Making the Youth Voice Heard
The Youth Forums are a platform created by Bangladesh Priorities, enabling young people (18-30 years old) to present their views on the development priorities for Bangladesh to the media, to decision makers, and to their national government.
We want to know the priorities that are the most important to young people, and which issues are not. The youth forums will provide a platform for young people to rank the smartest solutions for Bangladesh and to start a conversation with others in Bangladesh on the importance of better spending priorities.
Watch this brief message from Bjorn Lomborg for a quick overview of the Bangladesh Priorities Youth Forum.
The results from the Youth Forum project will be communicated through social, digital and traditional media using video, photographs and written stories, so that the opinions of young people in setting development priorities will be widely known. The forums provide young people across Bangladesh with the opportunity to give their opinions on what the top priorities are for Bangladesh, and their voices will be heard alongside the Eminent Panel.
Engaging Youth Across Bangladesh
Sixteen forums are taking place across the country, across all 8 divisions of Bangladesh, involving almost 500 young people. The number of youth forums per division will vary according to the overall population of each division. The following chart provides the tentative dates and location of each forum.
|Dhaka||Dhaka University||October 24, 2016|
|Jahangirnagar University||October 27, 2016|
|East West University||October 31, 2016|
|BRAC University||November 3, 2016|
|Chittagong||Chittagong University||November 7, 2016|
|Noakhali Science and Technology University||November 10, 2016|
|Comilla University||November 14, 2016|
|Barishal||Barishal University||November 17, 2016|
|Rajshahi||Rajshahi University||November 21, 2016|
|Pabna Science and Technology University||November 24, 2016|
|Rangpur||Rangpur Begum Rokey University||November 28, 2016|
|Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (Dinajpur)||December 1, 2016|
|Sylhet||Sylhet University of Science and Technology||December 5, 2016|
|Khulna||Khulna University||December 8, 2016|
|Jessore University of Science and Technology||December 12, 2016|
|Mymensingh||Bangladesh Agricultural University||December 15, 2016|