This year you can get involved with FIF in several ways. You can register yourself and your team. You can nominate speakers for the event. You can write about the exciting work your organisation is doing for our blog. You can also pitch your innovation in the separate pitching sessions during the forum. There will also be an exclusive Field Visit to Cox’s Bazar refugee camp, you can also register for the field visit. Let us know if you want to request a booth allotment at frugalinnovaiton@brac.net.

If you are interested in attending the forum, please register by filling out this form. The Social Innovation Lab will review your request and inform you if you have been selected. After this, you will have to confirm your participation and pay the participation fee.

The registration fee of the conference is highly subsidised.

Registration fee:

350 USD for international participants.
10,000 BDT for participants living in Bangladesh.

The participation fee includes:

Entry to all Frugal Innovation Forum sessions

Accommodations for two nights (2nd-4th)

All meals and refreshments during the forum (beginning with the welcome dinner on the 2nd through lunch on the 4th)

Complimentary transportation to and from the airport for international participants

The registration fee covers session access, meals, transportation to and from the venue and accommodation for 2 nights. Given these highly subsidized fees, for further assistance, please mail us your profile to frugalinnovation@brac.net

Once your registration has been accepted, we will email you with the details for payment.

We accept Bangladesh taka and United States dollars.

Please check the visa requirements for your country of citizenship. If you require an invitation letter, please send us the following information as soon as possible to frugalinnovation@brac.net:

  1. Name as it appears on your passport
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Passport number and country
  4. Expiration date
  5. Organization name and address

Jugaad’ or Frugal Innovation is a Southern way of innovating, a concept made popular in the West by Jaideep Prabhu’s must read book. Watch this exciting talk to learn more about it.

If you are interested to explore how the global South does more with less on an everyday basis, if you want to learn frugal ways of innovating, if you want to learn how innovations scattered all around the world can be scaled to explore opportunities for youth – this is the right platform for you.

You can email us at frugalinnovation@brac.net.
For urgencies, you can also call/text/whatsapp at +880 1730374383

In order to attend the field visit, you have to register both for the conference and the field visit.