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Can the next MDGs take inclusive business to scale?

Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting the UN High Level Panel meeting on MDG (Oct 31 – Nov 2).MDF is proud to inform that our immediate past Chair, Mr. Asif Uddin Ahmed, Director-PSE, CARE Bangladesh has been invited by the Unilever CEO to speak on the topic-‘Could the next MDGs take inclusive business to scale?’ Read more :Inclusive Business

Internal GDE on Sustainable Shrimp Productivity Improvement with Provision of Private Rural Services

MDF and USAID PRICE is hosting an internal group discussion on Sustainable Shrimp Productivity Improvement with Provision of Private Rural Services. It was a very good platform for interested member organizations to : Exchange their experiences in developing and implementing private rural service provision models Identify potential complementarities and synergies between different projects and models Discuss their models and achievements to a wider audience,...

At CGI call for a Wider Network of Partners

International nongovernmental organizations have expertise, local knowledge and respond quickly during disasters. But the United States needs to engage with “a broader range of partners.” U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made this statement at the second day of the 2012 Clinton Global Initiative in New York. She said much of the United States’ development aid is “still invested through one group of partners — international NGOs.” Read more in the...

MDF Members’ Meet

MDF Members’ Meet at Katalyst on 13th of September, 2012 On September13, 2012 MDF organized the Members’ Meet which was held in Katalyst and was participated by both existing and prospective member organizations. The meeting agenda comprised of issues regarding MDF’s new structure, explanation of vehicles, membership benefits, innovation funds, classification and fees , and acknowledgement of donors. The meet was commenced by Mr. Rajiv Pradhan (iDE Bangladesh),...

MDF Field Trip – Rangpur/ Kurigram/Bogra:

MDF coordinated a cross-learning field trip in greater Rangpur in the last week of June. MDF was initially approached by Katalyst to carry out this trip. CARE-BD and IDE too expressed their interest once they came to know about this.Through this field trip, selected interventions of IDE, CARE-BD and Katalyst were demonstrated to representatives from interested organizations. Besides the organizers, a good number of participants coming from 5 different organizations...

Seminar on “Promoting Responsible Environment and Gender Practices in Private Sector Development”

Market Development Forum organized a seminar on the aforementioned topic with support of Katalyst at Lakeshore hotel, Gulshan in June 21, 2012 where around sixty participants from MDF members and private sector shared their opinion and experiences through case studies, presentation & panel discussion. Through this event, MDF achieved a better understanding of how Private Sector Development projects can contribute to gender mainstreaming and environmentally responsible...

Workshop on Supply Chain Management:

MDF organized a two day workshop (June 18 & 19) with support from CARE Bangladesh and in collaboration with Business Innovation Facilities (BIF) and International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) on “Creating sustainable agro supply chain & ensuring better market access for agro products” in BRAC INN Center, Mohakhali. MDF was approached by CARE for organizing the event along with BIF, which is a development practitioner hub working with inclusive business...

Workshop on Complexity Dialogue

Market Development Forum (MDF) in collaboration with Katalyst hosted an interactive discussion around complexity in science of private sector development initiative, to explore how some of the concepts in this discipline are related to the work that the practitioners are engaging in at Asia Pacific Blossom Hotel, Baridhara in May 20, 2012. Mr. Luis E. (Lucho) Osorio-Cortes, International Market Systems Specialist from Practical Action, UK will initiate...

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