GP, UNDP sign MoU toward empowering youth

Staff Correspondent

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

GP, UNDP sign MoU toward



Grameenphone acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer Jens Becker and UNDP Bangladesh Resident Representative Sudipto Mukerjee exchange documents after signing an agreement in the capital on Thursday.

Grameenphone and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Thursday.

Under the agreement, both organisations will collaborate on exploring avenues and potential programme designs to accelerate the nation’s future economic growth by enhancing the skills and potential of Bangladesh’s massive young population dividend.

Jens Becker, the acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Grameenphone and Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

Jens Becker said that this MoU presents Grameenphone with an opportunity to continue to contribute to enhancing economic and educational opportunities for Bangladesh’s Youth.

"By collaborating with the UNDP and Governmental stakeholders we believe the opportunity to design and implement successful programs is greatly increased," he added.

The MoU will focus the organisations, along with relevant stakeholders from government, development and private sectors, on efforts to facilitate the vision “Economic Opportunities for All,” said a press release.