FES Bangladesh

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.

Team of FES Bangladesh

Franziska Korn
Resident Representative
franziska.korn(at)fesbd.org

Marcillius Gomes
Office Manager and NGOAB Liaison Officer
marcillius.gomes(at)fesbd.org

Shadhan Kumar Das
Programme Coordinator
shadhankumar.das(at)fesbd.org

Arunduty Rani
Programme Coordinator
arunduty.rani(at)fesbd.org

Aysha Haque
Finance Manager and Designated Information Officer
aysha.haque(at)fesbd.org

Gazi Zakir
Driver/Receptionist
reception(at)fesbd.org

Priority areas and activities

FES Bangladesh and its partners regularly organize policy dialogues, seminars, workshops and trainings on different topics.

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