A Stakeholder consultative workshop for ‘Promotion of resource efficient brick and textile manufacture in Bangladesh’ was organised on 25th February, 2016 in Dhaka. The workshop was organised under a project that is being supported by the Department of Environment (DoE) and aims at promoting resource conservation in two key industry sectors of Bangladesh viz. Textile and Brick, by facilitating transfer and uptake of best practices, policies and technologies through knowledge sharing. The initiative has helped in bringing together a critical mass of important stakeholders and was able to identify some innovative approaches to not only save valuable natural resources, but also lead to improved working conditions, reduced negative health impacts and significant improvements in local as well as global pollution.
The project is being implemented in partnership with Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP) and supported by UK Department for International Development (DFID) under their Knowledge Partnership Program (KPP). The project has now reached a critical stage where substantial scope for scale-up of project activities have emerged. The workshop was organised with the aim to bring together all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform to assess the challenges and opportunities and to work out an action plan to take the initiative forward.
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