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SCF Newsletter | May 2022
Upcoming Events 

7 June 2022, 2-4pm 

SAVE THE DATE: Integrating Gender Equality and Human Rights in SCF2 Events - SCF’s learning webinar 2022

SEI Asia is supporting grantees in the integration of gender equality and human rights into the SCF2 programme, including through interactive exchange along the event design, delivery and evaluation processes. This involves both sharing of bespoke resources as well as a learning webinar. The resources comprise two Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) and a Guidance Note.  

This learning webinar is for all SCF2 grantees. A minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 representatives from each consortium are expected to join the webinar. Within this, the lead organization must be represented; members of partners organizations are also encouraged to participate. The representatives are expected to share the learnings from the webinar back to the consortium. 
Register here or use the QR code below

21-22 June 2022

AVPN Global Conference 2022 

Over 6 plenaries, 42 breakout sessions, workshops, networking experiences and small group sessions, the AVPN Global Conference 2022 agenda will provide a deep-dive into the cross-cutting thematic areas that represent the most pressing challenges in the region. 

SEI Asia Centre Director, Niall O’Connor and SEI Asia Research Fellow Kuntum Melati as they present at Shifts in Capital Investments: The Role of Sustainable Finance in Accelerating SDGs and Climate Goals and Financing Green Recovery, Integrating Marginalised Groups Towards Green Growth and Innovation.
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22-24 June 2022

ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Week 2022

ASEAN countries and China are important partners in eco-environmental protection, climate change response, disaster prevention and reduction, and poverty alleviation. In a bid to boost climate-adapted city development in China and ASEAN member states, address challenges to “economic-social-environmental” sustainable development and fulfill the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, ASEAN-China Environmental Cooperation Week 2022 will be held on 22-24 June, 2022. 

SEI will lead Climate Adaptation Cities and Clean Ocean: Marine Plastics (Micro-plastic) Pollution Prevention and Reduction Action and Climate Adaptation Cities and Community Solutions: Sustainable Community and Smart Solutions.

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28-29 June 2022

The Asia-Europe Environment Forum is open for registration!

“SMEs Going Circular: Decarbonisation of Food Supply Systems” is a 2-day international conference which will take place virtually on 28-29 June 2022, with the aim of boosting the exchange of ideas and solutions focusing on the decarbonisation of the agri-food industry.

Representatives of governments, private sector involved in agri-food, and related stakeholders participating in the food supply chains from Asia and Europe will have the opportunity to share experiences, including challenges and best practices, on food systems aspects of production related to circular economy, and solutions for effective decarbonisation of agri-food system. 
Register here

For more information on these upcoming events, please check out the SCF events page.
Latest news from SCF Partners
Huairou Commission joined the 7th session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction as the convener of the Community Practitioners Platform for Resilience, where community organizers and grassroots women leaders from disaster risk communities shared their knowledge and resilience building efforts. 

Senior Advisor on Community Resilience, Suranjana Gupta emphasised the need for grassroots women to present their own priorities in policy forums.
Learn more about their work
Latest content
On Tuesday 31 May, SEI launched the Centre for Finance for Sustainability Bangkok to raise awareness, exchange and manage knowledge, and drive the policy agenda on finance for sustainability.

SEI Asia Centre Director, Niall O’Connor and CFSB Programme Director and SEI Affiliated Researcher, Corrado Topi presented. 
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Driving Green Recovery Pathways in South and Southeast Asia: Insights from Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Intermediaries report showcases the importance of green and social MSMEs to drive Green Recovery and identify the supports that the intermediary and policy could provide.

The insights in this report are derived from The Green Recovery Forum: Leveraging the contributions of MSMEs to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
Download it here
SEI Online Learning
SEI’s open online courses provide training for career professionals, students and other learners for in-depth knowledge to advance your work, studies and build career expertise. See our course offerings below:
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SCF's Guidance Notes support grantees to integrate human rights and gender equality, and monitoring, evaluation and learning in all steps of their events.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Guidance Note
Gender and Rights-Based Approach Guidance Note
External Opportunities and Links
About Us
SEI’s Strategic Collaborative Fund Phase 2 (SCF2), with support from the Swedish government (SIDA), emphasizes collaborative partnerships that integrate gender and social equality and human rights-based approaches.

We periodically send out a newsletter to give updates on our latest activities and events on environmental sustainability in Asia and beyond. Learn more about the Strategic Collaborative Fund...

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