FES has started to work in Bangladesh in 2013. Since then, it has developed many long-term partnerships with local organisations.

University of Dhaka

The Centre for Genocide Studies of the University of Dhaka in association of FES Bangladesh organizes various kinds of engagements, learning and research on the futures of higher education. Among them, the assembly of higher education is a unique regular programme where youths and accomplished experts exchanges their ideas, innovation and thoughts for the reforms of higher education. Other programmes highlight tolerance in societies, women and work, globalization and cultural transformation, Bangladesh Foreign Policypaedia, civil society, etc. More

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a well renowned think tank and FES have been working together even before the formal launching of FES Office in Dhaka in 2014. This joint collaboration focuses on economic development and debates, digitalization and the futures of work, social and economic upgrading of RMG sector, livelihood and wage debates in the RMG sector, LDC issues in the WTO, and Youths and SDGs. More

Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS)

The Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh office have agreed to strengthen institutional mechanisms to ensure workers’ rights in Bangladesh. Since 2014, BILS has been implementing project interventions on various labour issues of both formal and informal sectors with the support of FES Bangladesh. The cooperation has strategically enabled BILS to facilitate advocacy, capacity building and leadership development for trade unions. More

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), People’s Republic of Bangladesh and FES Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in 2016 for cooperative engagements. Under the MoU, several development activities especially on small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and discourse mapping through transformative change making, and economy of tomorrow have been implemented successfully in the last five years. Now the two parties have agreed upon to extend the partnership into the higher level that will focus on the geoeconomics and skills debates in SMEs. More

SME Foundation

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Foundation, an apex institution established by the government of Bangladesh for SME development in the country is one of key partners of FES Bangladesh from 2017. The main focus areas of the partnership are the development of SMEs, especially on the debates on skills, employment creation, diversification of trades, and improving labour standards. More

BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD)

BIGD is a resource centre for promoting research and creating knowledge in areas of governance, economic growth, political economy, urbanisation, gender issues and sustainable development. In Academy of Work (AoW), BIGD is the university partner organization which is responsible for the academic excellence of parts of the curriculum and teaching process. More

Awaj Foundation

Awaj Foundation and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh office have agreed to Improve Trade Unionism, Decent Working Condition and sustainable Industrial Development in RMG sector. Awaj is supporting FES by refining RMG workers on Gender Based Violence, ILO Convention 190, High Verdict and empower them to claim Gender Justice, enhance awareness, leadership skill, bargaining capacity, conflict resolution, communication skill through participating in social Dialogues with management and others stakeholders. More

Karmojibi Nari (KN)

The Karmojibi Nari (KN) and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Bangladesh office have agreed to Strengthen the Women Worker’s Platform by involving more members from worker’s organizations/TU and civil society to develop an action plan for ensuring gender justice and decent work. Since 2016, KN supporting FES to Unite and Empower Women Workers of informal sector to Involve in the workers’ Collectives for establishing their rights. More

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Bangladesh Office

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Team & Contact

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

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