CONFERENCE CHARITY PARTNER
Your attendance at the conference will generate a €20 donation made by Societe Generale
to the charity partner CARE International.
By bringing together a global investor audience at this conference, we will collectively have an impact on three critical initiatives, investing in lives and sustainable solutions focused on
Covid Vaccinations I Education I Economic Empowerment
Please see further details below on the tremendous positive impact that CARE International is generating in over 100 countries through these programmes, amongst others.
COVID VACCINE RESPONSE
CARE is working to ensure that more than 100 million of the most marginalised and vulnerable people – including women and girls, refugees and displaced people, those living in extreme poverty, and nearly 275,000 frontline healthcare workers – have access to COVID-19 vaccines. Using our global resources and know-how to ensure the global vaccination process is fast and fair, CARE is lending our expertise and support to national, regional, and local government agencies that are conducting COVID-19 vaccinations – with the aim of supporting the vaccination of more than 100 million people in 10 countries including Bangladesh, India, Uganda, Haiti, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Nigeria, Benin, DR Congo. We will draw on more than 20 years of leadership in system strengthening, immunisation and vaccination programming, including more than 12 years of supporting polio vaccinations at country level, and direct service provision for immunisations in humanitarian contexts such as Haiti and Syria.
A young boy at a Hygiene Promotion centre in Nhamatanda, Mozambique. © 2020 Josh Estey/CARE
CARE believes that everyone has a right to basic education. But in many parts of the world children, particularly girls, are denied this right. In Niger, for example, only one in two girls attends primary school, just one in 10 goes to middle school and only one in 50 goes to high school.
CARE works with individuals, communities, partner organisations and governments to address all aspects of basic education. We train teachers to improve the quality of education, link education and health programmes and work with regional and national governments to develop and deliver innovative education programmes. Investing in girls’ education creates a ripple effect: educated girls tend to delay their first pregnancies, have healthier children, earn more income for the family, and are far more likely to send their own children to school. The result: wealthier families and communities. So, the empowerment of girls is truly empowering, not just for them, but for everyone.
Two girls participate in CARE’s Multilingual Education program to give indigenous ethnic minorities the opportunity to learn in their own language. © 2019 John Hewat /CARE
As many as 2.8 billion people – nearly half the world’s population – survive on less than $2 a day. And 1.2 billion of them, the majority women and girls, live on less than $1.25 – that’s about €1 – a day. The majority of them are women and girls. Due to COVID-19, recent progress that has been made to address poverty has been set back; women’s livelihoods have been especially impacted as they are 1.8 times more likely to have lost their jobs during the crisis.
Even before the pandemic, CARE was helping women to build better livelihoods, earn more income and create businesses that provide jobs, support families and boost local economies. For example, CARE’s Village Savings and Loan Association model helps millions of women, and their communities, to begin to invest in business ventures – such as expanding their farm to begin selling at local markets, or opening a village shop. We back this up with business training so that women have the skills to budget for and manage a small business.
A group of participants from the Women In Enterprise programme funded by the H&M Foundation in the Ivory Coast. © 2019 Tim Mwaura / CARE Nederland
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