ETI Bangladesh organized a consultation event with Brand representatives on March 29, 2022 at Gulshan, Dhaka.
ETI Bangladesh organized this consultation event with presence of 27 participants including 18 brand representatives (6 female 12 male) from 14 member and non-member brands, ETI Bangladesh team and consultant for ETI’s institutional capacity development.
In this meeting, ETI Bangladesh invited member and non-member brands of ETI to join and share their views on ETI activities and future directions that can contribute to developing ETI’s future strategies. The agenda of this meeting was to share ETI’s ongoing project progress, learn from brands’ expectations from ETI, views on present status and future direction for ETI. The meeting was conducted in combination of presentation, open discussion, questionnaire and feedback.
The meeting was initiated by welcoming all attendees and expressing gratitude on behalf of ETI Bangladesh. Participants were highly appreciated for their interest and cooperation to attend the meeting with valuable time and sharing their views.
– During the pandemic situation, the project ETI implemented for the Covid-19 response was such an effective intervention (VSCF). The Tab based training was very engaging for workers where they could truly learn from the animated contents. Similar types of projects through tech-based training can be replicated into more factories …
Team members from ETI Bangladesh presented different ongoing programmes of ETI with the participants.
A brief on Access to Remedy for Vulnerable Migrant Workers programme by Modern Slavery Innovation Fund (MSIF) was presented to the participants. Also, a brief of the Just Good Work mobile app, that was developed under the project was given along with promotional activities ETI Bangladesh is undertaking.
Later, a presentation was given on the NORAD grants’ decent work, gender equality and climate resilience – building a future for Bangladesh RMG workers programme. The presentation included outcomes of the programme along with highlighted areas and ETI’s new initiative on Green Social Dialogue. Brand representatives showed interest in the NORAD programme and discussed the Green Social Dialogue initiative.
After that, Sustainable Textile Initiative Together for Change (STITCH) programme was presented to the participants. The presentation included overview, aim, ETI’s purpose in STITCH, activities and expected end results by 2025 from STITCH.