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 your organisation's exciting work for our blog. There will also be an exclusive Field Visit to give you a glimpse of the development interventions at the grassroots level here in Bangladesh, you can also register for the field visit. Let us know if you want to request a booth allotment at frugalinnovation@brac.net.

If you are interested in attending the forum, please register by filling out this registration form. BRAC Social Innovation Lab will review your registration request and inform you if you have been selected through email.

October 01, 2022

The registration fee will be fully sponsored by BRAC, which includes the expenses related to access to sessions, accommodation for two nights, pick and drop within Dhaka to/from the venue and all meals and refreshments during the forum. Complimentary transportation to and from the airport will be available for international participants. Any other expenses (e.g. airfare for international attendees) will have to be borne by the participant.

Frugal Innovation Forum 2022 is happening in-person in Pan Pacific Sonargaon, Dhaka, Bangladesh, on October 11-13, 2022.

The participants will enjoy the following facilities:

  • Entry to all Frugal Innovation Forum sessions
  • All meals and refreshments during the forum
  • Pick (from Mohakhali) and drop within Dhaka to/from the venue
  • Complementary accommodation at the venue and transport to and from airport for international participants

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. The expiry date of your passport
  5. Organization name and address

As it is a global conference, the language for all communication will be English.

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.

You do not need to download any software to join the conference. The virtual sessions will take place on HopIn which can be accessed using your PC browser.

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 in exploring 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 play a role in shaping the future of development in the post-pandemic world – this is the right platform for you.

The conference is open to a wide range of stakeholder groups (both global and local), including development practitioners, economists, researchers, policy analysts, and social innovators. The list also includes behavioural designers, human-centred designers, interaction designers, business designers and communications specialists etc.

You can email us at frugalinnovation@brac.net. For urgencies, you can also reach out to any one of the following:

Khondokar Anwar Shadat

Email: khondokar.shadat@brac.net 

Whatsapp: +88 01687 733506

Faria Alam Ria

Email: faria.ria@brac.net

Whatsapp: +88 01301 715093

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