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22 March, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Youth summit held

Staff reporter, Dhaka

British Council, in partnership with civil society organisations including Democracywatch, Shushilan, The Hunger Project, Uttaran and Wave Foundation, organised a ‘National Youth Summit’ under its project called PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) at Bangla Academy in the capital yesterday, says a press release.

Kanbar Hossein-Bor, British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh, inaugurated the summit as chief guest. Andrew Newton, Deputy Director of British Council Bangladesh, was also present among others.

PRODIGY is one of British Council's many initiatives to enrich the youth of Bangladesh with the knowledge and skills to grow into productive and visionary members of the workforce.

It has developed the knowledge and skills of more than 800 young people directly and 1300 youth indirectly to engage the wider community through volunteer activities, including youth club activities, theatre performances, internships with local government, community radio programmes and public dialogues.

The National Summit provided the participants a platform to showcase the brilliant work they have done in the communities to increase people’s access to government information and services. Over 500 youth participants attended the summit.

They presented 15 Social Action Projects (SAP) in a stall-exhibition setup. The guests visited the stalls after the inaugural ceremony and the participants shared their experiences and achievements of their Social Action Projects.  

The summit encouraged the young participants through an award giving ceremony to the 15 high achieving Social Action Projects which was showcased at the summit.

In the summit, two panel discussions were organised involving key sector specialists. The first panel discussion focused on ‘Role of Youth in Achieving SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions’ and the second discussion on ‘Role of Youth in Building Social Harmony’

Caption: Kanbar Hossein-Bor, British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh, inaugurates the ‘National Youth Summit’ at Bangla Academy in the capital yesterday. Photo: Courtesy

 

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