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MARKET SYSTEMS

SYMPOSIUM

​DYNAMIC FORUM EXPLORING LATEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH IN MARKET SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

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22 - 24

OCTOBER, 2024

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CAPE TOWN,

SOUTH AFRICA

WHERE INSPIRATION

TRANSF     RMS

PRACTICE

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Join us for a transformative experience alongside leading experts, practitioners, and donors from across the globe. Explore the latest innovations in research and market systems development strategies through inspiring dialogues, capacity-building, and connections you need to strengthen and transform your market systems development practice. Welcome to where transformation begins.

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Professionals Participated

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Organizations Represented

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Countries Represented

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Projects Engaged

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MARKET

INNOVATORS

AND

CHANGEMAKERS

The Market Systems Symposium has cultivated a vibrant and diverse community committed to driving positive change through systems thinking. Whether you seek to share your experiences, gain insights from industry leaders, or connect with fellow practitioners and donors dedicated to advancing market systems development – the Market Systems Symposium offers a dynamic platform for growth and collaboration.

WHAT WILL YOU

TAKE AWAY?

INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES TO LEVERAGE DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Explore the practical application of systems thinking to development strategies.

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DYNAMIC &

RESPONSIVE

Development is a dynamic process and there will be emergent challenges. The Symposium is committed to ongoing engagement with practitioners and experts to prioritize their threats, opportunities and questions.

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LEARNING DRIVEN BY PEER EXCHANGES

The symposium intentionally engages methods to increase the flow of information via peer-to-peer exchanges that can explore the many perspectives of complex challenges. Diversity is essential to deeper learning.

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GENUINE AND AUTHENTIC DIALOGUE

The Symposium uses a range of creative methods and processes to move beyond superficial platitudes, and into deeper discussions about the various forces and interests affecting systems, which require honest, open and frank conversations.

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EXPLORING

FRONTIERS

The Symposium is committed to ongoing learning that has to lean into difficult frontier discussions / issues.

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INTEGRATING THINKING AND DOING

Often called praxis, the Symposium intentionally blurs the boundaries between research and implementation, focusing more in the process of quick learning through interactive thinking and doing process.

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COMMITMENT TO SYSTEMS THINKING & PERSPECTIVES

Practitioners working on complex challenges need to clarify/understand how real change can happen and systems lenses have proven effective at illuminating pathways in unique local contexts.

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SCHOLARSHIP

OPPORTUNITY

The Market Systems Symposium is pleased to announce the MSS Scholarship Program to support the attendance of market systems practitioners, consultants and students. Look out for information on applications opening for MSS2024.

RESOURCES

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Read the MSD Blog Series for high quality commentary and testimonies on cutting-edge market systems thinking, tactics, and tools for real-life implementation.

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A VISUAL JOURNEY

THROUGH THE YEARS

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AMPLIFY YOUR IMPACT

We are in the process of finalizing headline partners for 2024.

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