Thirty young political leaders affiliated with Bangladesh Awami League (AL), Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and Jatiya Party (JP) graduated from the ‘Young Leaders Fellowship Program’.
Democracy International (DI) awarded the young leaders with graduation certificates at a ceremony at the Ascott Hotel in the capital on Thursday, says a press release.Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Selima Rahman, member of the standing committee of BNP, and Ashraf-Ud-Daulah, advisor to the chairman of JP, participated in the programme.
The leaders voiced their support for empowering youth leadership in parties to build a tolerant and participatory political environment in Bangladesh.
The program was organised under the Strengthening Political Landscape (SPL) project co-funded by USAID and UKaid and implemented by DI.
The 12th fellowship program began in April this year and the fellows have completed monthly residential trainings in Dhaka on topics, including internal party democracy, campaign management, fostering media relations, and strategic political communications.