Swisscontact collaborated with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and private companies to support the growth and development of MSMEs in the light engineering, furniture manufacturing, and leather goods sectors as part of the B-SkillFUL programme phase II, which was funded by the Swiss Embassy in Bangladesh.
Rezia Management Consulting, Inspira Advisory and Consulting Limited, RISDA Bangladesh, and RoyalCert Bangladesh Limited are the four organizations. The collaboration agreements were recently signed at the Swisscontact Bangladesh country office. Rezia Management Consulting and Inspira Advisory and Consulting Limited will provide business development services to connect 240 MSMEs to markets and financial products, as well as improve their production processes, under the terms of the agreements. To improve employability and productivity, RISDA Bangladesh and RoyalCert Bangladesh Limited will provide demand-driven workplace skills training to 2,220 workers.
The program has also collaborated with seven other service providers to improve the productivity and competitiveness of at least 800 Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, as well as the skills and employability of 13,000 workers.