Berenschot to visit Bangladesh on behalf of VSO
In the coming weeks, six Berenschot consultants will take up the challenge to give the agricultural sector in Bangladesh a substantial boost. The assignment comes from VSO, a development aid organisation dedicated to combating poverty.
VSO’s philosophy is that people in developing countries should be able to combat poverty themselves if they have the right knowledge. In Bangladesh it concerns multiple long-term projects for improving the position of women and children and improving income from farming. Berenschot is happy to make a contribution to this through organising the Expedition and thus give experienced consultants the opportunity to develop themselves during a challenging assignment in unknown territory.
Research into local cooperation
On 14 October Berenschot consultants Marieke Gersdorf, Frank Gortemaker, Daniël Huisman, Luddo Oh, Hans van der Spek and former Berenschot consultant Annette de Boer will depart for Dhaka, Dharampur and Bangladesh for a period of two weeks. They will conduct research into the cooperation between local farmers in the form of a social franchise and how this can best be achieved. The final conclusions of the Berenschot Expedition will be presented to VSO Bangladesh.
Hans van der Spek
Senior managing consultant