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'Revive' project launched by UNDP Bangladesh, ICE Center of DU

  • Published at 10:53 pm September 11th, 2020
web_du-File photo of Curzon Hall, Dhaka University
File photo of Curzon Hall, Dhaka University Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The project was inaugurated on the occasion of ICE Center’s second anniversary

The Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center of the University of Dhaka and United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Bangladesh launched “Revive” project to respond to the Covid-19 affected Cottage, Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (CMSMEs) sectors of Bangladesh. 

The project was launched on Thursday on the occasion of the inaugural ceremony of the ICE Center’s second anniversary celebration via Zoom and Facebook Live.

The objective of the project is to listen to the stories of the CMSMEs across the 64 districts, provide advisory, training and mentorship services to selected CMSMEs to assist in reviving their businesses; share the findings (both stories and research) with the policymakers and other important stakeholders for effective policy decision and implementation, and strengthening the supply chain network by connecting CMSMEs with large enterprises.

Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, minister of Industry in Bangladesh, graced the ceremony as the chief guest. 

Md. Akther Hossain, secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Bangladesh; Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI); and Van Nguyen, deputy resident representative of UNDP, Bangladesh were present at the program as special guests.

Prof Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, vice chancellor University of Dhaka and the chairman of the ICE Center chaired the session where Khurshid Alam, assistant resident representative of UNDP Bangladesh, and Professor Dr Khondoker Bazlul Haque, vice chairman of ICE Center put their valuable insights.

Md Rashedur Rahman, executive director of ICE Center and associate professor of Strategy and Leadership, University of Dhaka moderated the ceremony.

The chief guest, Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, minister of Industry in Bangladesh and MP congratulated the ICE Center and addressed the role of the government in entrepreneurship development in Bangladesh. 

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