Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) family expresses deep grief at the demise of Ms. Simeen Mahmud (Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un). She was the wife of Professor Wahiduddin Mahmud, former Chairman of InM. She breathed her last today at about 12:10 pm at the Mt. Auburn Hospital of Harvard in USA . Her sudden demise is a great loss to all of us and to the nation.
Ms. Simeen Mahmud was the Head (a.i.) of the Gender Studies Cluster and the Coordinator of the Centre for Gender and Social Transformation (CGST) at BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University. Ms. Simeen Mahmud studied Statistics at Dhaka University and Medical Demography at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She joined the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) in 1974 as Staff Demographer and retired in 2008 as Research Director of the Population Studies Division. She was a MacArthur Fellow at the Harvard Centre for Population and Development in 1993.
As a demographer her research focus was on women’s status, work and fertility, on conceptualising the processes of women’s empowerment and on women’s employment. She has also researched extensively on women’s access to NGO membership and micro finance and the impact on their lives and gender outcomes
She worked in partnership with several national and international research organisations and agencies, universities and donors, including InM. She was the lead researcher of InM’s research project on ‘Social Impact of Microfinance on Gender Norms and Behaviour’.
May Almighty Allah grant her family the strength to bear this irreparable loss and put her into Jannatul Ferdous.
On behalf of InM Family
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InM participated in the six-day long ‘Development Fair 2017’ of PKSF starting on 29 October 2017 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka. A total of 89 partner organisations of PKSF displayed different products produced by grassroots participants of different PKSF programmes. In the fair, the InM stall exhibited its publications and other activities.
An MOU has been signed between Institution for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) and Prime Asia University (PAU) in December 2017. Mustafa K Mujeri, Executive Director, InM and Professor Abdul Hannan Chowdhury, Vice-Chancellor, PAU signed the contract and exchanged their thoughts regarding potential areas of collaboration.
InM is working towards forming the Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B) to develop, share and disseminate knowledge and expertise on financial inclusion through stimulating exchanges, developing collaboration, and promoting the Network to its members as a knowledge partner in their preferred areas of inclusive finance.
FIN-B will leverage expertise in advancing financial inclusion as a key instrument for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and development. It will be a unique platform to bring together all financial sector stakeholders including banks/MFIs/NGOs/financial institutions/local government and grassroots organisations for sharing ideas and best practices from home and abroad. For ensuring effective functioning of FIN-B, a Steering Committee has been formed under the Chairmanship of Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM and PKSF including representatives from Bangladesh Bank, Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance, banks, MFIs and other stakeholders for providing guidance to the Network.
The first Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 23 October 2017 at PKSF Conference Room in which important decisions to activate the Network were taken. It was decided that FIN-B will be formally launched in January 2018 through organising a day long workshop on its future activities.