ANDE Southern Africa Translation Workshop | Translating between Gender and Finance
November 21, 2023
09:00 - 16:00
Johannesburg, South Africa

The TRANSLATION workshop is designed to help you explore possibilities of how you might use systems of finance as a tool to advance gender equality and social justice goals!

Start Date November 21, 2023
Time 09:00 - 16:00
Location Johannesburg, South Africa
ANDE Contact Tendai Mugabe

Join us in Johannesburg for an exclusively in-person TRANSLATION Workshop: Translating between Gender and Finance

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs in partnership with Criterion Institute will be hosting a TRANSLATION workshop designed to deepen the ability of those working on gender equality to use finance as a social change strategy. A part of the Advancing Research and Investment Standards for Gender Equity (ARISE) project, in consortium with the Criterion Institute and 2X Global, the TRANSLATION workshop will equip participants to translate their knowledge, data sets, and expertise on gender equality to the language of finance.

Whether you are an advocate in a women’s rights organization, a community development facilitator in a non-profit organization, a feminist movement actor, or a gender mainstreaming advisor within a donor agency, this TRANSLATION workshop is designed to help you unpack finance systems while simultaneously exploring possibilities of how you might use systems of finance as a tool to advance gender equality goals. Regardless of your starting place, experience, or comfort with finance you will find that the TRANSLATION workshop creates a much-needed bridge between gender equality actors and the world of finance.

Participants will leave this workshop with a new understanding of your power to influence finance and use the system as a tool that contributes to the change you would like to see in the world.


Morning Session
– Introductions: why translation? & who’s the translator?
– Seeing and shifting power – power dynamic in finance at play
– 5 Strategies for using finance as a strategy to create social change

Afternoon Session
– Strategy 1: Invest in opportunities
– Strategy 2: Assign value in a market
– Strategy 3: Facilitate movement of capital
– Strategy 4: Manage the business of investing
– Strategy 5: Diversify a portfolio
– Reflections & Wrap up

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