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Frugal Innovation Forum 2022

A platform for doers to explore frugal innovations in the Global South

Frugal Innovation Forum 2022

October 11-13, 2022

Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka


Learn, engage, and connect with leaders from the Global South to explore and innovate solutions for the world’s toughest challenges.
Frugal Innovation Forum 2022 will explore the theme,

The Future of Development in a Post-Pandemic World

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What is FIF?

FIF is a platform that brings innovators together to learn, share and scale up low-cost models, and amplifies what is already happening across the region.

Hosted by BRAC, one of the world’s leading non-government organisations, FIF is a platform for practitioners by practitioners - with field exposure and hands-on learning, emphasising co-creation.

Why FIF?

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 to explore Global South’s fascinating potential, develop a platform to amplify what is happening across the region, and bring innovators together to learn, share and scale up low-cost models.

The seventh forum will explore the theme of ‘The Future of Development in a Post-Pandemic World,’ 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 recognising the understanding of what happened, what’s ongoing based on learning from the past, and what the outlook for a post-COVID future looks like for the Global South.

What makes FIF unique?

  1. 1. By practitioners for practitioners
  2. 2. Field exposure and hands-on cross-sectoral learning with an emphasis on co-creation
  3. 3. Hosted by the world’s #1 ranked non-government development organisation

Calling all global doers to join us in shaping the future of development in the post-pandemic world.


Day 00 - October 11, 2022

Day 01 - October 12, 2022

Day 02 - October 13, 2022
9:00 AM-5:00 PM (GMT +6) Field visit (For limited participants only)

 

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM (GMT +6)

Welcome Remarks

10:10 AM – 10:55 AM (GMT +6)

Development in the next normal: The after COVID era

11:00 AM – 11.15 AM (GMT +6)Coffee break
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM (GMT +6)

Financial Inclusion in a time of COVID: Lessons and Experiences

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM (GMT +6)

Leaving no one behind: Designing for inclusion

Innovation in learning: Unlocking the remote learning puzzle (Workshop)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (GMT +6)Lunch and networking break
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (GMT +6)

Impact Talks

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM (GMT +6)Coffee break
4:15 PM – 5:15 PM (GMT +6)

CEOs Speak: Fostering cross-sector collaboration for greater impact

Jugaad Box Phase 01 (Workshop)

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM (GMT +6)

Lessons from the pandemic:

Frugal models for inclusive healthcare systems

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM (GMT +6) Lessons from Day 1
10:10 AM – 11:10 AM (GMT +6) COVID 19 and Healthcare: Challenges and Progression for a sustainable future
11:15 AM – 11.30 AM (GMT +6) Coffee break
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (GMT +6) Financial inclusion: Pathway for resiliency 
Changing Behaviors: Incorporating Behavioral Nudges into your Projects and Initiative
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (GMT +6) Lunch and networking break
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM (GMT +6) Impact Talks
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM (GMT +6) Coffee break
3:00 PM – 3:50 PM (GMT +6) Future of work in Global South: Preparing for the challenges of tomorrow
Jugaad Box Phase 02 (Workshop)
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM (GMT +6) Outlook for the future
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM (GMT +6) Closing remarks and vote of thanks

Meet Our Panelists

Hillary Miller-Wise
Jason Lamb
Dr. Richard Cash
Dr. Omar Ishraq
Faheem Ali
Tasmiah Rahman
Amreen Bashir
Arfan Ali
Snigdha Ali
Dr. Nick Goodwin
Sheela Patel

The status quo

Virtual exhibition

Articles

Betting Long on Women from the Margins to the Mainstream

A recent ILO report states, “Less than half of all eligible women participate in the labour force, compared to 75% of men.”  . . . Women are also more likely to work in informal employment and in vulnerable, low-paid or undervalued jobs. Further, the Global Findex Database 2021 on Financial Inclusion, Digital Payments, and Resilience in the Age of COVID-19 iterates 56% of all those without a bank account were women – meaning

Post-Covid Skills

Covid-19 has added fresh urgency to improving the already dismal scenario of our youth’s preparedness for the future world of work. . . . Even before Covid-19 hit, Bangladeshi youths were struggling to find productive employment. While a large share of the Bangladeshi labour force had been stuck in a low-skill, low-productivity cycle, technology had been profoundly changing the global job market and changing it fast. Technology is creating many

‘New poor’: Ensuring inclusive growth amidst the new challenges of the pandemic

24 million people, or 14% of the population, have been newly pushed into poverty as a result of the pandemic in Bangladesh. Learn how BRAC has introduced new interventions to ensure that this group can restart their lives as the country emerges from lockdowns, and build resilience for future shocks. . . .   Johura Begum and her husband used to work at a garments factory in Chattogram, southern Bangladesh.

Glimpse of previous editions

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