Under the InM’s ‘Deepening Knowledge on Inclusive Finance in Bangladesh (DKIF-B)’ Programme, InM undertakes a series of activities including research and database development starting from 2016. Under the Programme, sponsorship opportunities are offered. Interested government agencies, banks, financial institutions, microfinance institutions, corporate bodies, and other organisations are requested to contact: Coordinator, DKIF-B, InM; email: email@example.com.
InM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with CIRDAP on March 15, 2016. Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri, Executive Director, InM and Dr. Cecep Effendi, Director General, CIRDAP , has signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisation. Dr. Vasanthi Rajendran, Director, Information & Communication Division and Director (Training); Mr. Shafiqur Rahman, Assistant Programme Officer, and Mr. David Hilton, Assistant Programme Officer from CIRDAP were present on the occasion. From InM, Dr. Md. Mosleh Uddin Sadeque, Director, Mr. Shabbir Ahmed Chowdhury, Director, Ms. Sifat-E-Azam, Deputy Director, Mosmt. Ifrat Jahan, Senior Assistant Director, Mr. Mehadi Hasan, Senior Research Associate and Sk. Jabeer Al Sherazy, Senior Assistant Director were also present.
Dr. Mujeri welcomed Dr. Effendi and his team. He said that signing with CIRDAP will set a new milestone for InM. By signing the MoU both the institution will co-operate and learn from each other.
On behalf of InM, Dr. Sadeque and Mr. Chowdhury gave a presentation on Training and Education of InM. Ms. Sifat and Mr. Mehadi gave a presentation on KnM and Research of InM activities.
Later Dr. Effendi hand over a crest to Dr. Mujeri.
Inauguration of a two-day international conference titled “Development of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Bangladesh: Sharing Asian Experiences”, organised by Southeast University (SEU) in cooperation with Bangladesh Bank, BIBM, CIRDAP, InM and MSME related banks and financial institutions, was held on 5 March 2016 at the Permanent Campus of SEU at Tejgaon in the Capital. Governor of Bangladesh Bank Dr. Atiur Rahman inaugurated the conference as Chief Guest, while Vice Chancellor of SEU, Prof. Anwar Hossain chaired the inaugural session. Director General of CIRDAP, Dr. Cecep Effendi, Director General of BIBM, Dr. Toufic Ahmad Choudhury and Executive Director of InM, Prof. Dr. Mustafa K Mujeri were present at the inaugural session as the Special Guests, while Chairman, Board of Trustees, SEU Trust, Md. Rezaul Karim was present as Guest of Honor. International delegates, national experts, teachers, students and officials of different universities and high officials of different banks and financial institutions were present at the conference. In this connection an MSME Fair was also organised at SEU premises, represented by 35 banks.
Appreciating the initiative for organising this international conference on MSME first time by a university, speakers congratulated SEU and mentioned this conference as a sign of growing academic commitment to sustainable development, which reflects partnership between academia and practitioners.
A total of 20 Papers will be presented at the conference by a number of representatives from seven different countries.