‘Start-up culture to help combat unemployment’

Staff Correspondent

24 May, 2019 12:00 AM printer

The government is working to develop start-up culture in the country in order to combat unemployment problem through innovations, said ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak.

Startup culture is a workplace environment that values creative problem solving, open communication and a flat hierarchy.

The state minister also highlighted the success stories of Bangladeshi entrepreneurs in last decade while addressing an international conference in Estonia on Wednesday.

Palak represented Bangladesh in the fifth E-Governance Conference’ held in Estonia to share knowledge on technological developments of different countries, said a news release on Thursday.

He pointed out that the government has already established Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy to promote the initiatives of youths. “Bangladesh in moving forward in a specific target of implementation of Digital Bangladesh programme envisaged by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a decade ago. Now different countries follow Bangladesh to sketch out technology-driven projects,” Palak explained. According to Palak, there are four pillars of Digital Bangladesh – Human Resource Development, Internet Connectivity, E-Governance and Industrialization of Technology sector.

State Minister also informed that about one million people have been contributing in the country’s technology sector in last ten years which will be doubled in next five years.