External Speaking Engagements

ELI staff are often asked to speak or participate at conferences and workshops hosted by other groups and organizations. Recent and upcoming engagements are listed below. Visit the Events Calendar for a list of official ELI events.

March 2023

Strengthening Rural Women's Capacity in Natural Resources Management Through Improved Data (side event to the 67th Annual Commission on the Status of Women)
March 8, 2023, United Nations, New York City

The United Nations' 67th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will be held in New York, NY, from March 6-17. On March 8, International Women's Day, Elizabeth Koch, ELI Senior Manager, International Programs, will be speaking at a side event entitled Strengthening rural women's capacity in natural resources management through improved data. The event will take place on at 1:15 in UN Headquarter Conference Room 8, co-convened by Slovenia and the UNESCO World Water Assessment Program (WWAP). This event is open to in-person participation by accredited delegates registered to attend the UN Commission on the Status of Women events. For details on this side event and others taking place as part of the CSW program, including how to stream only via UN WebTV, please visit: https://www.unwomen.org/en/csw/csw67-2023.

WASH Works 2023
March 23, 2023, New York City & Online Everywhere

On the sidelines of the U.N. Water Conference and as a continuation of the Devex WASH Works series, Devex will bring together leaders in person in New York City and online to discuss the ways in which water, sanitation, and hygiene efforts intersect with other development challenges, specifically in low- and middle-income countries. Water is fundamental to life yet water issues also threaten the lives of billions worldwide. One in 3 people cannot access safe drinking water, 2 out of 5 people don’t have basic hand-washing facilities including soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. Floods and other water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters. Access to WASH is a cross-cutting issue impacting numerous SDGs. Through insightful interviews and provocative debate, Devex reporters will dig into how water affects health, food, climate, gender, finance, and what the broader global development community needs to do to make urgent progress. Elizabeth Koch, ELI Senior Manager, International Programs, and Process Support Lead for the Women in Water Diplomacy Network, will speak during this innovative showcase event alongside other water sector leaders. For information on participating in-person or online please visit: WASH Works 2023 (devex.com).

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