ID Model team, led by Prof. Xiaolan Fu (PI), and Prof. Pervez Ghauri (Co-PI) pays working visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh

id model 2ID modelThe Inclusive Digital Model (IDMODEL) project team, comprising of Prof. Xiaolan Fu (PI), Prof. Pervez Ghauri (Co-PI) and Dr. Elvis Avenyo (RO), paid a working visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 27th January – 2nd  February 2020.  The main purpose of the visit was to meet stakeholders, and also to engage directly with the survey team and some households on the IDMODEL project. The team held high-level meetings with several Ministries (Foreign Affairs, Railways, Commerce and Public Administration) and agencies (Bangladesh Investment Development Authority [BIDA], Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority [BEZA]), but also  foundations (SBK Foundation, BRAC, and Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation [PKSF]) on possible ways to further engage. The team also met with the project’s lead local partner, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University (SAU), who were responsible for the baseline survey in three cities of Bangladesh, namely Dhaka, Bogura and Barishal.

The IDMODEL project’s ‘Haate Hate’ App which is being developed by SBK Technology Ventures and Foundation in collaboration with the project team is expected to be ready for roll-out at the beginning of March.

Find out more about the IDMODEL Project here.