Meet CARE at SOCAP 2016!

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SOCAP16 will gather impact investors, social entrepreneurs, foundations, corporations, global nonprofits, and other valuable strangers all contributing to a vibrant marketplace for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable solutions in San Francisco  September 13-16, 2016. These are part of the Impact Hub Global Network, a global changemaker community and network of co-working spaces with over 11,000+ members in over 70 locations

This annual flagship event is the leading gathering for impact investors and social entrepreneurs. The focus is on cross-sector convening and gathers voices across a broad spectrum to catalyze impactful connections. SOCAP16 provides three full days of information, inspiration and connection with like-minded entrepreneurs, investors, collaborators and thought-leaders.

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CARE will be there! Our very own Whitney Adams, Senior Technical Advisor for Design & Innovation for the CARE Impact Accelerator, is attending and Marilia Bezerra, Managing Partner of CARE Enterprise Inc. (CEI), is a panelist on the “The Frontlines of Blended Finance: INGOs Combining Philanthropic and Investment Capital” panel during SOCAP Open. It’s from 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM on Thursday, September 15!

This panel will bring together leading international NGOs to discuss lessons for impact entrepreneurs raising philanthropic capital or creating blended finance models. The non-profits represent diverse experiences blending philanthropy and investment including: CARE, which transitioned a donor-funded project into an independent company; Mercy Corps, which uses philanthropic capital to invest in early-stage enterprises; Winrock, which is creating environmental impact bonds; and World Vision, which launched a private company to support their economic development programming. Each speaker will focus their comments on the implications and lessons learned for impact entrepreneurs seeking to create raise philanthropic capital or create a blended finance model.

CARE will  specifically describe their experience transitioning two traditional, donor-funded CARE projects into separate, independently operated social enterprises – JITA in Bangladesh and LiveWell in Zambia and the critical role that blended capital is playing in that transition.

Please stay tuned for a recap blog after SOCAP 16 San Francisco September 13-16!

Meet the Teams: Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

This innovative solution consists of three key pillars:

  • A unique public-private partnership (PPP) between the government, the community and a new cadre of private, community-based, skilled, female, health providers. With funding from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), this new cadre of providers are selected from the community, trained using WHO/Ministry of Health (MoH) accredited curriculum, and are supervised and monitored by the government in collaboration with the community.
  • Community ownership through the establishment of a Community Support System (CmSS), a local government-led community mobilization model that empowers the community to play a key role in addressing demand and supply side barriers through health promotion, referral support and accountability. CmSS actively contributes to identifying appropriate female candidates for health provider training, negotiates and sets fees for service with private providers (which are in line with community needs), builds awareness and promotes the services of the new cadre of private providers, supports timely referral, and monitors coverage, quality and equity of service provision to ensure transparency, accountability and voice of the community.
  • Social entrepreneurship and business training from JITA (CARE’s social entrepreneurship initiative) for the new cadre of providers. This training helps them develop business plans and become financially sustainable and independent by selling their health services. They also receive government reimbursement for serving poor and marginalized women through national and local social safety schemes.

Learn more about PPP by watching this video documentary!

Meet the Team

Jahangir Hossain | Program Director-Health | CARE Bangladesh 

Jahangir Hoassian is a Health and Development Program development professional with over 23 years of experience in development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Primary Health Care (PHC), Reproductive Health (RH), HIV, Nutrition, WASH, Maternal and Newborn Health (MNH) programs in Pakistan, Cambodia and Bangladesh. He has provided leadership and strategic guidance to different Health, Hygiene, Nutrition and Family Planning program with budget about $30 Million in 14 districts in Bangladesh and has a special interest in public Health System Development, health and nutrition in emergency, and Behavior Change Communication (BCC) to address equity and gender issues in accessing the basic health services. Jahangir  is a registered physician with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree from Dhaka University, Bangladesh and Master in Science (MSc), Public Health in Developing Countries degree from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK.

Rina Rani Paul | Program Manager-Research | CARE Bangladesh

Rina Rani Paul has  more than eight years experience in program and research settings that resulted in an in-depth understanding of the contextual issues related to health and nutrition in Bangladesh, especially maternal and child health and nutrition and community health system. She has worked with leading Maternal and Child Health and Nutrition Research Projects in Bangladesh for four years, implementing and monitoring both efficacy and effectiveness studies in the community.  In addition, she has worked with reputed study groups conducting large clinical trials and cohort studies and following pregnant women and adult population for health outcomes. Starting as a field worker, she was progressively entrusted and challenged with more complex and supervisory work involving research project management. Rina Rani passed the MBBS from Rajshahi Medical College under Rajshahi University in Bangladesh in 2000 and is currently enrolled in the Masters in Public Health Programme under the Department of Public Health, State University in Bangladesh.

Mariela Rodriguez | Senior Program Officer-SRMH | CARE USA

Mariela Rodriguez  is Senior Program Officer for Knowledge Management and Global Coordination for the Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health (SRMH) team at CARE. Mariela focuses on finding ways to elevate and share CARE’s global SRMH programming across the CARE world and with external partners and donors. Prior to working at CARE, Mariela worked on rights-based approaches to voluntary family planning, maternal health policy networks, gender inequality and human rights.  She has co-authored four peer-reviewed journal articles.  She received her master’s in Ethics, Peace and Global Affairs from American University’s School of International Service and her BA in Political Science from Georgia State University.

To be hired | Senior Account Manager-Health | CARE UK