FIN-B Conference and Media partners profile
The 1st FIN-B International Conference on ‘Financial Inclusion’ is organised by the Financial Inclusion Network- Bangladesh (FIN-B), an initiative of the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), in collaboration with its Conference and Media Partners.
FIN-B and InM have entered into a number of conference partnerships with organisations through the Conference Partnership Programme. This Partnership Programme provides mutual recognition and scope for Partner organisations to showcase their availability in the industry, their strengths, as well as engage in the development of projects and programmes with FIN-B and InM. Also, it provides strong recognition for financial inclusion related activities and emphasises our commitment to finance for all. A full list of FIN-B’s Partners is available below. FIN-B and InM would like to thank the following organisations for their support:
About Concern Worldwide:
Concern Worldwide is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and suffering in the world’s poorest countries. Sustained by the concern of our many supporters, we seek out those who most urgently need our support, and work with them, through thick and thin, to tackle poverty, hunger and disaster.
Concern has been fighting extreme poverty in Bangladesh since 1972. For over 48 years, we have worked relentlessly to reduce extreme poverty by focusing on three dimensions – lack of assets, risks and vulnerabilities, and inequalities. These three dimensions guide us in all of the work we do. Combining our expertise with the knowledge, and the support of tens of thousands of concerned people, together we energetically go beyond the quick fix to deliver real, sustainable improvements.
Working in this way, we build people’s individual and collective potential to make their lives better. This means that we can enable real long-term change in their communities. The respect in which our work is held internationally means our approaches spread far beyond our own programmes leading to exceptional global reach, understanding and impact.
We constantly bring our experience on the ground to bear on policy decisions made at a local, national and global level, thus ensuring we make the greatest possible impact on the lives of the world’s poorest people.
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org, a nonprofit organization pioneers innovative and sustainable solutions to the global water crisis, giving women hope, children health, people the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and communities a future. By March 2019 Water.org helped 21.2 million people living at the base of the pyramid in Africa, South Asia and Central America by providing affordable access to safe water and sanitation, mobilizing $ 1.7 billion capital through its 113 partners. Water.org envisions the day when everyone has access to safe drinking-water and the dignity of a toilet.
bKash is the leading MFS Provider in Bangladesh that started its journey in 2010 as a joint venture between BRAC Bank and Money in Motion LLC. Afterwards, IFC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ant Financial became its equity partners. It has been empowering people through digital financial innovation by providing safe, convenient and affordable financial solutions like Send Money, Add Money, Payment, Pay Bill and Mobile Recharge etc. Currently, bKash has more than 30 million registered accounts and over 200,000 agents across Bangladesh as of 2018. It has been ranked 23rd on Fortune’s ‘Change the World’ list in 2017.
Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh (BFP-B) is a £25m facility to create economic opportunities for small businesses by changing the behaviour of market actors in the financial sector. We are assisting financial institutions to design, test and roll out viable business models for the last mile, improving the policy and regulatory environment, inducing private sector investment and enhancing the credit worthiness of small businesses.
BFP-B is funded by UK aid and managed by Nathan. The Bangladesh Bank (BB), the central bank of Bangladesh, and Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA) are the implementing agencies, and the Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF), Government of Bangladesh (GoB), is the executing agency.
About SHIFT SAARC of UNCDF:
The UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries. Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) programme for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, is a regional market-facilitation initiative of UNCDF that aims to improve livelihoods and reduce poverty rates in SAARC countries by 2021. The initiative seeks to stimulate investment, business innovations and regulatory reform to expand economic participation and opportunities for women, and help small and growing businesses to be active agents in the formal economy.
About Bank Asia
Bank Asia is a third generation private commercial bank in Bangladesh. It’s journey started on November 27, 1999. Initially, the Bank acquired the operation of two foreign Banks: The Bank of Nova Scotia of Canada and Muslim Commercial Bank of Pakistan, first ever in the banking history of Bangladesh. In last 19 years of journey, Bank Asia has created a distinctive brand image among the leading banks of the country for it’s technology driven sophisticated banking services. Bank Asia is the pioneer of Agent Banking that brings unbanked population within the fold of banking system and involved them to mainstream development.
About Financial Inclusion Television International (FITV)
Financial Inclusion Television International is an international media platform for Financial Inclusion and FINTECH, we specialise in the use of media, most importantly visuals to enhance the development of Financial Inclusion and FINTECH.
We also serve as a knowledge sharing platform with stakeholders in the industry. Our focus ranges from Financial Inclusion activities, Sustainable Development, FINTECH and other developmental initiatives.
FITV disseminates information globally to its teaming audience on all continents, we bring to fore media section of all events. We conduct and present interviews, stream webinars, conferences, workshops, lectures, documentaries from a global point of view on Financial Inclusion and Fintech programs.
We present, donors, clients, consumers, academia and other professional activities through videos and other media formats, with the aim of serving as an informative and educational resource centre.
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Financial Inclusion Television International is your best platform.
About Daily Bonik Barta
Daily Bonik Barta has already established itself as one of the most credible leading national dailies in Bangladesh. Mr. Dewan Hanif Mahmud, a very prominent journalist of the country, is the CEO & Editor of Bonik Barta. The daily go over the best of its services at all times in various sectors since having about 141,500 subscribers as certified by DFP and 700,000 online readerships every day.
Since its initiation in 2011, it has demonstrated a sustainable growth in quality reporting. Bonik Barta strives to be a strong and reliable partner to the State’s Policy Makers and to their Strategic Partners, Business Community, Financial Institutions, Government Sector, Public & Private Corporations, and MNCs. Toady this daily has an extensive network of circulation across all districts and especially the major operation areas of the country.
Apart from readership Bonik Barta has corporate citizenship activities, Non-Fiction Book Fair, and numbers of publications. Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS), one of the top Think Tanks Worldwide, has been strategic partner of two signature programs of Bonik Barta titled ‘Uddokta Sommanona’ and ‘Gunijon Songbordhona’ since 2014. Bonik Barta also arranges roundtables on important issues engaging sector specialists and regulators on regular basis.
Moreover, this daily is also emerging with an effective combination of expertise in Digital Print Media to cater thoughtful business insight to its readers and partners from an extended platform.
About Financial Express (FE)
The Financial Express (FE) is the first financial daily of Bangladesh in English under the ownership of the company — International Publications Limited which was incorporated under the Companies Act in the year 1993.
The FE started its journey on November 10, 1993. In terms of circulation, this daily now ranks second, among its contemporary English dailies, in Bangladesh.
The FE’s prime objective is dissemination of fair and objective news and information. FE keep its readers informed about the ongoing socio-economic and political developments daily through in-depth analyses, views and opinions on major domestic, regional and global trade, business and other related issues in its print and online editions.