Developing a training concept for building sustainability-related capacity among mid-level managers in the Bangladeshi garment industry

Contact: Aleksandra Draganic

Project aims:

The project conducts a systematic needs analysis in companies within the Bangladeshi garment sector with the aim of identifying the qualification gap among managers regarding criteria of responsible management including the social and ecological dimension.

Based on the results of the needs analysis, a modular training concept, including teaching materials for garment sector managers is devised and pilot training material is developed together with Faculty from University of Dhaka (DU).

Furthermore, based on the training material, two pilot training courses are sequentially implemented by the partners in Bangladesh with the purpose of helping garment sector managers assuming responsible management practices towards the environment, workers and in particular women. After evaluation, the material and course implementation are meant to be further developed and refined in follow-up projects.

Evaluation and development of a strategy for anchoring the trainings in the suitable institution.

Abstract:

The research goal of the project “Developing a training concept for building sustainability-related capacity among managers in the Bangladeshi garment industry” is to conduct a systematic needs analysis in companies within the Bangladeshi garment sector with the aim of identifying the qualification gap among managers regarding criteria of responsible management including the social and ecological dimension. Based on the results of the needs analysis, a modular training concept, including teaching materials for garment sector managers will be devised and pilot training material developed together with Faculty from University of Dhaka (DU). This goal fits with the long-term research objective of the German-Bangladesh Higher Education Network for Sustainable Textiles (HEST), commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), to improve the capacities of public and private universities through the university networks of Germany and Bangladesh. The HEST project aims to narrow down the skill gap of mid-level managers in line with the requirements of the industry and the responsible corporate management practices.