Practical Action Consulting: Participatory Market Systems Development training
Practical Action Consulting successfully delivered Participatory Market Systems Development training at the SEEP Annual Conference in November 2012
"Thank you very much for your great coaching, I really enjoyed the training. I think that there are very interesting elements in the PMSD methodology that make it quite clear and accessible for all audiences. I have attended training courses in the past and I really like the participatory component that you add to the Market Development conceptual framework. I’m sure that I’ll have various chances to put in into practice to build the capacity of my colleagues in Latin America"- Gianluca Nardi, Senior Private Sector Advisor, CARE International UK
PMSD is based on three basic principles: participation, systemic thinking/planning and facilitation and has been developed and improved over the last decade by Practical Action's markets practitioners in Latin America, Africa and South Asia. The technical training assisted microenterprise development practitioners, from agencies as varied as CARE, World Vision International and fhi360, to gain a greater understanding of Practical Action’s approach to inclusive market development. The training focused on how to design and facilitate preliminary and participatory market mapping workshops, how to engage key public and private market actors and how to help them move from plans to actions that can make their market system work better for poverty reduction at scale.
PAC staff member wins Facilitator of the Year 2012!
A key member of our Markets team, Lucho Osorio won the prestigious Facilitator of the Year award at the SEEP annual conference in November 2012. This reflects the hard work Lucho puts in to supporting and mentoring others in participatory markets facilitation, and his role in co-ordinating the Markets Facilitation Initiative (MaFI).