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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.

Youth Forums

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.


DivisionPlace/VenueTentative Date
DhakaDhaka UniversityOctober 24, 2016
 Jahangirnagar UniversityOctober 27, 2016
 East West UniversityOctober 31, 2016
 BRAC UniversityNovember 3, 2016
ChittagongChittagong UniversityNovember 7, 2016
 Noakhali Science and Technology UniversityNovember 10, 2016
 Comilla UniversityNovember 14, 2016
BarishalBarishal UniversityNovember 17, 2016
RajshahiRajshahi UniversityNovember 21, 2016
 Pabna Science and Technology UniversityNovember 24, 2016
RangpurRangpur Begum Rokey UniversityNovember 28, 2016
 Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University (Dinajpur)December 1, 2016
SylhetSylhet University of Science and TechnologyDecember 5, 2016
KhulnaKhulna UniversityDecember 8, 2016
 Jessore University of Science and TechnologyDecember 12, 2016
MymensinghBangladesh Agricultural UniversityDecember 15, 2016