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British Council organises PRODIGY national youth summit

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21st March, 2019 09:51:23 printer

British Council organises PRODIGY national youth summit

Guests visit a stall at the national youth summit held at Bangla Academy in the city on Thursday. British Council organised the summit. — sun photo

The British Council organised a national youth summit under its ‘PRODIGY project’ (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) in partnership with leading civil society organisations of Bangladesh including Democracywatch, Shushilan, the Hunger Project, Uttaran and Wave Foundation at Bangla Academy in the city on Thursday.

Kanbar Hossein-Bor, British Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh inaugurated the summit as the chief guest while Andrew Newton, Deputy Director of British Council Bangladesh, Prof Dr Tofail Ahmed, Local Governance specialist, Farah Kabir, Country Director of Action Aid Bangladesh, Mohsin Ali, Executive Director of WAVE Foundation and Dr Khondaker Golam Moazzem, Research Director of Centre for Policy Dialogue were present among others.

Over 500 youth participants attended the summit. They showcased the work they had done in the communities to increase people’s access to government information and services, says a press release.

In the summit, speakers discussed “Role of Youth in Achieving SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and “Role of Youth in Building Social Harmony”.

 


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