United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh is set to organise an innovative competition titled “Digital Khichuri Challenge 2017” in order to glean ideas from the youth with a view to building a more peaceful and tolerant society and promoting cultural diversity.
Inspired by the success of the first Digital Khichuri Challenge in 2016, the event has returned this year to promote peaceful coexistence and respect for ethnic, linguistic and religious diversity.
The challenge is to focus on identifying problems in our society which affect peace and diversity and to find solutions to address them in a way that will have the most impact.
Those wishing to participate have to fill in and submit a registration form by 11:30pm on Tuesday.
This year, the participant's task is to identify a social problem and explain how the problem is affecting the peaceful coexistence of those in our diverse nation.
The participants also have to offer a viable solution to the problem with an innovative idea which can be technological, an art installation, a communication piece, an educational or cultural intervention, or something entirely new.
“Bangladesh has a large youth population and UNDP is keen to heavily invest in them. If they are provided with the right platform and necessary skills, they present an enormous opportunity to transform the future,” said UNDP Bangladesh's Political Governance Advisor Sheela Tasneem Haq.
Registration for the Dhaka Digital Khichuri Challenge ends 24th October 2017.
The selected participants in the Dhaka chapter Challenge will be invited to a three-day event to be held on October 28-30.
Facebook, Microsoft and Bangladesh ICT Division are the co-partner of the event.