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OVERVIEW

MSS2021 Online provided a rich online experience that allowed knowledgeable market systems practitioners to dialogue, debate, dive into industry issues, and identify collaborative actions. Innovative platforms allowed active participation that accommodate different schedules and time zones.

Additionally, MSS
2021 Online offered multiple formats and a central online hub, easily accessible via web browser or mobile/tablet app, to coordinate all dialogues, debates, and collaborative actions. A series of carefully curated, short sessions kept participants focused and productive, and easily able to opt in/out, contribute, learn, and network among peers from their home or office.

Key Themes: 

  • Climate Adaption & Conservation in Market Systems​

  • Urban Non-Ag Market Systems

  • Market Systems Resilience

  • Private Sector Engagement

Cross-Cutting Themes: ​​

  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development

  • Market System Program Design & Practical Implementation

  • Measurement & Assessment in MSD

  • Adaptive Management

  • Donor Strategies & Interest Areas

  • Social Inclusion, Youth & Gender in MSD

Highlights included: 

  • Discussions and debates with donors and practitioners

  • Collaborative co-creation sessions and deep-dive consultations with smaller groups of experts using smart collaboration technology to discuss and build strategies and approaches

  • Access to livestreams & recordings of plenary sessions and toolbox sessions

  • Continual access to live chats​

  • Individual highly-personalized profile on our exclusive online networking hub

  • Informal online happy hour networking sessions

  • Virtual booths from collaborating MSS partners

AGENDA & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS

SESSION TYPES

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PLENARIES (live - recorded for replay on demand)

Presentations & Interviews 
1 ½ hr sessions on cutting-edge MSD theory, practice and big-picture ideas. Plenaries provide new thinking & inspiration to a diverse group of development practitioners and donors. Live Plenary sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the Symposium platform for the duration of the event. A virtual chat forum will accompany the session and remain live throughout the event, acting as a space for participants to ask questions, make comments, and discuss.

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TOOLBOX SESSIONS (live - recorded for replay on demand)

Synthesis of Leading Tools & Frameworks 
1 hr sessions providing a brief introduction to several leading market systems tools and frameworks per thematic area. Most of the tools presented will be further explored in Clinic sessions which will each go into each in much greater depth. Live Toolbox sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the Symposium platform for the duration of the event. A virtual chat forum will accompany the session and remain live throughout the event, acting as a space for participants to ask questions, make comments, and discuss.

2021 COLLABORATING PARTNERS

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