Webinar on Covid-19 Impact on the Rural Poor and MFIs

InM and Concern Worldwide, under the FIN-B umbrella, organised a webinar on “Covid-19 Impact on the Rural Poor and MFIs: Innovations in Resilience Building” focusing on the nature and level of impact of Covid-19 on the rural poor households and the microfinance sector of Bangladesh. The webinar was held on 5 November 2020.

Two research papers on Covid-19 impact were presented. The paper by InM researchers was on “Covid-19 and MFIs in Bangladesh: Innovations in Resilience Building” while the paper from Concern Worldwide was entitled “Empowering Women and Youth through Graduation and Financial Inclusion”.

The webinar was chaired by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman of InM while the panelists included Prof. Dr. Atiur Rahman, Bangabandhu Chair, University of Dhaka and former Governor, Bangladesh Bank and Dr. Gretta Ftizgerald, Director Programme, Concern Worldwide Bangladesh. More than 100 participants from the MFIs and other organisations attended the webinar.