Smart Usage of Mobile Money in Projects & Programs in Bangladesh: Workshop Report
mSTAR Bangladesh held its third quarterly workshop on June 12, 2014, focusing on the smart usage of mobile money and developing an enabling financial ecosystem. The workshop also discussed the future of mobile money in Bangladesh and the potentially huge impact it could have on increasing financial inclusion. The workshop was attended by 19 participants representing 9 organizations. See workshop report for full details.
The quarterly workshops are designed to increase awareness and educate USAID/Bangladesh IPs working in the health and agriculture sectors on mobile money usage. The workshop series educates finance and programmatic staff on the benefits of using mobile money. Discussion among different IPs in the workshop also increases their reflective knowledge on mobile banking and mobile money. The first two quarterly workshops focused on defining mobile money (MM) and its possible opportunities, coupled with how mobile money could be integrated within program/project operations. Read November 2013 Workshop Report and March 2014 Workshop Report for more details.