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Migration Report

Managing Data on Expatriate Workers

The Bangladesh Ministry of Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment will publish an Annual Migration Report.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is assisting the Ministry to design and publish this yearly account of labour migration statistics and issues.

Quay Asia is working for the IOM and providing a team of experts including a senior migration expert, a capacity building specialist, a gender and social inclusion expert, and a labour economist.

Help for the Aged

Social Protection for the Poor

Manusher Jonno Foundation tells Bangladeshi citizens about their rights to the social protection schemes provided by the Government of Bangladesh.

Quay Asia assigned two highly experienced consultants to evaluate this important project.

The Civil Society project is part of a wider Programme of technical assistance to the Government of Bangladesh.

UK Aid and Australian Aid support the Government of Bangladesh to improve the way it gives allowances for the poor.

But many poor people are not aware of their entitlements. And so Mansuher Jonno works with local organisations to help poor get the help they deserve.

Photo of Shameen used with her kind permission

Films for Social Change

Quay Asia Ltd with Tawfiq Rahman and Bashar Georgis launches IQA.

IQA is a platform is a platform for creative cooperation. It brings together award wining film producers and  international social development expertise.

We tell stories of courage, struggle, and achievement through the medium of film.

IQA offers a multi-disciplinary team covering project management, film-making and social research.

Who’s behind IQA

Bashar Georgis has achieved critical acclaim for his work in Ujan Gangger Naiya, a BBC Media Action Drama funded by the UK Government.

He has over 20 years experience in the industry as producer, director, writer, editor and post-production specialist.

In a career spanning over 20 years he has worked on numerous TVCs and Public Service Announcements, drama and documentaries.

His repertoire includes a range of social themes: good governance, health, climate change and disaster preparedness, human rights, and education.

Tawfiq Rahman has been at the forefront of television broadcasting since 2000.

Remarkably he has set up two private television channels: Ekushey in 2000 and Ekattor TV in 2011. At Ekattor he is currently Director of Broadcast Operations and Engineering.

Tawfiq is one of the leading figures in the field of broadcast engineering in Bangladesh. In 2010 BBC World Service Trust awarded Tawfiq Best Broadcast Engineer in Bangladesh.

Quay Asia brings over forty years of international development experience to the project.  The company’s key personnel have managed projects with Governments, bilateral and multilateral donors, civil society and the private sector.

IQmakes films for government, civil society and businesses. We tell stories of success. And support initiatives to promote education, health and prosperity for all.

Private Funding for WASH

Quay Asia completed the design of a private sector fundraising strategy for Bangladesh WASH Alliance.

Quay Asia met with managers in a range of banks and multi-national corporations in Bangladesh. This led to an analysis of current practices in corporate social responsibility and sustainable business development.

Our insight informed a strategy around private sector fund-raising for the Alliance.

Migrant Workers Matter

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 8th December 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…The International Labour Organization reflects on the region’s progress towards decent work. While studies shows migrant workers suffering in the Gulf, and child labour still common in Dhaka. At the elite end of the employment spectrum Bangladeshi financial professionals and the country’s peacekeepers are in demand. Good news across the rural economy from bee hives to orange groves.

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Dhaka Weavers First

A weekly round up of articles about employment, the labor market, skills training and workforce development. This week’s round up is drawn from The Daily Star. Here is the news for the week ending 24th November 2016.

This week in the Bangladesh English Press…

…Businesswomen struggle to get bank loans while Jamdani weavers gain recognition of their craft. Saudia Arabai welcomes Bangladeshi doctors but turn male labourers away. And Bangladesh looks to greater self-sufficiency in pursuit of its development goals.

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