Building, North Tower, Third Floor
Insight Systems Office, Main Conference Room
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 330
Washington, D.C. 20004
(Directions: Located in the North Tower, elevators run parallel to Pennsylvania Avenue; ask the concierge located by the Penn. Ave. entrance for any assistance needed.)
November 9, 2018
MARKET SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM ALUMNI & NETWORKING MEETING
By invitation and referral
MARKET SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM NAIROBI NETWORKING EVENT
A networking event took place in Nairobi, Kenya in November 2018, hosted by EcoVentures International. This by invitation-only event brought together past participants of the Market Systems Symposium 2018 as well as development practitioners interested in joining the discussion and conversation at the Market Systems Symposium 2019.
September 20, 2018
MSS2019 CO-CREATION WORKSHOP
MARKET SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM 2019 CO-CREATION EVENT
Key technical experts and influencers in the market systems development space based in Washington, DC convened in this invitation-only co-creation event to influence the agenda of the 2019 Market Systems Symposium. Key highlights from the 2018 symposium were shared and interactive discussions took place on what thematic areas should be included in the 2019 symposium.