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British Council organizes national youth summit ‘PRODIGY’

  • Published at 11:58 pm March 21st, 2019
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British deputy high commissioner to Bangladesh Kanbar Hossein Bor inaugurates the national youth summit 'PRODIGY"at the Bangla Academy on Thursday Courtesy

Participants presented 15 Social Action Projects (SAP) in a stall-exhibition setup

British Council Bangladesh organized a national youth summit under its youth focused project PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) at the Bangla Academy on Thursday.

The national summit provided youth participants a platform to showcase the brilliant work they had done in their communities to increase people’s access to government information and services. 

The summit was jointly organized with Democracywatch, Shushilan, The Hunger Project, Uttaran, and Wave Foundation, said a press release.

Kanbar Hossein Bor, British deputy high commissioner to Bangladesh inaugurated the summit as chief guest. 

Andrew Newton, deputy director of British Council Bangladesh was also present among others.

PRODIGY has developed the knowledge and skills of more than 800 youths directly and more than 1300 like-minded indirectly to engage the wider community through volunteer activities, including youth club activities, theatre performances, internships with local government, community radio program and public dialogues.

The event brought together representatives from government, sector experts, development partners, academia, social activists, researchers and enthusiasts.

Participants presented 15 Social Action Projects (SAP) in a stall-exhibition setup. 

The guests visited the stalls after the inauguration ceremony and the participants shared their experiences and achievements.  

Two panel discussions were organized involving key sector specialists at the summit. 

The first panel discussion focused on “Role of Youth in Achieving SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” and the second discussion on “Role of Youth in Building Social Harmony.”