BCDM Savar
BCDM Savar, Khagan, Savar, N511, Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh

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Event Date Sun Apr 19 +06 - Mon Apr 20 +06 (almost 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EST): Sun Apr 19 7:00am - Mon Apr 20 7:00am
Location BCDM Savar
Khagan, Savar, N511, Dhaka 1340, Bangladesh
Region APAC

The Frugal Innovation Forum is a unique platform by practitioners, for practitioners, to converse and ideate solutions for communities in the Global South. This year’s forum intends to host global practitioners, thinkers, researchers, policymakers and financial ecosystem partners to brainstorm solutions to the enduring challenges in financial inclusion for women through digital services. We remain as committed as ever to this forum and plan to reschedule for later this year.

We are moving as swiftly as possible to decide how we might use this opportunity to come together in new ways. Your safety remains our utmost priority, as governments, entities and communities navigate these difficult circumstances to the best of their abilities.


2020 Speakers

Greta Bull
Chief Executive Officer, CGAP

Gregory Chen
Policy Lead, CGAP

Andrée Simon
President and Chief Executive Officer, FINCA Impact FInance

Dr. Rubana Huq
President , Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, BGMEA

Mamie Kalonda

Rosa Wang
Global Director of Digital Financial Services, Opportunity International

Asif Saleh
Executive Director, BRAC Bangladesh

Louis De Koker
Professor of Law, La Trobe Law School, CGAP Consultant

Parul Seth Khanna
Co, Founder and Director, Pinbox solutions

Shameran Abed
Senior Director, Microfinance, Ultra Poor Graduation, BRAC and BRAC International

Ajaita Shah
Founder/Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Markets

Rajeev Kumar Gupta
Programme Manager, SHIFT ASEAN & SAARC, UNCDF

Maria May
Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Akhand Tiwari
Associate Partner, Microsave Consulting

Sonia Bashir Kabir
Founder & Chairman, SBK Foundation

Cheng Cheng
Director, Expansion, Tala

Kamal Quadir
Chief Executive Officer, bKash

Farmina Hossain
Additional Director, BURO Bangladesh

Laura Litvine
Senior Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team

Syeda Ishrat Fatema
Team Lead, Sarathi Project, Swisscontact

Smita Nimilita
Country Rep, HERProject, Bangladesh, BSR

Kathy Guis
Senior Director, Partner Investments,

Afsana Islam
Private Sector Development Adviser and Deputy Team Leader, Growth and Private Sector Development, DFID

Nidhi Parkeh
Project Director, DiGiFi, JPAL Africa

Sarfraz Shah
Director of Insurance, PULA

Faheem Ali
Chief Risk Officer, Musoni, Kenya Ltd

Afeef Zaman
Chief Executive Officer & Cofounder, ShopUP

Dr. Imran Matin
Executive Director, BRAC Institute of Governance and Development

Rakib Avi
Programme Coordinator, Executive Director's Office and Social Innovation Lab, BRAC

KAM Morshed
Director, Advocacy for Social Change, Technology, and Partnership Strengthening Unit, BRAC

Mercy Wachira
Digital Innovation and Implementation Lead, Microfinance, BRAC International

Anir Chowdhury
Policy Advisor, a2i

Shweta Pereira
Director, Customer Strategy & Project Management, Accion

Ella Moffat
HERfinance Manager, BSR

Olayinka David-West
Professor of Information Systems & Digital Financial Services Specialist

Okocha Nkem
Chief Executive Officer, Mamamoni Limited

Sponsors & Partners

2020 Sponsor

• Australia AID
• UKaid