Webinar: Engaging the Private Sector for CTIP (Lessons learned, Considerations and Partnerships) Wednesday, May 29

USAID, Winrock and Resonance will be hosting a webinar discussing experiences of engaging the private sector to combat human trafficking on Wednesday, May 29 at 9 am Eastern time / 8 pm Indochina time.  All registered participants unable to attend will receive a link to the recording via email once it has been uploaded to our webinar library.

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Private sector is increasingly being recognized by donors, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as a crucial partner in combatting human trafficking and unfair labor practices. Companies are both directly affected by these challenges in their own operations and supply chains and are well-positioned to take action that has significant impact. However, many stakeholders do not have experience engaging the private sector to support development outcomes, and there is limited public guidance and resources on how to best do this. To address this knowledge gap, the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Asia CTIP) Program released a Learning & Action Brief: Five Learnings on Engaging the Private Sector to Combat Trafficking in Persons. Developed by implementing partner Resonance, the brief shares key learnings from the USAID Asia CTIP project's experience engaging the private sector and identifying and developing shared value public-private partnerships to counter trafficking in persons.

This webinar will seek to share lessons regarding private sector engagement to counter unfair labor practices learned through the USAID Asia CTIP project as well as from Resonance's experiences in brokering over 300 partnerships with the private sector. It will also share the point of view from global companies and encourage discourse on meaningful private sector engagement and partnerships to combat labor trafficking.

We welcome interested parties to submit questions in advance of the webinar so that it can be included in the discourse. Thank you.


Moderator & Speakers:

Moderator: Anna Casey, Project Manager, Resonance

Anna Casey is a private sector engagement (PSE) specialist and project manager with experience in CTIP, youth, workforce development, women's economic empowerment and civil society strengthening. She currently manages a portfolio of USAID CTIP projects being implemented by Winrock International for which Resonance is leading PSE and development of shared-value partnerships. At Resonance, Anna has coordinated and implemented multiple private sector landscape assessments (PSLAs) and rapid partnerships appraisals (RPAs) to identify opportunities for development projects to engage in shared value PPPs; co-facilitated trainings to develop project staff capacity to successfully conduct PSE; and supported implementation of PPPs with companies ranging from large multinationals to local small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Patchareeboon (Mam) Sakulpitakphon, Senior Private Sector Engagement Specialist for the USAID Asia CTIP Program, Resonance

For the USAID Asia CTIP Program, Mam is engaging leading global companies to identify, develop and manage/implement shared value partnerships to combat labor trafficking. Previously she was a manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Thailand's Sustainability + Climate Change Consulting, bringing expertise on business and human rights and the social dimension of sustainability. She also has worked on successful public-private partnerships to counter human trafficking, such as the global 'Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People' campaign with The Body Shop and ECPAT's The Code Initiative with the tourism companies.

Katelin Kennedy, Senior Partnership Advisor, Resonance

Katelin Kennedy is a Senior Partnership Advisor at Resonance working with private sector and foundation clients on a range of issues including human trafficking, ICT4D, sustainable agriculture and sustainable seafood. Before joining Resonance, Katelin spent over 8 years in the private sector, building proprietary technology to monitor working conditions in supply chains at Amazon and managing cross-sector partnerships to increase responsible sourcing, combat human trafficking, reduce youth unemployment and stop food waste with Hilton Hotels. Katelin started her career working on local economic development projects with local NGOs and multilateral donors including USAID, MCC and World Bank in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. Katelin holds an MBA from Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. 

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Publish Date: May 28, 2019
Category: Last News / Ultimas noticias



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