FRUGAL INNOVATION FORUM 2019
Welcome to Global South, where 85% of global youth are building a future for all of us to thrive in.
Frugal Innovation Forum (FIF) is a platform for leaders from the Global South to connect and explore solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. FIF 2019 will explore the theme “Scaling opportunities for youth”, featuring development practitioners and funders, young change-makers and innovators in a 2 day long conference to collaborate for impact at scale.
The discussions, workshops and plenaries are going to focus on
- 21st century skills
- Impact of technology on youth
- Youth on the move
Jugaad, or ‘frugal innovation’ approach was always an inherent feature and a unique offering of Global South. This creative approach can be borrowed for wide-scale adoption and large-scale change for dynamic social impact. With this in mind, FIF was created with the aim to explore deeper into Global South’s fascinating potential, to develop a platform to amplify what is already happening across the region, and by bringing innovators together to learn, share and scale up low-cost models.
The sixth forum will explore the theme of youth in the Global South and connect non-profit innovators, social entrepreneurs and emerging leaders to catalyse lasting change with limited resources. The conference will be designed to inspire more effective and impactful actions through discussions and debates about youth empowerment in the Global South.
- By practitioners for practitioners
- Field exposure and hands-on learning with an emphasis on co-creation
- Hosted by the world’s #1 ranked non-government development organisation
Calling all those who are young at heart!
International: USD 350
National: BDT 10,000
Field Visit: USD 200
This covers session access, meals and accommodation for 2 nights. Given these highly subsidized fees, for further assistance, please mail us your profile.
International: February 9, 2019
National: February 9, 2019
For field visit: February 9, 2019
Plenary 1 - Reframing the Development Dialogue
Providing broad overview of macro-level challenges in youth development, SDGs and youth, No One Left Behind (reflections on Cox’s Bazar field visit), youth activism
Featuring 10 minute talks on 4 models that have worked for, or by young people
Plenary 2 - Realizing youths’ potential: Lessons from the Global South
Presenting interesting models that tie into workshops to follow
1. Health and wellbeing: mental, sexual and reproductive health
2. Reimagining education for the next generation: Interesting approaches and models in learning, alternative learning models and youth engagement
Plenary 3 - Employment opportunities for youth in Global South
Where employment merges with skills and education. A panel discussion starting with a presentation on macro trends of the job market , skills for now and future
Engaging young people; discussion based on problem statements of Inclusion.
Plenary 4 - Walking the talk: Engaging young people
Featuring inspirational stories with a focus on successful youth movements and models for entrepreneurship
1. New media: How is digital media changing the way young people engage and collaborate for social good?
2. Researchers’ Conclave: Showcasing empirical evidences of gaps, challenges and effective solutions concerning youth & development followed by matchmaking
Featuring 10 minute talks on 4 relevant models that have worked for, or by young people.
1. Policy panel: Breaking the barriers to youth inclusion What are some successful models of engaging young people in policy and governance?
2. Design sprint: Engaging young people - Discussion based on problem statements: (i) Inclusion (ii) Displaced youth
Final Plenary - The way forward
Special session with Sir Fazle Hasan Abed
Help us feature social innovators, entrepreneurs and organizations and share their impact sotries.
Register to be part of two days of co-creation, collaboration and celebration of low cost innovations that work miracles on the ground.
Register to pitch your innovation in our exclusive pitching sessions in front of development practitioners.
Get an exclusive insight of the Rohingya camps and host communities of Cox’s Bazar.
Or simply write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- BCDM, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh
- +880 2 9881265 (Ext- 3768)
- 8:30 – 17:00 (GMT+6)