Hands Across Borders
Join Global Communities for our annual Hands Across Borders gala to celebrate women and girls in San Diego and around the world. We will honor local and international community leaders, celebrate the progress we’ve made together over the last seven decades, and look forward to new opportunities to save lives, advance equity and build stronger, healthier futures for families and communities.
Friday, December 1, 2023 | 6:00pm PT
Hyatt Regency La Jolla
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
La Jolla CA 92122
Financial Inclusion Week 2023
Is digitalization for everyone? Lessons from village savings and lending groups
Savings and lending groups across the globe serve as a vital pathway for increasing financial inclusion among the unbanked, mostly women. The emergence of new technologies is changing the landscape for savings and lending groups and the entities that engage with them. Savings and lending group practitioners and members are increasingly using digital tools to manage group records, conduct financial transactions, and promote access to formal finance. However, is digitalization able to reach everyone? Who is been left behind? How can we make digitalization work for everyone? Can we make digitalization work for everyone?
Mabel Bejarano, Global Technical Advisor, Savings Groups and Women's Empowerment, Global Communities
David Myhre, Director of Partnerships & Co-Founder, My Oral Village
Koen de Beer, Project Manager, Cyclos
Innocent Mfinanga, Sustainable Markets and Livelihoods Advisor, Pact
October 16-19, 2023
Beyond Inclusive Economic Growth:
Harnessing the Power of Cooperatives and Savings Groups to Strengthen Resilient Communities
This event will explore the role of cooperatives and savings groups in building social capital and its value in promoting individual and community resiliency.
Thursday, August 10, 2023
9:30 -11:30 a.m. EST | 6:30-8:30 a.m. PST | 4:30-6:30 p.m. EAT
NGO Forum Webinar
Innovations in Savings Group Programming for Women's Empowerment
This session will explore innovations in savings group programming that have the potential to transform unequal gender norms, reduce violence, strengthen women's digital and financial inclusion and expand the benefits of savings groups for members with limited literacy and numeracy.
Thursday, March 16, 2023 | 9:30 to 11 a.m. EST
French and Spanish translation will be provided for this event.
EFFECTS Study Webinar
Global Communities presented results from EFFECTS, a 5-arm cluster-randomized trial implemented in Northern Tanzania, on March 22, 2022.