Welcome to the FES Bangladesh Office
Academy of Work (AoW) Cohort 2017: A Three-month Residential Training Programme in Industrial Relations and Social Partnership for Trade Unionists in the Country
The sixteen participants who are mid-level trade unionists from industries such as the readymade garments, construction, transport, as well as service sectors such as banking, health and telecommunications, share a joyful moment together on the rooftop of the learning facilities. (Photo: Allison Joyce)
FES Bangladesh and its partners facilitate policy dialogues
FES Bangladesh and its partners facilitate policy dialogues to support progressive ideas on sustainable socioeconomic development and the role of Bangladesh in Asia.
FES Bangladesh and partners promote social justice and democratic development
From the beginning the focus of the work of FES in South, Southeast and East Asia has been the promotion of democratic development and of the social dimension of economic development. In the past few years, the foundation has given more importance to the international dialogue within Asia as well as between Asia and Europe.
The FES Bangladesh Office
"We want to support a social, economic, ecologically sustainable and participatory development of Bangladesh and strengthen regional as well as international dialogues with Bangladesh.” (Michael Sommer, Vice Chairman).
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. Read more