Virtual Launch of the Report titled, "The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain

Virtual Launch of the Report titled, "The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain

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  9 - 10:30 p.m.
   On Zoom (Off Campus)

With the support of the UNDP Business and Human Rights in Asia (B+HR Asia) and the UNDP Bangladesh Country Office, the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) (IHRB) and the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at the University of California Berkeley have conducted a study on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Bangladesh's garment workers.

After presentations by the authors of the report findings and recommendations, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A session with representatives from Government, business, labour workers, and the media. We will also hear reflections from the National Human Rights Commission.
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DATE: Wednesday, April 28, 2021

TIME: 9pm Berkeley | 12 mid-night New York | 10 am Dhaka | Calculate your local time

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AGENDA

9 - 9.05 pm Welcome
Ms. Sungeun Choi, Business and Human Rights Specialist, UNDP

9.05-9.10 pm Opening Remarks
Mr. Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh

9.10-9.30 pm Presentation followed by discussion
The Weakest Link in the Global Supply Chain: How the Pandemic is Affecting Bangladesh's Garment Workers
Presenters:
Mr. Salil Tripathi, Senior Advisor Global Issues, Institute for Human Rights and Business (USA)
Dr. Sanchita Banerjee Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Moderator: Dr. Harpreet Kaur, Business and Human Rights Specialist, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub

9.30-10.15 pm Discussion
Mr. K.M. Abdus Salam, Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Faruque Hassan, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA)
Ms. Kalpona Akter, Founder and Executive Director, Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity
Ms. Sushmita S. Preetha, Impact Editor, The Daily Star

10.15-10.25 pm Reflections
Dr. Kamal Uddin Ahmed, Full-time Member, National Human Rights Commission, Bangladesh

10.25- 10.30 pm Closing Remarks
Mr. Andrew MacGregor, Chief Technical Advisor, Human Rights and Justice Programme, UNDP Bangladesh

Event is FREE and OPEN to the public.
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Established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Subir & Malini Chowdhury Foundation, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley champions the study of Bangladesh’s cultures, peoples and history. The first of its kind in the US, the Center’s mission is to create an innovative model combining research, scholarships, the promotion of art and culture, and the building of ties between institutions in Bangladesh and the University of California.

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