JILAF Overseas Bases

JILAF Thailand Office

The JILAF Thailand Office was opened in 2011 to enable JILAF to promote workers’ welfare, education, mutual aid, and other assistance in Thailand and surrounding countries. In unison with local trade unions, employers’ organizations, governments, the ILO, NGOs, and others, JILAF implements Life Support Seminars to improve and raise the living standards of informal-sector workers, organizes vocational training, establishes mutual-aid schemes, and engages in other activities with the aim of developing projects in accordance with the needs of informal-sector workers.

Thailand Office member

JILAF Kathmandu Liaison Office

JILAF opened a liaison office in Kathmandu, staffed by two Nepalese, in fiscal 2013 to promote the SGRA project. At present, as well as the SGRA project, the office is involved in the holding of industrial relations and labour policy seminars and the operation of bridge schools. It contributes enormously to the promotion and expansion of JILAF’s projects in Nepal and serves as a bridge between the two countries.

Laxman Shahi
Representative

Anil Raj Shrestha
Representative

SGRA Project in Bangladesh

Utilizing government, labour, and management networks, JILAF has been implementing the SGRA (Supporting Grass-Roots Activities through the International Employers’ and Workers’ Network) project in Bangladesh for informal-sector workers and their families in the four districts of Dhaka, Bogra, Chittagong, and Khulna since fiscal 2012. Activities include the provision of livelihood improvement information, the implementation of vocational training and job fairs, and the supply of know-how toward the establishment of SGRA cooperatives.

Syed Masudur Rahman
Chief Representative