Workshop on Remittance for Community Development in Bonn

BASUG Germany Diaspora and Development e.V. (, 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 (RMG) sector

BASUG is going to organize a workshop on “Remittance for Community Development and Financial Literacy” on Saturday, 03 October 2015 in Bonn. The program will start at 10:30 with welcome drinks and end at 16:00.

The workshop is a part of the Project titled, “Publications and Literacy Program on Development Policy for the Bangladeshi Expatriates” with support from the German development organisation, Environment and Development Foundation (SUE-NRW).

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. On this occasion, we would also launch the BASUG website in German version. This will open a new page and world for BASUG, which has so long the website in English language only.

Different stakeholders including development and civil society organisations, policy makers and Bangladeshi migrant community members are expected to attend the program. The Deputy Mayor (Bürgermeisterin) of Bonn, Ms. Gabriele Klingmüller will attend the program as chief guest, while Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh Embassy in Germany, Mr. Dr Syed Masum Ahmed Choudhury will be the special guest.  Project Consultant of Foundation Environment and Development North Rhine-Westphalia (SUE-NRW), Mr. Wilson Budde-Iser will attend the program as guest of honour.

Everybody concerned to this thematic sector is invited to this important event with the prior acknowledgement of the participation by sending reply mail to or or giving a call at the telephone number : +49-160.987.50.774.

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