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Third Round of MDF Thematic Working Group

The Third Round of MDF Thematic Working Group was held on Wednesday December 5, 2012 at Renaissace Consultant Ltd. office. It was a lively discussion among the participants from the following organizations : Renaissance Consultant Ltd. (RCL), USAID|PRICE, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, Innovision Consulting, IDE Bangladesh, Muslim Aid UK, Concern Universal and Winrock International. The meeting minutes of the meeting are available at this link:3rd Round...

Second Round of MDF Thematic Working Group

The second round of MDF Thematic Working Group was held on Sunday November 18,2012. Since this working group is formed based on Private Rural Service Provision System theme, continuous discussion is required . The participating organizations decided to meet every month till June 2013 but this is subject to change. The minutes of the meeting are as follows: Minutes TWG Round 2 FINAL Private Service Provision MDF

First Round of MDF Thematic Working Group

Thematic Working Group is one of the vehicles of MDF through which the members can host events. MDF launched a Thematic Working Group on “Private Rural Service Provision System”, initiated by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation. The first round of working group discussion was held on September 27, 2012 at HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation office.The meeting minutes of the working group are as follows: Minutes TWG ROUND 1 FINAL

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

February 19, 2013 This was the first Executive meeting of 2013. It was hosted in Swisscontact SARO office. Many important issues were discussed in details about MDF. The minutes of the meeting The last MDF Executive Committee Meeting of 2012 was held on Wednesday November 28 at GIZ office. It was a two hour meeting where a lot of important issues were resolved. The minutes of the meeting are as follows: The Executive Meeting was organized at Swisscontact-Katalyst....

How to bridge local experience and international practitioner fora

Synthesis of the workshop on Local Learning Group (LLG) in Bangladesh. Read more on the synthesis paper by Marcus Jenal : How to bridge local experience and international practitioner fora

Oxfam case on Promoting Chili value chain in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh

VSO Bangladesh and Oxfam organized a work session on market access and private sector. The work session had a case presentation by Oxfam which was a New Business Model to promote Chili value chain in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh. This presentation was followed by open discussion and Q&A session , which helped add new dimension tothis case. The case is as follows: Market access and private secort-Oxfam Chili case by Oxfam  

VSO Bangladesh Work Session on Food Security and Marginalized Farmers

On October 18, 2012 VSO Bangladesh and Oxfam organized a work session where a VSOB case on Food Security and marginalized farmers was presented. The session was followed by an open discussion where many new dimensions of food security in Bangladesh was also highlighted. For details of the VSOB case on food security and marginalized farmers the case is attached: Food Security

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,...

Guidelines for the MDF Innovation Fund

Market Development Forum (MDF), a public company, limited by Guarantee and registered with RJSCB under section 29 of the companies Act, 1994 will provide a maximum fund of BDT 9, 00,000 (Nine lakh) for the purpose of undertaking an innovative idea or a common issue that various members want to work on together. Innovation can be defined as a new product, service delivery mechanism, system, business model or a concept that can test the existing ones, or adaptation of existing...

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),...

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