UNICEF signs deal with Scouts to enhance youth empowerment

11 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

UNICEF Bangladesh on Sunday signed a Programme Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Bangladesh Scouts to empower and mobilise 1.68 million youth members of Bangladesh Scouts in the areas of community awareness and disaster risk reduction.

The agreement was signed by Arshadul Mukaddis, Executive Director In-charge, Bangladesh Scouts and Edouard Beigbeder, UNICEF Bangladesh Representative on behalf of their respective organisations, reports BSS.

Building on the experience of Bangladesh Scouts and UNICEF’s approach in engaging with youth and adolescents, the project will focus on engaging adolescent boys and girls of Scouts in community development initiatives, awareness raising and campaigns on children’s issues such as, Newborn Health, Menstrual Hygiene Management, Handwashing, Ending Child Marriage, etc.

The project will also focus on enhancing knowledge and increased participation of adolescent boys and girls on community-based Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR).