FES Bangladesh in a nutshell
In April 2014, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) officially opened its office in Dhaka/Bangladesh. Together with its partners, the work of FES in Bangladesh aims at facilitating inclusive dialogues on social justice with a focus on labour rights, sustainable development and international cooperation. The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Dhaka University (DU), and the Bangladesh Institute for Labour Studies (BILS) are some of the trusted partners of FES in Bangladesh.
Since opening its office in Dhaka, CPD and FES held several joint events in Dhaka with the shared objective of strengthening the voice of the least developed countries (LDCs) in global governance institutions such as the UN and the WTO. In keeping with the organization’s global mission, and in close collaboration with national partners, FES in Bangladesh furthermore promotes trust-building and constructive working relations between social partners. Together with BILS, FES has been inviting different stakeholders for “social dialogue” events to support the development of trustful and constructive industrial relations between labour representatives, employers and the government.
FES also facilitates policy dialogues promoting progressive ideas on socioeconomic development and supports distinguished scholars from the country to advocate for these ideas at a global platform. FES and its partners furthermore aim to strengthen the relationship between Bangladesh and its neighboring countries through Track 2 dialogues between eminent experts from Bangladesh, India and Myanmar. The Bangladesh office of FES was registered by the NGO Affairs Bureau in March 2013.
Office Manager and NGOAB Liaison Officer
Shadhan Kumar Das
Finance Manager and Designated Information Officer