BASUG e.V. organised a workshop on ‘Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy’ at the DGB conference hall in Bonn on 3 October 2015. The workshop was a part of the Project titled, “Publications and Literacy Program on Development Policy for the Bangladeshi Expatriates”. BASUG with the support from the German development organization, Environment and Development Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia (SUE-NRW) has implemented this project. The main objectives of the workshop were 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, familiarize them with different financial products including productive investment opportunities in small and medium social enterprises back at home. A documentary film and launching of BASUG website in German version were also the integral part of the workshop.
(From left Project Consultant of Foundation Environment and Development North Rhine-Westphalia (SUE-NRW), Mr. Wilson Budde-Iser, Deputy Mayor (Bürgermeisterin) of Bonn, Ms. Gabriele Klingmüller, Mr Bikash Chowdhury Barua, Chairman, BASUG HQ, the Netherlands and Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy in Germany, Mr. Dr Syed Masum Ahmed Choudhury in the opening session)
BASUG Diaspora and Development e.V. (www.basug.eu), a Europe-based Diaspora organization has been working on important issues on migration and Development, proper utilization of remittance, gender and social compliances in Ready Made Garment sector. It has been working in Bangladeshi communities in European countries including Germany, the Netherlands, UK, Italy and works also in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka as well for last few years.
To see the complete report, Report Bonn Workshop on Remittance