2019 BDS CONFERENCE on “The role of private sector and other market operators in job creation within value chains” and Training Making Markets Work for the Poor – 24th – 29th November, 2019, Shanzu, Mombasa (Kenya)

The organisers of the annual BDS Conference would like to invite you to the 14th edition of the conference to be held in Mombasa Kenya from 25th-29th November 2019.

The upcoming BDS conference that seeks to explore “The role of private sector and other market operators in job creation within value chains”  on 28-29 November 2019 as well as offer training on Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) on 25th – 27th November 2019.

Please find attached a flyer with more details for your review.

Conference Sessions: 28th – 29th November 2019

Two days of information, discussion, and networking with professionals dedicated to inclusive economic growth, and to using the power of market systems to achieve it. Plenary and break-out sessions will feature achievements – and lessons – over the last decade, bring participants up-to-date with current work, and highlight innovations that have potential to transform future work. Topics will reflect diverse experience, for example agricultural productivity and marketing, public-private partnerships, women or addressing gender issues, youth, environmental sustainability, ICTs, financial services.

Sessions will be identified by level as beginning, intermediate or advanced to avoid duplication for past participants, and to enhance learning for new participants. 

Training on Making Markets Work for the Poor (M4P) 25th – 27th November 2019

Three days of intensive professional development, customized to your level of expertise in market system development. Participants will advance their knowledge and skills in:

  • Fundamentals
  • Market Analysis
  • Designing for Sustainability and Scale
  • Implementing Facilitation
  • Managing for Results

The training methodology will incorporate dynamic presentations including videos, case study exercises demonstrating practical tools, and individual advice upon request.

Participants will be grouped into different classes according to level of experience.

For further information on the conference visit the MESPT website: www.mespt.org  

or contact Reuben Gachau: rgachau@mespt.org