Our mission in Bangladesh

The FES Bangladesh Office was established in March 2013

Established in March 2013, the FES Bangladesh Office has almost completed the first decade. In the last ten years FES Bangladesh built strong partnerships with the government, the trade union movement, civil society, think tanks, academia, and media. Local partnership based on mutual trust and respect has become the strength of FES Bangladesh's works and campaigns. FES Bangladesh is advocating for policy changes in three priority areas: Futures of the Labour Movement, the Economy of Tomorrow and Geopolitics and Geoeconomics. Gender has been a major cross-cutting issue while implementing all those joint projects with the partner organisations.

The FES team discusses these issues concerning developments in Bangladesh, regionally as well as globally. It aims to link debates worldwide and create opportunities for stimulating exchanges on multiple levels to foster regional and global alliances. The goal is to create platforms for effective innovative ideas and to shape transformation processes in a rapidly changing world.

The thematic areas are closely interlinked. Therefore, a key objective is to break boundaries and build bridges between various actors. In this line, FES Bangladesh address these futures nationally and through the global FES network. Capacity building of partners and stakeholders, policy recommendations, platforms for discourses and dialogues, research opportunities and publications are a few tools which are used to implement projects depending on the concept and context

Youth has always been the central engagement area for FES Bangladesh. Fellowship awards are provided targeting two different groups. The Academy of Work (AoW) fellowship enables emerging young leaders from the trade union movement to build their capacity in the field of industrial relations, the economy and decent work along the global supply chain. The Economy of Tomorrow (EoT) Fellowship encourages young researchers to analyse the existing challenges Bangladesh's economy faces and to participate through bottom-up policy approaches.


Our Work

The Future of the Labour Movement
Our Work

The Future of the Labour Movement

With connections and roots in the German and international labour movement, FES works with its partners around the globe to promote workers’ rights and social justice. More

Academy of Work
Our Work

Academy of Work

A functioning social dialogue relies on strong trade unions. Yet, unions are only strong, if they are well-equipped both internally and externally. FES and its partners create opportunities for long-term academic... More

Economy of Tomorrow
Our Work

Economy of Tomorrow

In the wake of economic and social challenges across continents, there is a consensus that we need new models to lead societies onto a path of sustainable economic growth. More

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics
Our Work

Geopolitics and Geoeconomics

Asia has been taking centre-stage for power struggles in global geopolitics in recent years. The geopolitics and geoeconomics of Asia have many dimensions. They produce complex patterns of competition, conflict,... More

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bangladesh Office

Dhaka, Bangladesh
bangladesh(at)fes.de

Team & Contact

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic visits are only possible with a prior appointment.

Publications

FES in Asia
FES Regional Programme Asia

FES in Asia

Through regional activities, FES creates synergies between its work on national and global level. More

Our recent activities in Bangladesh

Our recent activities in Bangladesh

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