Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / US ex-envoy to B'desh is Alliance's country director
US ex-envoy to B'desh is Alliance's country director
19
May '16
Courtesy: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
Courtesy: Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
As part of its ongoing efforts to empower workers and improve the safety of ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh, The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (the Alliance) announced this week that its executive director, former US Ambassador to Bangladesh James F. Moriarty, will serve as country director. In this new role, he will lead strategic oversight and outreach activities with key stakeholders in Bangladesh's government, garment industry, and non-governmental and nonprofit organizations.

“As our operations team continues to work to empower factory workers and owners, we saw an opportunity to increase our engagement with key stakeholders and focus on long-term sustainability,” said the Honorable Ellen Tauscher, independent chair of the Alliance. “We're thrilled to have Ambassador Moriarty on board in this expanded leadership role. He is extremely qualified and has a deep commitment to our mission and the garment workers of Bangladesh.”

With safety inspections completed in 100 per cent of Alliance factories, 1.2 million workers trained in fire safety at least one time, and 50 per cent of factory repairs now complete, the Alliance identified an opportunity to direct additional attention toward long-term sustainability of the progress made by the Alliance, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, manufacturers and the government to strengthen the infrastructure of the RMG industry, it said on its website.

As Country Director, Ambassador Moriarty will spend more time in Bangladesh working with these partners to support the Bangladesh government and industry to sustain and expand the reach of garment factory improvements after the Alliance comes to a close in 2018. Ambassador Moriarty comes aboard as Managing Director Rabin Mesbah transitions to lead the Building and Fire Safety Division of Elevate (www.elevatelimited.com), the management firm responsible for designing, managing and executing all Alliance remediation and training efforts in Bangladesh.

“Under Mr. Mesbah's leadership, we've made considerable progress in the past two and a half years, and I'm looking forward to having even more active engagement with key stakeholders to help us achieve our shared vision of a safer RMG industry for Bangladeshi workers,” said Ambassador Moriarty. “I am confident that together, we can catalyze progress toward our goal of ensuring that Bangladesh's garment factories and workers remain safe after 2018, and I'm proud to help chart the course on this effort.”

Mesbah added, “I am proud of the work that we have done over the last two and a half years of the Alliance. I now look forward to taking the learnings and experiences from the Alliance to other countries and other industries as I support the work of Elevate globally.”

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

US surpasses China as India's biggest trading partner

The United States has surpassed China to become India's top trading...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

COVID-19 puts break on India’s raw material import

Novel coronavirus (n-CoV or COVID-19) epidemic has taken more than...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2020

Coronavirus may shift buyers to Turkey, fuel cotton growth

The coronavirus outbreak will cause a possible shrinking of China's...

Interviews View All

Prabu Mohanram, Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

Prabu Mohanram
Balavigna Weaving Mills Pvt Ltd

The biggest challenge that the weaving industry faces is high price

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Union budget 2018-19 will have positive impact on apparel industry

Akash Khetan, Narayan Tex Fab

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Larry Fontana,

Larry Fontana

Italy-based Lafer SpA is one of the most innovative surface finishing...

Alessandro Marengo,

Alessandro Marengo

Founded in 1974, Italian firm Zaitex SpA is one of the leading suppliers...

Manuele Baggini,

Manuele Baggini

Comec Italia Srl is a world leader in the production of printing machines. ...

Kazuaki Yazawa, Purdue University

Kazuaki Yazawa
Purdue University

Scientist <b>Kazuaki Yazawa</b> has developed thermoelectric semiconductor ...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Mr Hartmann Huth, Trevira GmbH

Mr Hartmann Huth
Trevira GmbH

Trevira GmbH is an innovative European manufacturer of high-value branded...

Prathyusha Garimella, Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Chandani Sahi, By Chandani

Chandani Sahi
By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by...

Aditi Somani, Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


February 2020

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search