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The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, founded in November 2012 and hosted by the Aspen Institute, is a collaborative effort of over 70 artisan businesses, artisan support organizations, corporations, government agencies, and other partners who are working together to promote the full potential of the global artisan sector.  

The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise was created to elevate the importance of the artisan sector, support and grow artisan businesses, and share best practices in a collaborative learning community. 

Scaling Up Artisan Businesses: the Story of Sahalandy in Madagascar

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Scaling Up Artisan Businesses: the Story of Sahalandy in Madagascar

Natalie Deuschle

Featuring Sahalandy as an exemplary case, The Alliance for Artisan Enterprise and Aspen Global Health and Development hosted a roundtable discussion on the impact of market access for artisan communities, addressing challenges and successes in the field.

Opening remarks by Greta Schettler, Senior Economic Policy Advisor for the US Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues

Featured panelists included:
•Natalie Mundy, Director of Finance & Operations of Sahalandy
•Shari Berenbach, President of the United States African Development Foundation
•Closing remarks by Natika Washington, Director of Global Programs for the US Department of State's Office of Global Women's Issues 
•Moderated by Peggy Clark, Alliance Director and VP of Policy Programs at The Aspen Institute

Check out an overview of the meeting on the Aspen Blog