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11/03/2021
Opening Ceremony and Media Briefing of the Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp Held at NSC

11 March 2021 | Thursday

The Opening Ceremony and Media Briefing of the Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp under Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020 was held on 11 March 2021 at the National Sports Council Auditorium. State Minister for the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel MP was present as the chief guest at the program. President of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) Taha Ayhan virtually joined the event as the guest of Honor. Cabinet Secretary of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh Khandker Anwarul Islam and Md. Akhter Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh were present as Special Guest. The event was chaired by the Director-General of the Department of Youth Development of Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of The People’s Republic of Bangladesh Mr. Md. Azharul Islam Khan.  

Md. Zahid Ahsan Russel, MP announced the inauguration of the Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp which will be organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and said in his Chief Guest speech, “Bangladesh first joined the OIC under the visionary leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.

“Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the nation, the symbol of Bangladesh’s independence, was born in this historic month of March. It is our great pleasure as we are inaugurating this nice event Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp in this month” he added.

The Guest of Honor of the occasion, President of the Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) Taha Ayhan said, “The camp will provide young people with the training they need, professional guidance, global connectivity, decision-making skills, and performance development skills”.

Speaking as the special guest, Mr. Khandker Anwarul Islam, Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Division, said, “The more advanced the nation is in the IT sector, the higher they are in today’s world.  In order to accelerate the ongoing trend of socio-economic development of our country, we need to involve more of our young people in the field of information technology”.

Speaking on the occasion, as special guest of the program, Md Akhter Hossain, Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports said, “We are proud and happy to be able to organize this mega event on the joyous occasion of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman”.

The chair of the program was Mr. Md. Azharul Islam Khan, Director General, Department of Youth Development, he said in his speech that “By this competition, we want to engage youth with decision-making, ideas and innovations to build a resilient and sustainable future”.  

The Muslim youths from OIC Member States and beyond will be eligible to participate in the “Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp”.  The competition will take place in two layers: Regional and International.  The Camp aims to create a platform to bring together successful IT startups, potential youth for job market from Bangladesh and other OIC Member States, investors, mentors, founders, governmental authorities, international institutions, ecosystem influencer, and sectoral partners within OIC global network. By training pre-seed/seed/early-stage startups, Entrepreneurship, Skills & Employment Camp will increase their knowledge on the market, business model, and enhance their presentation, management and networking skills.  

Interested youths can register and find more information at: https://dhaka.oicyouthcapital.com/esec  

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