On 29 June 2014, Katalyst organised a roundtable discussion on Inclusive business in the context of Bangladesh: Prospects and Challenges at Lakeshore Hotel Dhaka. Panelists at the session included representatives from public and private organisations and think tanks like Nielsen Bangladesh, Lal Teer Seed, Petrochem, Nestle, Ispahani, Bangladesh Institute for Development Studies, Center for Development and Competitiveness Studies and Bangladesh Bank.
To kick off the discussion, eminent economist Dr Khondakar Golam Moazzem presented the keynote paper on Promoting Inclusive Businesses in Bangladesh.
This was followed by a discussion on how the participants were practicing and promoting inclusive business.
Mr Mahbub Ahmed, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, while Mr Samuel Bon, Chief Executive Officer, Swisscontact was the Special Guest. Mr Ahmed appreciated Katalyst’s initiative and Mr Bon commended Katalyst’s role in facilitating inclusive business and poverty reduction.