Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED) of BRAC University is currently implementing a project titled ‘Digital RMG Factory Mapping in Bangladesh’ (DRFMB). To introduce and share the goal of the project, CED has been organizing inception workshops with different stakeholders. In this regard, an inception workshop was organized with the mid-level professionals of the RMG sector in Bangladesh.
The main objective of DRFMB is to supply robust data in a digital mapping platform to enable better evidence-based decision making in the RMG sector. C&A Foundation is funding the project while Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporters Association (BGMEA) is the strategic partner of this project. The project is coordinated by BRAC USA.
The workshop took place in the “Du’a and Iftar Mahfil Program” hosted by Bangladesh Apparel Professional Society (BAPS) on 9 June 2017 at RAOWA Convention Hall, Mohakhali DOHS, Dhaka. The program was sponsored by CED.
Ms. Afshana Choudhury, Program Manager, CED, demonstrated a Power Point presentation on DRFM-B along with the delineation of the pilot phase. The discussion session was moderated by Ms. Parveen S. Huda, Project Manager, DRFM-B, she requested questions and suggestions from the participants regarding the project.
Several questions and suggestions were raised in the discussion session regarding the project strategy, methodology, sustainability, etc. The workshop ended with the acknowledgement of Major Md. Mizanur Rahman Khan (Retd.), President, BAPS. He commented that DRFM-B will be a significant project as the RMG sector of Bangladesh is currently facing new challenges, and to overcome these challenges, issues of transparency and accountability are needed to be addressed.