4th Tripartite Exchange Bangladesh 2017

Delegation from Bangladesh with governmental, employers' and workers' representatives

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Source: IAG/Stephan Floß

For the fourth and provisionally last time, a delegation from Bangladesh consisting of governmental, employers' and workers' representatives joined a study visit in Germany. The focus was on three topics: social dialogue, workplace safety and occupational accident insurance. Subdivided into three groups, the participants developed approaches and ideas that should be implemented in Bangladesh.

Commissioned by GIZ via German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Cooperation Partners ILO, BG ETEM, BMAS, DGUV
Location Dresden, Hamburg, Berlin
No. of Participants 24
Date February 20 – March 10, 2017

The three-week intensive seminar was planned and performed by DGUV/IAG in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the German Social Accident Insurance Institution for the energy, textile, electrical and media products sector (BG ETEM).

Once again, the training was designed to collect a lot of practical experiences. For example, a fire drill was conducted by a member of Infineon Technologies GmbH Dresden. Frottana Textil GmbH, Norafin Industries and Spedition Bode opened their premises to welcome the delegation members. This made a deep impression on all participants just like the visit of HHLA's container terminal Tollerort and BG Clinic in Hamburg.

In total, about 100 participants were trained in Germany, who should serve as multipliers in Bangladesh. Among them, an alumni group has been set up aiming to encourage all trainees to come together regularly and to support on-going knowledge sharing. Now the intention is to put what they have learned into concrete actions, which ensure good working conditions and social security for the employees in their home country.

We are pleased about the successful completion of the fourth study visit. Overall, it was the ideal conclusion to an eventful exchange programme and we are interested how things will continue in 2018.


Dr. Christian Bochmann
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