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Robi and CARE Bangladesh sign MoU on Women Empowerment

Dhaka, 7 August 2019: The leading digital services provider of the country, Robi and CARE Bangladesh, a renowned global NGO, have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create 100 retailer girls (adolescent) in Kurigram district. 

Robi’s Chief Corporate and Regulatory Officer, Shahed Alam and CARE Bangladesh’s Country Director, Zia Choudhury signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organizations at the Robi Corporate Office. 

Robi’s Managing Director and CEO, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, Chief Commercial Officer, Pradeep Shrivastava, CARE Bangladesh’s Director, Women & Girls Empowerment Program, Humaira Aziz along with high officials from both Robi and CARE Bangladesh were present on the occasion.

Under the MoU agreement, CARE will provide smartphones and seed-capital to the girls so that they could start as retailers selling talk-time, data packs, SIM cards, Mobile Financial Services and other value added services on behalf of Robi.

Robi has taken up this project as part of its Connected Women initiative in association with the global association of mobile operators, GSMA. The socially responsible initiative is expected to offer a way forward in reducing the gender gap in the use of digital technology across the country.