The contract signing ceremony between BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD), BRAC University and Friendrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) was held on 8 December 2016 at BIGD. BIGD agreed to partner with FES (a German foundation) and develop the curriculum for the Academy of Work (AoW) on the Modules - Field of Management & Organisation and Economics and the course - Gender, Trade Unions and Decent Work. The certificate/diploma programme will be co-ordinated by BIGD, FES and Bangladesh Institute of Labour Studies (BILS).
Dr. Sultan Hafeez Rahman, Executive Director of BIGD, and Franziska Korn, Resident Representative of FES Bangladesh signed the contract on behalf of BIGD and FES and expressed their hope of continuing this partnership for the long term. BIGD Research team, Training and Programme sectors and the Communications team attended the ceremony.