Power. Progress. Change.
3-6 June 2019 • Vancouver, Canada
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Monday 3 June

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Decoding Fintech and Capturing the Opportunities For Financial Inclusion and Gender Equality

Hosted by: Toronto Centre-Global Leadership for Financial Supervision While fintech and mobile phones have the potential to deliver powerful solutions, success is dependent on the private sector, governments and financial regulators and supervisors working…

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2:30 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Power. Progress. Change. Women Deliver 2019 Global Conference Opening Press Conference

Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen joins heads of state, the Executive Director of UN Women and a Women Deliver Young Leader to open the Women Deliver 2019 Conference

3:40 pm - 3:45 pm PST

Welcome to WDLive

Kicking off the Women Deliver 2019 Virtual Conference with Women Deliver President/CEO Katja Iversen

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm PST

Candid Conversation with Young People

Host: Lyse Doucet, Journalist, BBC News - Bersabeh Kassaye, Project Coordinator, Project SHEBA, Ethiopia - Arash Bordbar, Chair, UN Refugee Agency Global Youth Advisory Council

4:15 pm - 4:30 pm PST

On the Ground

Hear directly from delegates at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference Host: Lucia Knell, Upworthy/Good

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm PST

The Power of Us: Opening of the Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Let us join together and kick-off the Women Deliver 2019 Conference. Enjoy an indigenous welcoming ceremony, a high-powered plenary discussion, as well as some good beats. The Power of Us opening will explore the frame of WD2019 “Power. Progress. Change.”…

Katja Iversen Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Lyse Doucet Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta Farwiza Farhan Natasha Mwansa +3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

Opening Reception

Enjoy music, hors d'oevres, and meeting your fellow delegates!

Special Event
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

The Takeaway

A journalist roundtable recapping the opening day Host: Thembisa Fakude, Head of Research, Al Jazeera Center for Studies - Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International - Kgomotso Matsunyane, Journalist, KAYA FM - Martin Aguirre, Journalist

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm PST

A Humanitarian Imperative: Reducing the Risk of Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies and Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Hosted by: Action Against Hunger and UNICEF What is our imperative to reduce risks of gender-based violence for communities affected by humanitarian crisis? What does ‘safety’ mean in an environment of systemic violence for women in Vancouver’s…

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