Market Systems Symposium 2023

By Vikāra Institute

Market Systems Symposium 2023

📅 14-16 November 2023
Cape Town, South Africa

Empower your market systems development practice with inspiration, innovation, and connection.

Get ready to be inspired, equipped, and connected like never before at Market Systems Symposium 2023! Engage with industry-leading experts in Market Systems Development from around the world as we explore cutting-edge research, innovative strategies, and real-world application in this dynamic and engaging forum.

Key Themes:

Given the significant impact of climate change, conflict and food insecurity on our world today, the core themes which we will be discussing, debating, collaborating, and innovating around at MSS2023 are:

  • Climate Change & Adaptation
  • Conflict-Affected Contexts
  • Food Security and Food Systems

Focus Considerations:

Considerations which will be focused on across each of these core themes are:

  • Household and Market Systems Resilience
  • Financial Market Systems
  • Migration & Urbanization
  • Water & Energy Systems
  • ​Trade

Cross-cutting Themes:

Cross-cutting topics which will be brought in across sessions are:

  • Social Inclusion
  • Adaptive Management
  • Engagement with the Public & Private Sector
  • Employment & Livelihoods
  • Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL)
  • Emerging Technologies Disruptors

MSS2023 will take place in-person with select components online in English, French and Spanish, from November 14 -16, 2023 with an optional pre-MSS in-person Study Tour and online training.