About the Annual Regional BDS Conference and Training (BDS 2019 Flyer)

For over a decade, development practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers have been meeting at the Annual Regional BDS Conference to reflect on growth of the markets, emerging opportunities and progress towards realization of development goals in the Eastern African region. The conference has grown into a platform where participants forge partnerships, share lessons and successes and contribute to the development agenda in the region. The training aspect of the conference offers an opportunity for development practitioners to develop or update their knowledge and skills in markets systems development, facilitation, results management and explore potential for collaboration with other players in the development and business sectors


Target Group: 
Funders/Donors, Investors, Programmes/project Implementers, Public and Private sector partners, Policy makers etc. It is expected that participants will grow their knowledge on keys aspects of a market system

‘The role of private sector and other market operators in job creation within value chains’


Social Inclusion and youth (Tech hubs/ Solutions)
Financial inclusion
Food systems and security

Dates & Venue: 
Dates: 24th – 29th November, 2019
Venue: Pride Inn Hotel, Shanzu, Mombasa

BDS Conference set up

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

Phase Two: Conference Sessions (28th – 29th November 2019)

Payments, Registration: 
Training |Accommodation| Transfers  only – Kshs. 86,500
Conference |Accommodation| Transfer  only – Kshs. 65,000
Training |Conference |Accommodation| Transfer  only – Kshs. 130 ,000
Non-residential per day only -Kshs.  30,000

Payment must be received on or before participation.

BDS registration link : [“Registration”]


For further information on the conference, call or write to us:
Contact Person: Reuben Gachau
Email: RGachau@mespt.org
Telephone: +254 723 808 895
Website: www.mespt.org

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