Silver Jubilee Seminars


PKSF organizes 13 Seminars and one Special Discussion Session

 A seven-day-long Development Fair-2014 was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), Dhaka from 26 October to 01 November 2014 on the occasion of 25th Founding Anniversary of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) aiming at promoting poverty alleviation initiatives to lift millions out of poverty.

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During the fair a total of thirteen seminars and one special discussion session were held in the theme of “Development for Prosperity and Parity: Including the Excluded” where Ministers, Secretaries, economists, researchers, members of civil society and representatives of different non-government organizations were present. Development specialists and discussants from India, Vietnam, Uzbekistan and the USA also participated in the seminars and special discussion.

Presentations of keynote speakers of these Seminars are available here.

List of Seminars:

Agriculture Patterns, Poverty and Climate Change: Vision, Strategy and Actions

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
1        Agriculture Patterns, Poverty and Climate Change: Vision, Strategy and Actions 26 Oct’14
Sunday
10.00 AM
Mr. Rashed Khan Menon, MP Hon’ble Minister
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
Chairman, PKSF
1) Dr. Fazle Rabbi Sadeque Ahmed PC, CCCP, PKSF
Presentation
2) Mr. Md. Shamsuddoha
Chief Executive
Participatory Research and Development Initiative (PRDI)
Presentation 

 

Rural Industrialization for Sustainable Poverty Eradication

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
2 Rural Industrialization for Sustainable Poverty Eradication 26 Oct’14
Sunday
03.00 PM
Architect Yeafes Osman
Hon’ble  State Minister
Ministry of  Science  and Technology 
 Mr. Md. Abdul Karim  Managing Director  PKSF 1) Mr. Mahbubul Islam Khan
Former Assistant Country Director CARE International
Presentation
2) Mr. Wahiduzzaman
Director, JCF
Presentation 

Building Human Capacity: Education Program for the Excluded

 

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson    Presenter/s
3 Building Human Capacity: Education Program for the Excluded 27 Oct’14
Monday
10.00 AM
Ms. Rasheda K Chowdhury
Former  Hon’ble Advisor to the Caretaker  Govt. of The People’s Republic of  Bangladesh
Dr. A. K. M Nurun Nabi Vice Chancellor
Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur and Member, Governing Body, PKSF
    1) Ms. Hosne Ara Begum
….Executive Director, TMSS
               Presentation
    2) Mr. Muhammad Yahiya
….Executive Director, CDIP
….Presentation 

Technology for Sustainable Growth and Development

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
4 Technology  for Sustainable Growth
and Development
27 Oct’14
Monday
03.00 PM
Mr. Hedayetullah Al Mamoon ndc
Senior Secretary
Ministry  of Commerce
Mr. Khondkar Ibrahim Khaled Member
Governing  Body PKSF
1) Ms. Tanvir Sultana
Manager, PKSF
Presentation
2) Mr. Mir Al Amin
Executive  Director, HELP
Presentation  

Expanding the Horizon of Opportunities: Promoting Innovative Enterprises

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
5 Expanding the Horizon of Opportunities: Promoting Innovative Enterprises 28 Oct’14
Tuesday
10.00 AM
Mr. Md. Ghulam Hussain
Chairman
National Board of Revenue (NBR)
Dr. M. A. Quassem Member
Governing Body
PKSF
1) Mr. Ayub Hossain
Coordinator
Janabiggan Foundation
Presentation
2) Mr. Mir Al Amin
Executive Director, HELP
Presentation

 

Reducing Health Risk of the Excluded: Some Innovative Practices

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar/ Meeting Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
6 Reducing Health Risk of the Excluded: Some Innovative Practices 28 Oct’14
Tuesday
03.00 PM
Mr. Khurshed Alam Chowdhury
Secretary
Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism
Dr. Pratima Paul Majumder
Member
Governing Body, PKSF
1) Mr. Murshed Alam Sarker
Executive Director, POPI
Presentation
2) Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir
Executive Director
Sajida Foundation
Presentation

Moving Out of Low Productivity Trap: Investing at the Bottom of the Pyramid

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
7 Moving Out of Low Productivity
Trap: Investing at the
Bottom of the Pyramid
29 Oct’14
Wednesday
10.00 AM
Engineer Mosharraf Hossain, MP Hon’ble Minister
Ministry of Housing & Public Works
Barrister Nihad Kabir Member
Governing  Body
PKSF
1) Mr. AQM Golam Mawla
General Manager, PKSF
Presentation
2) Dr. Md. Shahiduzzaman
Executive Director, ESDO
Presentation

Discussion on: Non-Financial Services of MFIs: Health, Education and Value Chain interventions

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Sl. No Title of the Discussion Session Date and Time Discussants Chairperson
8 Non-Financial Services of MFIs: Health, Education and Value Chain interventions 29 Oct’14
Wednesday
12.00 PM
 
Mr. Md. Abdul Karim
Managing Director, PKSF
Mr. Larry Reed
Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign

Dr. D. S. K. Rao
Regional Director, Microcredit Summit Campaign

Ms. Pham Thi Hong
Executive Director
SCBI cum Deputy Executive Director, SCODE, Vietnam

Mr. Emranul Haque Chowdhury
Executive Director, UDDIPAN

Ms. Zahida Fizza Kabir
Executive Director, Sajida Foundation
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad Chairman, PKSF 

 

ENRICH, a New Approach to Development: a Paradigm Shift

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
9 ENRICH, a New Approach
to Development: a Paradigm Shift
  29 Oct’14
  Wednesday
  03.00 PM
  Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, MP       Hon’ble Minister
  Ministry of Finance  
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, Chairman, PKSF 1) Mr. Md. Mashiar Rahman
General Manager, PKSF
 Presentation
2) Mr. Md. Mohsin Ali
Executive Director, Wave Foundation
Presentation 

Inclusive Development: Mainstreaming the Challenged People

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
10 Inclusive Development: Mainstreaming the Challenged People 30 Oct’14
Thursday
10.00 AM
Mr. Tofail Ahmed, MP
Hon’ble Minister
Ministry of Commerce

Mr. Munshi Faiz Ahmad
Member
General Body, PKSF
 
1) Mr. Md Arifur Rahman
Executive Director, YPSA
Presentation
2) Mr. Md. Golam Ahia
Executive Director
Bandhu Kallan Foundation
Presentation 

Empowering Women: Challenges for Next Decade

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
11 Empowering Women: Challenges for Next Decade 30 Oct’14
Thursday
03.00 PM
Mr. Md. Abdul Karim
Managing Director
PKSF
Ambassador Muhammad Zamir (Retd.)
Former Ambassador and Chief Information Commissioner
1) Ms. Salina Sharif
AGM, PKSF
Presentation
2) Ms. Sayeeda Roxana Khan Executive Director
Sheba Nari O Shishu Kallan Kendra
Presentation 

Equity and Justice in Society: Protecting Rights of Children

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest    Chairperson Presenter/s
12 Equity and Justice in Society: Protecting Rights of Children 31 Oct’14
Friday
10.00 AM
Dr. Gowher Rizvi
Hon’ble International Affairs
Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
 
Dr. Bondana Saha
Member
General Body, PKSF
1) Mr. Emranul Haque Chowdhury Executive Director, Uddipan
Presentation
2) Advocate Salma Ali

Executive Director
Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA)
Presentation

Taking off from Poverty: Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
13 Taking off from Poverty: Reducing Risks and Vulnerabilities 31 Oct’14
Friday
03.00 PM
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
Chairman, PKSF
Dr. Meehir  Kanti Mozumdar
Member
General Body, PKSF
1)  Mr. Md. Hasan Khaled
General Manager, PKSF

Presentation
2) Mr. Zahirul Alam
Executive Director, IDF
Presentation

Nutrition Security for the Poor

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Sl. No Title of the Seminar Date and Time Chief Guest Chairperson Presenter/s
14 Nutrition Security for the Poor 01 Nov’14
Saturday
03.00 PM
Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad
Chairman, PKSF
Mr. M. M. Niazuddin
Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
Mr. Md. Abdul Karim
Managing Director
PKSF
1.  Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus
Additional Secretary
Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
Presentation
2. Professor Nazma Shaheen
Institute of Nutrition and Food Science
Dhaka University
Presentation