BASUG Workshop on Remittance in Dortmund on 13 February

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Dortmund, February 04: A day long workshop on “Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy” will be held on Saturday, 13 February 2016 in Dortmund Rathaus. The program will start at 10:30 with registration and end at 16:00.

Europe-based diaspora organisation BASUG in cooperation with the German development organisation Environment and Development Foundation (SUE-NRW) and the City Corporation of Dortmund has organized this workshop.

Notably, BASUG Germany Diaspora and Development e.V. has been working on important issues on migration and Development, proper utilization of remittance, gender and social compliances in Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector. The workshop in Dortmund is a part of the Project titled, “Publications and Literacy Program on Development Policy for the Bangladeshi Expatriates”.

The main objectives of the training are to enhance formal channel of remittances transfer; equip remittance senders with adequate knowledge and skill on how to identify their financial position, define their financial goals, familiarise them with different financial products including productive investment opportunities in small and medium social enterprises back at home. The project has already developed financial literacy training module and a documentary film which will also be shown on the day on financial literacy. Under the project BASUG has also made its website into German language. The website in German language, we see as a one-step forward to inform the mainstream community on our activities. BASUG has long the website in English language only.

Different stakeholders including development and civil society organisations, policy makers and South Asian migrant community members are expected to attend the program. Honourable Mayor (Herr Oberbürgermeister) of Dortmund, Mr. Ullrich Sierau and His Excellency the Ambassador of Bangladesh in Germany, Mr. Muhammad Ali Sorcar are expected to attend the program

All the interested have been requested to confirm their participation by sending E-mail to abdul.hai@basug.eu or info@basug.eu or giving a call at the telephone number: +49-160.987.50.774 within 10 February 2016. The participation and lunch are free.

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