Every year approximately 500000 Bangladeshi migrate to different countries for work purpose. Majority of these people are from rural areas and have never been out country in their life. To hear the story of their hopes and dreams, IID continued its signature event Policy forum on ‘Fairer labour migration’ at 100 miles away from the city – a place called Kalia, Norail.
IID Policy Forum is a discussion series that brings grassroots voice to the national policy process. Typically organized at the local level, the series follows an innovative and adaptive format to conduct policy discussions involving multi-stakeholders from local communities. It also takes into account local socioeconomic realities and interests.
Participants of the forum included local political leaders, ex migrants and their family members, potential migrant workers and NGO representatives.