Consultation Meeting on Fair and Ethical Overseas Recruitment in Sonargaon Upazila, Narayanganj

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Ovibashi Karmi Unnayan Program (OKUP) organized a consultation meeting in Sonargaon Upazila, Narayanganj on 4th of January, 2017. The meeting was held at the Upazila Parishad Conference Room. Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mr. Abu Naser Bhuiyan was the chief guest of the meeting where OKUP Executive Director Mr. Omar Faruque Chowdhury was the chair. A total 48 participants including upazila administrative officials, Union Parishad representatives, local recruiting agents/sub-agents, returnee migrant workers, journalists, NGO representatives and other local stakeholders were present at the meeting. The core objective of the meeting is to promote accountability for fair overseas recruitment through informing local government authorities and sensitizing recruitment agents and sub-agents on their roles and responsibilities to practice fair and ethical recruitment. Participants placed valuable comments and recommendations to promote accountability in local level recruitment process for overseas employment. Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) of Sonargaon Upazila admired OKUPs endeavor to promote accountability in this sector and expressed his inclination to extend hands for further collaboration with OKUP. Other stakeholders also placed their opinion and recommendations to promote accountability and transparency in overseas recruitment process, especially in local level.

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