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Transforming Gender Inequality through Inclusive Dairy Value Chain Development

by on Oct 13, 2017  |  posted in Value Chain, Women's Economic Empowerment  |  1 Comment

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CARE Bangladesh hosted a webinar on "Transforming Gender Inequality through Inclusive Dairy Value Chain Development" to share its unique experience and learning from Strengthening Dairy Value Chain Project. The webinar replicated a Peer Learning Session held at the 2017 Women's Economic Empowerment Global Learning Forum, aiming to share insights on the status of gender inequality in a dairy-based market system and how an enterprise-led dairy-hub model can make it gender inclusive. The webinar drew participation from the BRAC Dairy, a leading dairy processor in Bangladesh, also SDVC project partner, to share their experience of transforming the core business model. Oxfam Bangladesh then reflected on their learning on promoting women’s economic leadership from their dairy value chain work in Bangladesh.


Speakers

Anowarul Haq, Director, Extreme Rural Poverty Program, CARE Bangladesh

Anowarul HaqWith more than 18 years experience in the field of development and 14 years experience in senior management, Anowarul Haq is presently Director of CARE Bangladesh's Extreme Rural Poverty Program. He has significant expertise on systemic approaches through which communities can abolish hunger, enhance food security, improve the livelihoods of the poorest and institutionalize efforts in local government and market systems as well as in value chain and social enterprise approaches that ensure participation of the poorest, especially women, in the market. Anowarul also led Social and Economic Transformation of the Ultra-Poor (SETU), a DFID funded flagship project of CARE Bangladesh working with the bottom 10% extremely poor in the northwest of Bangladesh, and managed the Nijeder Janyia Nijera initiative, a pilot project of CARE Bangladesh to generate learning on community-led approach, participatory inclusive governance and pro-poor value chain development.

Anisur Rahman, Director, Dairy & Food, Artificial Insemination, Seed & Agro Enterprises, BRAC

Anisur RahmanA strategic leader having highest level of marketing, sales, customer care, supply chain, human resources, production, and research & analytical skills. Has attended a regular, fulltime MBA from MIST, Dhaka University and obtained special training from IIMC. Dynamics in orchestration of multimillion dollar projects, start-ups, turnarounds and growth ventures. Big picture thinker, talented and driven to impact the bottom line profitability while ensuring staff compliance to business policies and procedures. Skilled provider of advanced leadership, training, guidance and motivation that results in retention of top performance professionals. Advanced communicator and cultivator of key relationships with all levels of business personnel, clients as well as executive staffs. A regular contributor to The Executive Times, a leading business journal published from Dhaka and on LinkedIn Pulse on contemporary business topics and corporate leadership.

Dr. Md Khalid Hossain, Economic Justice Resilience Program Manager, Oxfam in Bangladesh

Md Khalid HossainAs the Economic Justice Resilience Program Manager at Oxfam in Bangladesh, Dr. Md Khalid Hossain oversees the coordinated activities of rural, urban, private sector linkage, youth and water governance programs. Dr. Hossain has received Doctor of Philosophy (Management) degree from RMIT University, Australia as an Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholar. Prior to his doctoral study, he received his Master of Diplomacy and Trade degree from the Monash University, Australia as an Australian Development Scholarship (ADS) scholar in 2006. Including his current role, his professional experience in Bangladesh also includes roles as Research Officer at Bangladesh Tariff Commission, Policy Officer and Campaign Coordinator at Oxfam GB – Bangladesh Program and Project Coordinator (Climate Change Unit) and Head of Climate Change Program at the Christian Commission for Development in Bangladesh (CCDB). He has published numbers of papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings.

Moderator

Parvez Mohammad Asheque, Director for Private Sector Engagement, CARE Bangladesh

Parvez Mohammad AshequeParvez introduced one of the very first successful franchise businesses in Bangladesh, of selling greetings cards and social expression products of ‘ARCHIES’. Earlier in his career, Parvez had significant experience with the private sector in international marketing of readymade garments from Bangladesh. In 2002, he decided to bring his experience and understanding of enterprise development to contribute to developing pro-poor markets. Since then, he has focused steadily on delivering development interventions through markets and private sector. His range of exposures to differentiated markets include agribusiness, ICTs, healthcare and financial services. With Swisscontact, Parvez has had extensive experience in implementing and collaborating on a number of flagship Making Markets Work for the Poor (m4p) initiatives in the South Asia region. He was central to various flagship private sector partnerships in health as senior advisor for GIZ in Bangladesh and explored a social enterprise initiative in healthcare in the Central Asia in a regional advisory role based in Kazakhstan with the Population Services International. Parvez passionately drives market led initiatives of CARE in Bangladesh as Director, Private Sector Engagement. He has graduate and post graduate degrees in Finance from the Dhaka University.

1 Comment

nerida dexter says:
Oct 10, 2017

A very good topic

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