Desk Report : A three-day virtual global conference on safeguarding the livelihood of women workers in Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector remain starts on June 22. According to press release, Brac and H&M Foundation host the virtual event were titled “STITCH for RMG Global Innovation Conference,
The project – undertaken by Brac and H&M Foundation, a concern of the global RMG giant H&M Group – aims to map the road for sustainable growth of the RMG industry through a multi-stakeholder approach.
On 22 June, a session were address a agenda the ‘Efficiency Problem’: Can automation and lean go hand in hand?. Shawn De Silva, Head of Technology, M&S; Fazlul Hoque,Managing Director, Plummy; Zarin Rashid, Director, TRZ Group; Moderator: Jenefa Jabbar, BRAC were present at the virtual conference .
On that agenda discussion- speakers says , Bangladesh now are going to LDC to DC , so this the time need to co operation with brands and factories for proper training of the women workers to drive the automation .
Women are far behind then men in general education which can be a reason as to why they re failing behind interms of adapting to the changes via machine incorporation and automation .Solution exist but are not getting implemented due to miss management and disorganization .We need to make a bridge between supplier brands and factories ,said, Fazlul Haque Managing Director , Plummy Fashion Ltd”.
Automation is the way forward .Automation doesn.t need to start from full automation .It can be started small . Automation can be done step by step which your ensure more consistency in quality and production said, Shawn De Silva, Head of Technology, M&S. Bangladesh is strength for women worker ,he added .
Women are more than if proper kind of training and guidance are given to them .Next generation of women leadership of RMG sector is one the horizon and then can take us to greater height. Besides we need to focus on infrastructure of the industry and and upskilling for the female garment worker ,said Zarin Rashid, Director, TRZ Group
A co ordinated approach needed to train female workforce on automation -if not nowwhen as Bangladesh is graduating to a middle income country and facing severe competition .More investment can be made in the feale workfirce training so that they can demonstrate their true potential says , Jenefa Jabbar, Director, Human Rights and Legal Aid Services, Social Compliance & Safeguarding, BRAC