Erlijn has an excellent view of social innovations in generic and financial inclusion in specific. She is seasoned in connecting inclusive solutions and social innovators, with NGO and for-profit players. As a connector she engaged the right partners, and offers guidance to kick-start and strengthen entrepreneurial cross-sector collaborations, as to catalyze impact. 

Key note speaker - innovators transforming access to healthcare, at  Inspire2Live annual congress 2017
Key note – Innovators transforming access to healthcare, at Inspire2Live annual congress 2017

Some examples of Erlijn as connector:

Credits for Communities (2018-present)

Credits for Communities is a global movement connecting and inspiring community-based change agents, community organisations and partners who contribute to incubating agency of impoverished communities across the globe. We belief that agency and access to knowledge and their own funds can kickstart communities on their pathway to grow their own wellbeing. As a movement we invest in community-based, community-led social ventures that connect income-generation and access to fulfilment of basic needs, like water, healthy living, renewable utilities, housing, food and so on.

MenCare+ Kitchen Table Talks (2014)

At the second MenEngage Global Symposium in November 2014, connecting all Program partners and others in four MenCare+ “Kitchen Table Talks” about engaging men in gender justice issues, including sexual and reproductive health and rights;

Moderating Kitchen Table Talks at the MenEngage Global Symposium 2014, Delhi, India

Banking with the Poor Network (2011-2012)

Coordinating the APEC Business Advisory Committee workgroup on Financial Inclusion, co- organising two Financial Inclusion Forums (Tokyo, 6-8 September 2011; Shanghai, 25-27 June 2012) of which both reports have been presented to the Financial Ministers of APEC countries.

Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion, Shanghai, 2012

Some events organised, for BWTP Network members (>50 Asian MFI’s), including:

– 2012 Asia-Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion (Shanghai, June 2012)

– Microfinance Management Development Training (India, June 2012)

– Webinar on Housing loans (May 2012)

– Getting the Framework Right Workshop development

– Building Partnership workshop plus Invest Mekong Marketplace (Siem Reap, Cambodia February 2012)

– Disaster Management training (Manilla, Philippines November 2011)

– Webinar on Remittances-related Microfinance (October 2011)