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BRAC UDP organizes an annual seminar to review and plan on ERMG project

BRAC Urban Development Programme (UDP) organized a two days seminar on ‘Annual Review, Planning and Learning-Sharing’ at BRAC Learning Centre, Gulshan, Dhaka, under the project of ‘Empowering the Readymade Garments Workers Living in Urban Slums of Dhaka (ERMG)’.

Figure 1: Md Salauddin giving his speech.

On day one, Salauddin Chowdhury, Chairman of Stylish Garments Ltd. was present as Chief Guest and Md Salauddin, Chairman, ASK Apparel & Head of Operations, BUNON was present as Special Guest. Both the guests enlightened the audience with their speech and knowledge on ‘RMG industries: its origin, present situation and future prospect regarding the wellbeing of RMG workers in Bangladesh’. SK Mojibul Huq, Programme Manager, BRAC UDP presided over the seminar.

Figure 2: Distinguished guests at the program.

The total program has been designed to achieve the objectives- strengthening the coordination mechanism within implementing partners as one BRAC model; reviewing and reflecting of field findings for planning and improvement and sharing business ideas and advocacy initiatives for the sustainability of One-Stop Service Centres (OSSC).

BRAC has been conducting comprehensive well-being activities through three One-Stop Service Centres (OSSCs) located in Tongi, Gazipur, and Savar.

In partnership with 30 RMG factories, city authorities, and life insurance companies, BRAC ensures quality healthcare service, legal aid, skills development training and job placement, and financial services, such as mobile banking, DPS, and health insurance. Online service through Maya App on health, legal, psychosocial counseling, and COVID-19 related safety awareness and early childhood cum daycare facilities also available through OSSC.

Besides, the OSSC under BRAC Urban Development Programme works at the community level to improve their living conditions by ensuring their access to affordable basic services, safe and productive livelihoods, affordable and safe housing, climate change resilience, and sensitizing their rights and entitlements.

BRAC Urban Development Program
Figure 3: RMG workers are getting benefits from One-Stop Service Centre (OSSC).

One-Stop Service Centres (OSSC) works to-

  • ensure workers’ well-being, enhances skills and reduces health hazard
  • create better accessibility through Maya app, bKash, etc.
  • create space for service integration and job placement
  • increase acceptance and ensures community participation
  • implement new initiatives and customized products
  • create branding and partnership opportunities in the RMG sector
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