Mental health refers to our cognitive, behavioural, and emotional wellbeing - it is all about how we think, feel, and behave. Mental health affects daily life, relationships, and even physical health. Mental healthcare in Bangladesh is almost unrecognised and non-existent. Most people, especially in the rural areas, are not aware of the importance of mental health. This causes a huge loss in human productivity due to depression, anxiety, PTSD, addiction, and other mental illnesses.
With proper awareness on mental health and mental illness, collaboration can be developed among FIN-B members and others interested in bringing about positive changes in the field of mental healthcare and enhance the productivity of the NGOs sector personnel.
InM, under the FIN-B platform and in collaboration with LifeSpring Consultancy Limited and KK Foundation, will organise a Training Workshop on ‘Mental Health and Professional Productivity’ in February 2020 for the FIN-B members. The workshop will discuss a comprehensive concept covering the following issues:
Venue: Conference Room, PKSF Bhaban
Tentative Date: 25 February 2020
Participants: FIN-B members only
Managing risk is an inherent part of delivering financial services today. This course covers the critical issues of financial analysis and risk management in a dynamic and interactive learning environment. The course will use the theory and practice of financial analysis and risk management in-line with standards and sector specific global best practices.
This seven-day course is designed to help MFIs to develop and improve the quality of their own risk management processes. The focus is on problem prevention, early detection, and control. The participants will get the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and tools they require not only to support their respective areas or functions in implementing effective operational risk management but also for integrating risk management with disciplines including monitoring and compliance. It also positions them to become vital agents in improving risk-based thinking, supporting a positive risk culture and enabling their organisations to view risk as an opportunity.
The course does this by combining practical knowledge and application of risk management tools with a variety of techniques to identify its vulnerabilities, design and implement controls and monitor the effectiveness of controls with special focus on operational risks to avert financial risks as well. On completion of this course, the participants will have a solid understanding of how advanced risk management can benefit the MFIs to ensure sustainable growth in the years to come.
After completion of the course, participants will be able to:
This programme is mainly targeted to Senior Microﬁnance Practitioners viz,
Module 1: Risk and risk mangement framework in Global Microfiannce
Module 2: Modern risk and controls to ensure sustainability of MFIs
Module 3: Advanced financial analysis for MFIs
A framework for evaluating MFIs
Module 4: Developing risk register: Best global practices
Risk measurement matrix to detect the extent of exposure to risk of MFIs
Modfule 5: Advanced risk mitigation tools
Internal control system as risk management tools.
Module 6: Models of digital financial inclusion
Note: Field trips will be arranged at PKSF, an apex development organisation and lending agency of Bangladesh for Microfinance, Grameen Bank, bank for the poor; and Coast Trust, a national NGO-MFI where the delegates will gain hands-on field and institutional experiences with special focus on advanced financial and operational risk management of MFIs. The classroom session will be for 3 days at InM International Training Centre in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. The field trip and hands-on training will be for 4 days where the participants will be acquainted with the microfinance programmes in one of the coastal zone districts, Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh, where the largest sea beach of the world is located.
USD 1,800 per delegate (inclusive of all). Partial scholarships are available for the candidates of developing countries.
Distinguished professionals of international repute from Grameen Bank, PKSF and the host organisation, InM, will conduct the sessions.
Host: Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Duration: 7 Days (13 March 2020 to 19 March 2020)
Venue: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Medium of Instruction: The language of instruction will be English. No translation could be provided.
All registration forms (as per enclosed format) should be submitted by 29 February 2020, late applications will be considered subject to availability of the seat. The registration form should reach by email.
Interested organisations/ individuals may contact InM to get further information.
Training Centre, House 30, Road 03, Block C, Monsurabad R/A, Adabor, Dhaka- 1207
PKSF Bhaban, E- 4/B, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka- 1207, Bangladesh
Tel: +88-02-8181066; Fax: +88-02-58155526.
(Please use both the emails)
The fourth graduation ceremony of InM Diploma in Microfinance Programme is going to be held on 21 November 2019 at PKSF Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka. The graduated participants of the 7th, 8th and 9th batches will be awarded “Diploma Certificate” in the ceremony. The participants are invited to accomplish the registration procedure by 15 November 2019. Please contact with Mr. Shahadat Hossain, Senior Assistant Director-Education (phone: +88028190271) to get details about the registration procedure.
Location : Kurigram
Date : 27/10/2019
The Financial Inclusion Network-Bangladesh (FIN-B), an initiative of the Institute for Inclusive Finance and Development (InM), 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.
The principal aim is to leverage expertise in advancing financial inclusion as a key instrument for poverty reduction and inclusive growth and development in Bangladesh. The Network is a unique platform to bring together all financial sector stakeholders including government organisations/financial regulators/banks/MFIs/NGOs/financial institutions/local government and grassroots organisations for sharing ideas and best practices from home and abroad. FIN-B seeks to provide various services in an efficient, socially responsive, transparent and sustainable manner that encourages experience, resource sharing and promotion of best practices.
Since poverty, extreme poverty in particular, is not limited to a lack of economic resources but also to the absence of access to the wider means to live a life in human dignity, being poor is multidimensional, encompassing both deprivations and lack of capabilities. As such, no single correct definition of poverty exists, and we need to include particular social, cultural and historical contexts for identifying the poor. Policy implications thus differ according to how poverty is defined and effective poverty reduction measures need to integrate the views of the people living in poverty and extreme poverty as well.
‘Putting the financial needs of the extreme poor first’ means that we must develop financial products and services that meet the needs of the poorest and the most vulnerable populations. The organisations (e.g. NGO-MFIs) entering into partnerships with InM will commit themselves to work with all stakeholders to help design and test these products. As we develop products that meet the needs and aspirations of those in extreme poverty at prices they can afford, this will improve the efficiency of the overall financial system. This will also put in place the mechanisms for achieving ‘Finance for All’.
This regional dialogue with relevant government organisations, local government institutions (LGIs), NGO-MFIs, development practitioners and other agencies including government officials will bring together the ground realities for addressing extreme poverty and restore human dignity in specific contexts. This is likely to help innovate new pathways of addressing extreme poverty and integrate the hard core poor communities and financial inclusion issues. To better reach the poorest and most vulnerable populations, we shall ensure that we include women, children, the elderly, the disabled, marginal communities, and the members of cultural and religious minorities.