On 15 July, UNESCO-UNEVOC has joined the global celebrations to mark World Youth Skills Day (WYSD). By focusing on that day, Inspiring Bangladesh has organized a Virtual youth skills development festival called “Bangladesh Youth Skills Festival 2021” which was consist of 7 Panel Discussions dated 15th-16th July, 2021. Youth Hub, JCI Dhaka West, YDA, BPWS, Bangladesh Positive Foundation, Big Ventures, Freepreneur & news360bddotcom was there with this fest as co-organizer. This event was organized in Collaboration with ICT Division, LICT Project, Durbar & North South University.
Those Panel Discussions was moderated by Imran Fahad, Sumaiya Zaman, Pavel Sarwar, Md. Altamis Nabil, Swadhin Khan Mohammad Nakib, Jamil Ahmed & Md. Robiul Islam Robi.
This fest was inaugurated at 15th july 6 PM where honorable State Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Zahid Ahsan Russel was the chief gurst. During the launching minister stated, “Young people have no choice but to increase their skills to move forward. This skill should not be limited to a few sectors. It will be spread to other potential sectors in the future. This event organizers on the World Skills Day declared by the United Nations really deserves praise.” Member, University Grant Commission (UGC) Professor Dr. Sazzad Hossain, Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh HE ITO Naoki, Chairman, Board of Trustees, North South University Azim Uddin Ahmed, Vice Chancellor, North South University Professor Atiqul Islam, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Standard Chartered Bank Malaysia Arshadul Hasan, Chairman of Halima Group Abul Kalam Hasan Tagar & Founder & CEO of Inspiring Bangladesh Ltd Imran Fahad was also there in the guests list during the launching.
The fest ended with a webinar on Expectations from Youth in Post Pandemic Bangladesh, where Quazi M Ahmed Founder & President, BOLD, Professor Dr. Abdul Hannan Chowdhury
Dean of School of Business and Economics North South University, Zara Mahbub Country Director & CEO of KITC Limited, Ashiq Ahmed Director of Union Bank, Dr. David Dowland University Registrar of BRAC University, Kashef Rahman CEO of Data Bird, Barrister A B M Hamidul Mishbah Founder of Bangladesh Intellectual Property Forum & Dr. M Mamoon Al Bashir Assistant Professor in Supply Chain Management & Digitalisation University of Hull, UK was there as a panelist.
Bangladesh Youth Skills Fest 2021 has broadcasted live from Inspiring Bangladesh & fest’s other partners facebook page.