Coordination Meeting of WCAD Programme Partners

Updated on 17/01/2024 - By InM - No Comments

In a strategic move to enhance the impact of the WaterCredit Adoption Scale-Up Programme (WCAD), Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM) hosted a Coordination Meeting for partners on 14 December 2023 in Dhaka. The WCAD initiative involved eight partner Microfinance Institutes (MFIs) dedicated to expanding access to improved sanitation and safe drinking water in Bangladesh.

The meeting aimed at strengthening effective communication channels among the partners as well as with InM and sharing lessons on effectiveness of adopted strategies to address field level challenges faced by partner MFIs. Key objectives included understanding the programme's current implementation status, identifying internal and external factors influencing MFIs’ performance and creating a structured roadmap for future implementation. This dynamic collaboration between InM, and partner MFIs reflects a shared commitment to making meaningful strides in water and sanitation accessibility for marginalised communities.

The programme was attended by Mr. Md. Nizam Uddin, Deputy Executive Director, IDF; Mr. Md. Jahidul Alam, Director, MF, SDC; Mr. Abul Kalam Gazi, Focal Person-WCAD, Coordinator (MF), SDS; Mr. Md. Faisalur Rahman, Focal Person-WCAD, Senior General Manager, SFDW; Mst. Sabrina Ahmed, Focal Person-WCAD, AGM, BASA Foundation; Mr. Md. Shafiqul Islam, Focal Person-WCAD, Senior AD, PMUK; Mr. Md. Ziaul Alam, Senior Programme Officer, DISA; Mr. Md. Moin Chisty, Communication Coordinator, GUK; Ms. Nahid Akhter, Senior Research Associate, InM; Mr. Utpol Das, Programme Manager, InM and Mr. Md. Sajjad Kabir, Programme Engineer,         InM. Mr. Abu Aslam, Portfolio Lead at, and Ms. Somashree Chattapadhya, Programme Manager at, also participated in the meeting virtually.

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