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Academy of Work (AoW) 2018

Academy of Work (AoW) is a 3-month certified training programme for trade unionists in Bangladesh. FES Bangladesh is proud of being part of this initiative together with Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University.

Throughout the course, participants are empowered to connect to the world beyond the Bangladeshi labour sphere and to continue on their leadership path by representing the goals of decent work along the global supply chain, more effectively. 

On 29 November, 16 fellows graduated from the training programme. At the ceremony two graduating fellows, among other speakers, held their speeches. Fellow, Jakir Hossain Mollah uttered why he thinks this course has enhanced his work as a unionist: “AoW has changed our thinking and attitude forever. If we are divided, we will fall - it is all about unity”. Nazrul Islam, BILS expressed his gratitude to all the fellows and encouraged them to take responsibility and share their valuable knowledge outside the classroom.

In the end of the ceremony a handover of certificates was done by H.E. Peter Fahrenholtz, German Ambassador, followed by an enjoyable celebration. Again, a big congratulations to all the 16 union leaders.

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Bangladesh: On with the next generation of trade unionists

In 2017, Bangladesh saw the opening of the first Academy of Work (AoW), a three-month long residential training programme for mid-level trade unionists ...

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Bangladesh’s university reforms should prioritize quality and encompass the private sector

Identifying the challenges towards achieving tertiary education reforms and devising strategies to overcome those challenges ...

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Academy of Work in Bangladesh

An initiative of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh in collaboration with Bangladesh ...

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Academy of Work launched to boost trade union training

The Academy of Work (AoW) was launched on April 20, 2017 ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, ...

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