Agriculture News Agency(ANA) ANA.com news portal will help Bangladeshi young people in business creation and loan support

I developed the model,analyze the feasibility and completed am comparative analysis on marketing and agricultural marketing.

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Eligibility

  • Yes, I fulfill all of the eligibility criteria.

Initiative's representative name

Hassan Nazmul Islam Chief Executive Officer

Initiative's representative date of birth

1st May 1970

Initiative’s representative gender

  • Man

Which eligible market are you based in?

  • Bangladesh

Where are you making a difference?

Used primary data,secondary data ,field level feasibility analyzed and I am the innovator of the mod

Website or social media url(s)

Hassan Nazmul Islam Ripon/facebook

When was your organisation founded?

24.06.1999

Focus areas

  • Helping people adapt to technologies of the future
  • Financial skills and capability
  • Reskilling and upskilling the workforce

Project Stage

  • Start-Up (first few activities have happened)

Yearly Budget: How much capital do you need to accomplish your proposed project?

  • Less than $1k

Organisation Type

  • Non-profit / NGO

1. Founding story: Share a story about the "Aha!" moment that led the founder(s) to get started or the story of how you saw the potential for this to succeed

I proposed Water& Essential(WE) organization when I was working in capital city Dhaka . Earlier he completed his graduation in Economics from pubic Jahangirnagar University He was always committed to serve people as development worker. He worked national &international organization few years such as UNICEF ,BNWLA under different programs funded by ILO,USAID,UNICEF. But I took registration from government from a remote village of Bangladesh. He prepared social business models & kept minimum creativity in those as well as standard, contemporary for donors, investors. . I modeled d social enterprises those are innovative and completed few courses from World Bank ,commonwealth University.

2. The problem: What problem surrounding employability or financial capability are you helping to solve?

First problem in our agriculture sector is coverage of agriculture related news is very rate in printed and electronic media. Secondly access is also key to young people to those newspapers. So, coverage and access is first problem . Then knowledge, education with support service like training, credit is unavailable in Bangladesh still today.

3. Your Solution: How are you planning to solve this problem? Share your specific approach.

The success will be measured in different ways. First year registered reader of ANA.com quantity fixed 35000.Credit and training service will be provided to 700 people. In next years will be creating 350000 readers and training, consultancy ,loan service will be provided to 10000 young agricultural entrepreneurs. No gender will be considered and rural and semi urban area will be considered. Readers mentioned here only those who are registered to get service that means they will enter in the main page with sign up facility. But any reader can read this news paper. That is not possible to quantify at this moment. So, this not possible to predict how many people will come under this project within five(5) years .We want funders with us to market analysis ,age and qualification indicators survey. Regular monitoring and evaluation may be key. Young entrepreneurs performance, responsibility to credit are other indicators.

4. How are you innovating or using unique approaches to solving the problem?

In 2018 from 1st July to 31 December we regular collected agri news, column, analytical reports from two renowned dailies .survey shows only .34% coverage get agriculture sector. In Bangla language this type wider initiative is first. We will generate income from young entrepreneurs by giving training and support in business creation, consultancy, credit to the young entrepreneurs . More than 1000+ agro-based companies are doing business here in Bangladesh. So, to get commercial advertisement is possible for ANA.com.This integrated support to the young entrepreneurs will change lives of Bangladeshi young people.

5. Employability: how is your organization or project teaching people to develop the skills that they need to survive in the future job market?

ANA.com introduced to promote effective use of ICT in agriculture. Because we want to reduce irregular rural –urban migration . A big amount of young graduates are coming in job market every year . Most of them are un skilled or under skilled but going to urban ,city level with dream . Fact is that government or private sector are not capable to provide them job. On the otherhand traditional agriculture should be transformed to commercial and modern agriculture. They should be involved with modern agriculture,agro-based industries,sub-sectorof agriculture . News on new market,maketing,price,weather ,export-import market will be provided in ANA.com and young people will sign up to register. So, We will be capable to build up a data base of age group 18-35. No gender will be considered. They will encouraged in agricultural businesses may be trading,marketing,retail,wholesale,export.

5a. Please describe which future-oriented skills your organization is focused on fostering and how you have measured / plan to measure progress

They will encouraged in agricultural businesses may be trading,maketing,retail,wholesale,export-import. Another group will be prepared as entrepreneur. All will be given training and loan support. So, this is innovative business model . this not traditional news portal. Many news paper in Bangladesh print education page, weekly job page. So, innovation everywhere being explored. WE think ANA.com will be popular to young people

6. Financial capability: how is your organization or project creating innovative solutions that arm people with ability to optimize their current and future financial health

In 2018 from 1st July to 31 December we regular collected agri news, column, analytical reports from two renowned dailies .survey shows only .34% coverage get agriculture sector. In Bangla language this type wider initiative is first. We will generate income from young entrepreneurs by giving training and support in business creation, consultancy, credit to the young entrepreneurs . More than 1000+ agro-based companies are doing business here in Bangladesh. So, to get commercial advertisement is possible for ANA.com.This integrated support to the young entrepreneurs will change lives of Bangladeshi young people.

6a. Please describe what aspect of financial capability your organization is focused on fostering and how you have measured / plan to measure progress.

1.Advertisement 2.Service charge from credit 3.Training fees are the key sources of income.

7. Marketplace: Who else is addressing the same problem? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

No one following this approach .This is model innovative and unique.

8. Impact: How has your project made a difference so far?

• We have lot of opportunity to get national and foreign investment opportunity . • Foreign donation opportunity for different components. • E-news business in Bangladesh getting popularity. • Education rate is growing high in Bangladesh and young couple based family should be our quick respondent. • Bangladesh is a around 15 million family based country. This is one of the biggest market in the world in future. Trained young people will increase,self -employed people will increase,education which applicable will increase.

9. Financial Sustainability Plan. Can you tell us about you plan to fund your project and how that plan will be sustainable in the short, medium, and long term?

STRENTH • Research based easy to understand, effective information search for ANA.com • Right communication tools using for community awareness. • First ever non-profit + profit initiative for community service in agriculture. • Though proposed for limited company(non-profit and profit joint venture) but lot of opportunity to get donor assistance on the basis of components OPPORTUNITY • We have lot of opportunity to get national and foreign investment opportunity . • Foreign donation opportunity for different components. • E-news business in Bangladesh getting popularity. • Education rate is growing high in Bangladesh and young couple based family should be our quick respondent.

10. Team

I completed my graduation in ECONOMICS from Jahangir University of Bangladesh in 1994-95. Then worked in some foreign aided projects. I am involved with Water & Essential(WE) Organization over the last 18 years. Total career duration is 25 years in development sector. I participated in many short courses including World Bank,Comm wealth University.

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