Ibrahim is a seasoned development professional with over 16 years of experience across diverse functional areas, including enterprise promotion, market systems development, small-scale entrepreneurship, SME capacity development, food security and livelihood (FSL). With his extensive experience working with development sector INGOs and private sector counterparts, he has honed his leadership skills to effectively manage, monitor, and supervise activities in enterprise development, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), FSL, disaster risk reduction (DRR), and income-generating activities (IGA) sub-sectors.
In his previous role as Business Development Manager for SMEs in the shrimp and agricultural sub-sectors, Ibrahim facilitated backward-forward actor integration to improve market access for the respective SMEs. In his work on FSL interventions in the humanitarian response, he supported micro and small entrepreneurs from coastal Bangladesh in identifying climate-resilient production processes and connecting with market ecosystem actors, including financial institutions (FIs) and microfinance institutions (MFIs), for better access to smart capital.
With his wealth of experience in multi-sectoral development and private sector projects, Ibrahim joined Inspira in August 2021 as the lead for implementation projects in line with the MSME development vertical. He has been spearheading Inspira’s enterprise development work in the host community of Teknaf, Cox’s Bazar, where he is working with women-led micro-enterprises in fish processing, farming, handicrafts, household furniture, and light engineering sub-sectors.
Ibrahim is highly skilled in developing training modules, conducting baseline surveys, midterm evaluations, project-ending evaluation reports, and writing case studies. His expertise in designing and implementing development interventions has enabled him to facilitate positive change in the communities he has worked with.
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