—Online meetings held January 11–22, 2021—
A total of four persons (including one woman) in Cambodia and six persons (including four women) in Bangladesh participated from Monday, January 11 to Friday, January 15 and from Monday, January 18 to Friday, January 22, respectively, and completed the whole program.
Due to movement restrictions to counter the Covid-19 pandemic, the participants in Cambodia had to take part via individual online environments (at home or at their workplace), but no problems in particular occurred regarding connectivity. In Bangladesh, meanwhile, people who had taken part in the invitation program in the past participated in the whole program as coordinators and administrators, thereby contributing by facilitating the smooth operation of the program and promoting the better understanding of participants. Participants in both countries learned about Japan’s good industrial relations and showed a keen desire to utilize the information in their own countries.
The following were the main points of the action plans proposed by the participants:
(1) “I want to further share information on how Japan’s labour system has responded to industrialization and automation with the aim of implementing similar initiatives in my country.” (Bangladesh)
(2) “I will publicize the childbirth leave system and produce an educational program.” (Bangladesh)
(3) “I will investigate the mutual insurance system and carry out trials based on the model of one group.” (Cambodia)
|■||RENGO (Japanese Trade Union Confederation)||■||Japan Productivity Center|
|■||National Conference of Associations of Small Business Entrepreneurs (Chudokyo)||■||Zenrosai Kyokai (National Association of Workers’ Welfare and Cooperative Insurance)|
Many thanks to everyone.