March 22, 2018
UK Aid funded Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) Programme organised a dissemination seminar on ‘Mobile Financial Services and Cluster and Value Chain Financing for MSEs in Bangladesh’ on 11 March 2018. In the seminar, key findings were presented on potential and challenges of small businesses, policy actions to consider and way forward from two policy studies titled ‘Mobile Financial Services for MSEs in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges’ and ‘Cluster and Value Chain Financing for MSEs in Bangladesh: Current Practices and What Can Be Done’. Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri, Executive Director InM acted as the moderator of the session on ‘Mobile Financial Services for MSEs in Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges’.
March 21, 2018
A seminar on ‘Successful Implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Programme in Bangladesh’ was jointly organised by PKSF and People’s Voice- A platform for strengthening implementation of SDG in Bangladeshon 28 February 2018. Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri, Executive Director, InMpresented a paper on ‘SDG10 titled, ‘Reduced Inequalities: Sharpening People’s Voice in Bangladesh’. Mr. Md. AbulKalam Azad, Chief Coordinator of the SDGs in the Prime Minister’s Office graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The session was chaired by Dr. QaziKholiquzzaman Ahmad, President ofthe People’s Voice. Mr. Md. Abdul Karim, Managing Director of PKSF, Dr. Touhid Reza Nur, Assistant Professor, Dhaka School of Economics; Dr. Sultan Ahmed, Director General, Department of Environment were also present along with other selected dignitaries, policy makers, academicians, researchers, relevant stakeholders, and development practitioners.
The Credit and Development Forum (CDF) arranged a regional dialogue on 27 February 2018 in Khulna where Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri, Executive Director presented the key note paper onNGO-MFIs in Bangladesh: Local Level Partners of SDGs Implementation. Mr. Abdul Karim, Managing Director, PKSF, Mr. Amalendu Mukherjee, EVC, MRA, Mr. AminulAhsan, Deputy Commissioner, Khulna, Mr. EmranulHaqChowdhury, Chairman CDF, Mr. Abdul Awal, ED, CDF, Mr. ZakirHossain, ED, Buro and representatives from MFIs in Khulna division were present in the Dialogue.
March 20, 2018
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
March 1, 2018
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