On Monday, April 23, 2018, the ULAB Center for Enterprise and Society (CES) in conjunction with Brac University Economics and Social Sciences (ESS) Department organized a seminar titled “Governance After Rana Plaza: Reviewing the Ready-made Garments Sector after the Rana Plaza Disaster” at the ULAB Campus A Auditorium. Rana Plaza had taken place almost exactly five years earlier, on April 24, 2013.
The seminar started with a presentation on research findings by Dr. Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Associate Professor, ULAB, and Dr. Shahidur Rahman, Associate Professor, Brac University. The research focused on the state of the RMG sector with respect to labor safety and working conditions and progress made since Rana Plaza.
The presentation was followed by an expert panel comprising of Ms. Anne-Laure Henry-Greard, Deputy Programme Manager, Ready-made Garment Programme, ILO Country Office in Bangladesh; Ms. Vidya Amrit Khan, Director, Desh Group of Companies; Mr. Mikail Shipar, Former Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of Bangladesh; and Professor ATM Nurul Amin, Chairperson, Department of Economics and Social Sciences (ESS), Brac University.