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Editor's Choice August 2015: BIF Guideline's for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning

This month’s Editor’s Choice is the Business Innovation Facility’s ‘Guidelines for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning’ published on the new Business Innovation Facility website at bifprograme.org http://www.bifprogramme.org/.   I should declare straight away that am fully…See More
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Editor's Choice August 2015: BIF Guideline's for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning

This month’s Editor’s Choice is the Business Innovation Facility’s ‘Guidelines for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning’ published on the new Business Innovation Facility website at bifprograme.org http://www.bifprogramme.org/.   I should declare straight away that am fully…See More
Aug 17
A blog post by Tom Harrison was featured

Editor’s choice July 2015: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid

This month’s Editor’s Choice features a new IDB report which was launched at the recent BASE III Forum.  The report, which surveys the change in the BoP market in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last decade, is called ‘A Rising US$750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid.’ It tells a compelling story about the rise in…See More
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Editor’s choice July 2015: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid

This month’s Editor’s Choice features a new IDB report which was launched at the recent BASE III Forum.  The report, which surveys the change in the BoP market in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last decade, is called ‘A Rising US$750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid.’ It tells a compelling story about the rise in…See More
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Business Innovation Facility
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http://www.businessinnovationfacility.ning
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Projects Manager
About My Work
I manage operations and projects for the Business Innovation Facility
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Consultant
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Impact assessment, Value chains, Donor coordination
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Networking with fellow practitioners

Mr professional background

I am a sustainable development professional with 20-years experience in the NGO and development finance sectors. An accredited broker of cross-sector partnerships, a major interest of mine is the contribution that the private sector can make to addressing poverty and disadvantage.

In recent years I have performed assignments for UNDP's private sector division, IBLF, World Vision, VSO, and the Netherlnds Government among others. The range of activities that I support include advising on organisational partnering strategy, facilitating meetings and workshops, brokering new or existing cross sector partnerships, and reviewing partnerships in order to learn how to increase their impact.

In earlier parts of my career I worked for CDC and for NGOs such as VSO. I have lived and worked in Tanzania, Malaysia, Malawi, Zambia and Uganda and made frequent work-related visits to Ghana, Ethiopia, South-Africa and India among many others.

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Editor's Choice August 2015: BIF Guideline's for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning

This month’s Editor’s Choice is the Business Innovation Facility’s ‘Guidelines for Market Selection, Diagnosis and Intervention Planning’ published on the new Business Innovation Facility website at bifprograme.org http://www.bifprogramme.org/.   I should declare straight away that am fully…

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Posted on August 17, 2015 at 9:30

Editor’s choice July 2015: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid

This month’s Editor’s Choice features a new IDB report which was launched at the recent BASE III Forum.  The report, which surveys the change in the BoP market in Latin America and the Caribbean over the last decade, is called ‘A Rising US$750 Billion Market: Unlocking Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid.’ It tells a compelling story about the rise in…

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Posted on July 11, 2015 at 15:00

Navigating large companies: tips for inclusive business practitioners

For our June theme on working with large companies I have assembled some tips from my hard-won experience for anyone working with a company on an inclusive business initiative.  I have the perspective of an external practitioner engaging with counterparts from inside the business, but I suspect that company employees may face the same issues too.

I hope you find them useful!…

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Posted on June 8, 2015 at 12:30

Editor's choice, June 2015: Changing the Rules of Engagement with Low Income Consumers

My editor’s choice this month is a case study based on work done by Firmenich, a large privately owned company in the fragrance and flavor sector, in India.  The case, entitled ‘Changing the Rules of Engagement with Low Income Consumers’, was written by Dr. Djordjija Petkoski of Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and…

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Posted on June 8, 2015 at 11:00

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At 7:35 on March 5, 2013, Bernard Kelontii said…

Tom, you have fascinating character which I know you have been a blessing to many in African Continent. How about extending your expertise over to Africa's cousins in the South Pacific - Papua New Guinea another former colony of UK.

We need people of your humour and understanding to set up facilities as you have done for the African continent.

I am always dreaming of having to assist rural population to look at ways to alleviate poverty and to involve them to become rural enterprenuers without losing them.

Papua New Guinea (PNG) needs your help and you can assist. The country blessed with mineral resources yet remain poor in terms of income per capita.

Would you consider lending a helping hand to facilitate and set us off?

Bernard Kelontii

At 3:09 on March 2, 2013, MD. BELAYET HOSSAIN said…

HELLO TOM

Global Agro Resources Incorporation in Bangladesh involves in agri-business since last 10 years, established contract farming for produce high quality exportable potatoes and sesame seed. We have engaged about 10,000 farmers through Syngenta Foundations and some individual contract farmers in north bengal areas in 7 districts all potato growing areas in Bangladesh.

Attached please find some picture for your reference.

Md. Belayet Hossain

CEO

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At 10:05 on March 2, 2012, Rachel Godfrey said…

Thanks for your comments Tom - glad you found the article useful. Today, the poles for the cable line are being erected and off-site we're in the processing of looking more closely at the appropriate tariff for households (a lot of the data gathered in the baseline exercise is helping us with these calculations). Will be updating as things progress - apologies for my delay have been on annual leave in Zambia!

At 17:53 on January 17, 2012, Murphy Okpala said…

Thank you, Its good to be here

At 17:48 on April 14, 2011, A.S.M. Mashi-ur-Rahman said…
Yes it is better for both of us. Looking forward to here from your Bangladesh country office and also waiting to meet you at our MIDAS Office. May be we could find some opportunities to work together for the benefit of our target group.
At 10:25 on April 14, 2011, A.S.M. Mashi-ur-Rahman said…
I do not know yet the exact time and date. Please keep my mobnile number # +88-01711-842976. My office address: MIDAS, HOUSE-43, ROAD-16(OLD-27), DHANMONDI, DHAKA-1209, BANGLADESH. website: www.midas-bd.com.bd

What is the Facility Project is doing in Bangladesh?
At 18:35 on April 13, 2011, A.S.M. Mashi-ur-Rahman said…
Thanks for your comment and discussion with CEO of PUM. I am working for PUM-Netherlands and Representative, Bangladesh on behalf of MIDAS (www.midas-bd.com.bd). I am also the General Manager of MIDAS. We are taking PUM Assistance for MIDAS ongoing program - Technology Transfer for Private Sector Development. Bangladeshi SMEs are getting benefit of this program with the PUM Senior Expert Setvices. CEO of PUM will visit Bangladesh in the first week of May 2011 to know Bangladesh more to extent more assistance.
At 12:26 on November 19, 2010, Adebayo Oyewole said…
Thank you Tom! Looking forward to the collaboration.
At 16:17 on October 13, 2010, Soji Apampa said…
 
 
 
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