FIN-B News

1st FIN-B Members Coordination Meeting

FIN-B provides a platform to develop, share and disseminate knowledge and expertise in financial inclusion through stimulating exchanges, developing collaboration and supporting its members to develop as centres of excellence in their preferred areas of inclusive finance. As a part of this activity, the first meeting with the FIN-B members has been organised on 20 March 2019, at 10.00 am at Auditorium-2. PKSF Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka-1207. 

 

 

 

Upcoming (FIN-B Events)

1st International FIN-B Financial Inclusion Conference and Inclusion Fair 2019

Accessing affordable financial services delivered responsibly and sustainably

FIN-B, a unique Platform, will bring together all financial sector stakeholders, grass-root organisations,
development practitioners and financially excluded community in “FIN-B Conference 2019”.

WHY JOIN?

  • Facilitate cross-learning among financial stakeholders.
  • Inform your views.
  • Promote your organisation, products & services at the Inclusion Fair.
  • Connect with nation-wide and global financial player.
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FIN-B leverages expertise in advancing financial inclusion as a key instrument for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and development. It is 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. To bring forward its main agendum, as suggested by the Steering Committee, FIN-B has planned to organise the 1st International FIN-B Financial Inclusion Conference and Inclusion Fair 2019. The probable details are given below:

Tentative Date:                          30-31 July 2019
Duration:                                     2 days
Participants:                               FIN-B members, financial stakeholders including banks and insurance companies, NBFIs, NGO-MFIs, financial
                                                     regulators e.g. FID of Ministry of Finance, BB, IDRA, MRA, PKSF, other government bodies, financial associations and
                                                     trade bodies, development thinkers, researchers, policymakers, donors, and international agencies, and others.

Venue:                                        3D Seminar Hall, Krishibid Institute, Farmgate, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Objectives:                                Facilitate cross-learning among all financial and other stakeholders –policy makers, banking and insurance companies,
                                                    NGO-MFIs, NBFIs, and practitioners at national and international levels on all aspects of financial inclusion keeping a
                                                    developing country perspective.

                                                  Identify key financial inclusion measures and innovative approaches that are likely to promote rapid financial inclusion in
                                                 Bangladesh and suggest approaches on how FIN-B could support the financial inclusion agenda and stakeholders’
                                                  expectations in a sustainable manner.

Call for papers:                      Financial Inclusion Landscape in Bangladesh: Strength and Weaknesses. Bangladesh’s Current State of Financial
                                                 Inclusion: Barriers and Disparities.

                                               Regulatory and Policy Frameworks: Challenges and Opportunities.
                                               Technological Innovations, Agent Banking and Digital Financial Services.
                                               Designing Business Models for Financial Inclusion: Innovative Approaches and Success Cases. 
                                               Measuring Financial Inclusion in Bangladesh: Indicators and Data Sources—Diversities and Complexities.
                                               Role of FIN-B: Enhancing Relevance and Effectiveness.

                                              Download Call for Paper Here 

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Inclusion Fair:                   Will be organised simultaneously at the Conference Venue.

 

FIN-B will organise the international conference with joint collaboration and partnership. Download the Partnership Guideline Here 

Partnership opportunity is open: finb@inm.org.bd

 

FIN-B 3rd SC Meeting

The 3rd Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 28 January 2019 at PKSF Conference Room. Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM and the SC presided over the meeting. A total of 23 members and/or their representatives were present in the meeting. The organisations included

  • Bangladesh Bank (BB)
  • Microcredit Regulatory Authority (MRA)
  • Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)
  • Bangladesh General Insurance Company Ltd. (BGIC)
  • SME Foundation
  • Integrated Development Foundation (IDF)
  • Access to Information (A2i) Programme
  • University of Dhaka
  • Credit and Development Forum (CDF)
  • Bank Asia Limited
  • Bkash
  • Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM)

The SC discussed probable working avenues of FIN-B and approved its work plan for 2019. The Committee expressed their appreciation over the publications of FIN-Biz, the half-yearly flagship journal of FIN-B and Finimile, a quarterly newsletter of the Network. In addition, the SC approved the proposal of organising the 1st FIN-B International Financial Inclusion Conference and Inclusion Fair 2019, to be held in July 2019 and a FIN-B member’s collaboration meeting in March 2019. Moreover, the Committee approved three project proposals, to be implemented through the leadership of FIN-B and with the collaboration of different organisations. 

 

FIN-B 2nd Steering Committee Meeting Held

The second Steering Committee (SC) meeting of FIN-B was held on 8 March 2018 at PKSF Conference Room in which important decisions were taken about the future activities of the Network.

 

Launching Ceremony of FIN-B

Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) organised the Launching Ceremony of the ‘Financial Inclusion Network, Bangladesh (FIN-B)’on 18th January 2018 (Thursday) at 9 am at PKSF Auditorium, PKSF Bhaban. Agargaon, Dhaka.

Mr. M. A. Mannan MP, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of  Planning, GoB graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

The session was chaired by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, InM. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Professor, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka and Former Governor, Bangladesh Bank presented the keynote paper in the ceremony.

Selected dignitaries, policymakers, academicians, researchers, relevant stakeholders, and development practitioners are expected to participate in the discussion

Download Launching Ceremony Key Note Paper

 

 

Financial Inclusion Network, Bangladesh (FIN-B)

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.