March is almost here, and it’s that time of the year again when all the rockers get ready to put up their hands together for another Joy Bangla Concert, the biggest annual rock music extravaganza in Bangladesh.
One of Young Bangla’s core promises is to amplify the unheard voices of youth and give them a say in the national policymaking dialogue. The “Young Bangla Facebook Live” program that has given hundreds of thousands of youth a unique opportunity to go one-on-one with policymakers, has been doing just that.
The E-Village project, which has the potential to digitalize and therefore revolutionize the way agriculture is being practiced in Bangladesh, is all set to start production of its first sensor device following the successful completion of the pilot phase.
Following the success of placements in the first ever internship program combining public and private sector in Bangladesh, Young Bangla has expanded its Vision 2021 Internship program to the tourism and hospitality management industry.
Scarcity of safe drinking water is a major problem in Bangladesh. While urban areas suffer from weak distribution, rural areas are hit by salinity and arsenic contamination. A little awareness about keeping sources safe and minimizing wastage could do a world of good to people suffering from these problems. During a Network Meeting on December 20, 2017, at the Panshi Restaurant in Dhanmondi, Dhaka, a group of youth-led organizations affiliated with Young Bangla came up with an idea to address this.
Young Bangla is inviting applications for the following placement. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Minimum requirements will be flexible for the winners/finalists of Joy Bangla Youth Award 2015 and 2017.
Young Bangla and its secretariat Centre for Research and Information (CRI) is all set to launch the 3rd phase of the Vision 2021 Internship program in January 2018 for all members and volunteers.
Over the last three years, Young Bangla, apart from emerging as a major platform, has also come across as an expanding network of youth from all walks of the society. At the core lies a belief that with the right connections, the youth of Bangladesh has what it takes to make the connections count.
The transformation of Bangladesh into a Digital Bangladesh is more than a dream that once Bangladesh set as a target. Today’s Bangladesh ensures comprehensive use of Information Technologies (IT) for management, administration and governance to ensure transparency, accountability and answerability at all levels of society and state.
It took six months, eight divisional meetings, 70 activations in 40 districts and campuses, 100 field visits and 1,300 applications and one grand ceremony. Finally, Young Bangla has given 50 youth-led organizations from around the much-anticipated Joy Bangla Youth Award 2017.