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Journey towards an inclusive Bangladesh

More than one-third of Bangladesh’s population are young people. However, not all youth can enjoy equal rights within society. Race, ethnicity, gender, and social class divide us and this difference restricts a significant portion of youth from accessing great opportunities and marginalizes others to no opportunities at all. As Bangladesh celebrates its 50th anniversary of independence this year, it is time to reflect on what has been achieved and what more needs to be done.

BYLC Youth Leadership Summit 2021, supported by MJF and UK aid, will bring together 400 youth, competitively selected from all over Bangladesh with reputed expert speakers to facilitate an intergenerational dialogue on issues and challenges that limit youth’s inclusive participation in public, private, and civil sectors. The four-day-long summit, to be held virtually through a webinar on Zoom, will focus on listening to the voices of marginalized youth and crafting solutions together to achieve inclusivity in terms of opportunities to work, exercising equal rights, access to better health, livelihood, education, and skills development within the society. Through this Summit, we aim to mobilize youth to take a step forward in building a country that has space for all its citizens, not just the privileged few.

The Summit will consist of plenaries and workshops featuring industry experts and policymakers. Participants will also have the opportunity to network, learn, and practice leadership skills, and share ideas with their peers that can help create an inclusive Bangladesh.

By becoming a delegate at BYLC’s Youth Leadership Summit 2021,
you will:

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Learn to exercise leadership effectively on behalf of the issues you care about deeply
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Share ideas and learn from distinguished leaders and innovators from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors
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Become part of a powerful network of bright and accomplished young leaders

Apply to Youth Leadership Summit 2021 now!

You are eligible to apply for the Youth Leadership Summit 2021 if you are:
aged between 18 and 35 years
*Preference will be given to applicants who are able to demonstrate commitment to public service
Application Deadline: June 12, 2021

300

Delegates

4

Days

12

Sessions

1

Youth Network

Registration fee:

Students: BDT 2,000
Young Professionals: BDT 3,000
*Need-based financial aid will be provided to a limited number of delegates

Speakers

Dr. A.K. Abdul Monem M.P.

Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Gowher Rizvi

Dr. Gowher Rizvi

Advisor to Hon’ble Prime Minister on International Relation Affairs, Governance Innovation Unit, Prime Minister’s Office

Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel M.P.

State Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports

Robert Chatterton Dickson

British High Commissioner to Bangladesh

Alexandra Berg von Linde

Swedish Ambassador to Bangladesh

Rabab Fatima

Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations, New York

Nahim Razzaq

Member of Parliament;
Member, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
Convener, Climate Parliament Bangladesh;
Convener, Young Bangla – National Youth Platform

K.M. Tariqul Islam

Director General, NGO Affairs Bureau

Ejaj Ahmad

Ejaj Ahmad

Founder & President, BYLC

Shaheen Anam

Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation (MJF)

Vashkar Bhattacharjee

Program Manager, YPSA (Young Power in Social Action);
National Consultant (Accessibility), a2i, Bangladesh Government

Manzoor Hasan OBE

Manzoor Hasan OBE

Board Member, BYLC;
Executive director of Centre for Peace and Justice, BRAC University

Runa Khan

Ashoka fellow and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Executive Director of Friendship

Md. Abir Hasan

Co-Founder of Youth Policy Forum (YPF)

Syeda Rizwana Hasan

Executive Director, Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA)

Arafat Noman

Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Salman Khan Yeasin

Head of Image and Communication, Bidyanondo Foundation;

Adnin Mourin

Adnin Mourin

Manager, Operations, BYLC;
Fellow, Cohort 2021, Acumen Academy Bangladesh

Tashnuva Anan

Social activist and news anchor at Boishakhi TV

Lamea Tanjin Tanha

Founder and CEO, TransEnd

Abdullah Hasan Tarek

President, BYLC Graduate Network

Chandra Tripura

Consultant, Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council (CHTRC), Bangladesh

Shomy Hasan Chowdhury

Co-founder, Awareness 360 and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2021

Umama Zillur

Founder and Director Kotha, and Acumen 2021 Fellow

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FAQ

To bring together 400 youth, competitively selected from all over Bangladesh along with reputed expert speakers to facilitate an intergenerational dialogue on issues and challenges that limit youth’s inclusive participation in public, private, and civil sector

– Learn to exercise leadership effectively on behalf of the issues you care about deeply
– Share ideas and learn from distinguished leaders and innovators from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors
– Become part of a powerful network of bright and accomplished young leaders

The Summit is open to students and young professionals aged between 18 and 35 years from anywhere in Bangladesh

Students: BDT 2,000
Young Professionals: BDT 3,000

Only a limited amount of need based aid is available

The Summit will be held online exclusively via Zoom’s platform

Payment can be made through mobile banking and online banking. Payment via cash will not be accepted

As we have an overwhelming number of applications, it will not be possible to provide customized feedback

Application Deadline: June 12, 2021
Program Date: August 4–7, 2021

For Summit Inquiries

Mobile : 01958447277, 01933323281, 01933323282
Email : summit@bylc.org