Business Opportunities for INGOs with ADB: a quick overview

Business Opportunities for INGOs with ADB: a quick overview
Business Opportunities for INGOs with ADB: a quick overview of how to find current and future opportunities

Business Opportunities for INGOs with ADB: a quick overview of how to find current and future opportunities

Friday, November 15, 2019, 9:30am to 12:00pm

The Pacific Room

The Wesley Conference Centre

220 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Over the last 3 years, ADB has awarded an increasing number of contracts to INGOs including Oxfam, The Asia Foundation, World Vision, Plan International, Save the Children and others. Where are these opportunities advertised? What kind of work does ADB hire NGOs to do? How is bidding for an ADB contract different than for other donors? This session is an interactive discussion, particularly relevant for those working in business development, of how to understand advertised business opportunities and learn what opportunities are upcoming. Participants may want to bring a laptop to follow along and bookmark key sites and resources.

9:30am-10am    Arrival, registration, tea & coffee, networking

10am – 12pm    Presentation, FAQs

Please RSVP by 4 November 2019

About the Speaker

Lainie Thomas is a Senior Social Development Specialist (Civil Society and Participation), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of ADB. She is based in ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center, a team promoting ADB-civil society engagement. She provides support to operations departments on civil society engagement and sharing learning on good practices. In addition, she leads outreach activities to help civil society organizations understand how to collaborate with ADB. 

Prior to joining ADB, Lainie spent 10 years in Africa and 4 years in Asia working on grassroots development projects and civil society strengthening. She worked for a range of civil society organizations, both local and international, designing and overseeing development projects in the education, health, community development, agriculture, micro-finance and infrastructure sectors. 

About ADB 

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance. ADB’s total operations of $35.82 billion in 2018 consisted of $21.58 billion in loans, grants, and investments from its own resources, $14 billion in cofinancing from bilateral and multilateral agencies and other financing partners; and $241 million in technical assistance.

Over the last 3 years, ADB has awarded an increasing number of contracts to INGOs including Oxfam, The Asia Foundation, World Vision, Plan International, Save the Children and others. Where are these opportunities advertised? What kind of work does ADB hire NGOs to do? How is bidding for an ADB contract different than for other donors? This session is an interactive discussion, particularly relevant for those working in business development, of how to understand advertised b

About the Speaker

Lainie Thomas is a Senior Social Development Specialist (Civil Society and Participation), Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of ADB. She is based in ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center, a team promoting ADB-civil society engagement. She provides support to operations departments on civil society engagement and sharing learning on good practices. In addition, she leads outreach activities to help civil society organizations understand how to collaborate with ADB. 

Prior to joining ADB, Lainie spent 10 years in Africa and 4 years in Asia working on grassroots development projects and civil society strengthening. She worked for a range of civil society organizations, both local and international, designing and overseeing development projects in the education, health, community development, agriculture, micro-finance and infrastructure sectors. 

About ADB 

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance. ADB’s total operations of $35.82 billion in 2018 consisted of $21.58 billion in loans, grants, and investments from its own resources, $14 billion in cofinancing from bilateral and multilateral agencies and other financing partners; and $241 million in technical assistance.

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When
11/15/2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where
Wesley Conference Centre 220 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
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