Apr 16 2020

BYLC to hold South Asia Youth Resilience Summit

Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center (BYLC) will organise the South Asia Youth Resilience Summit live on Facebook from April 16 to April 18, as part of their wider response to coronavirus.

The summit includes distribution of food to 2,000 families in the country, mental health support targeted towards the youth through a hotline, and social media awareness campaign.

On each of the three days, the Summit will feature moderated conversations with a global expert on how the youth in South Asia can build resilience and navigate the complexities of present times caused by COVID-19.

In addition, there will be panel discussions on issues ranging from youth leadership, entrepreneurial ecosystems in South Asia in a post-pandemic world to staying resilient during a crisis.

Ronald Heifetz, founder of Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership; Tarun Khanna, Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at Harvard Business School and director of Harvard’s Mittal Institute; and Omar Ishrak, the Bangladeshi-born chairman & CEO of Medtronic, the world’s leading medical technology company, and chairman of Intel will address the programme.