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Bangladesh Youth Symposium held at IUB

Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE), a youth-led non- profit organisation, has organised "Bangladesh Youth Symposium 2018" in association with "Independent HR Society (IHRS)" on the premises of Independent University in Dhaka.

Ambassador of Norway to Dhaka Sidsel Bleken was the guest of honor of this youthful event held yesterday, according to a release. 

"Engaging youth in entrepreneurship and make them aware them about the advantages and solutions of obstacles of self- employment"- was the theme of this event.

Famed fashion designer and UNESCO'S Artist for Peace Bibi Russell, and Senior Vice President of BRAC Bank Limited Zara Mahbub were the special guests at the programme.

Jalal Ahmed, additional secretary, Finance Division and National Project Director of Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP), spoke at the programme as the keynote speaker.

Tajdin Hassan, head of marketing of The Daily Star, took session to teach young entrepreneurs about the possible marketing strategies for a startup, while Prito Reza, director of Prito Reza Production and Ghulam Sumdany, chief inspirational officer of Don Sumdany Facilitation, presented their energetic speech sharing their own experiences of self-employment.

CSO of HandyMama Rezaur Rahman, CEO of Phed International Lokman Hasan Forhad, and Program Officer of PKSF Khaled Mahfuz Saeef, also spoke at the event.

The speakers at the programme engaged with the future entrepreneurs to inspire them to work in social entrepreneurship arena. An "Elevator Pitch Challenge" was arranged to encourage the audience to engage more.

Sports Commentator of Radio Shadhin 92.4FM Riduan Kabir Rimon was the programme host.

With the success of Bangladesh Youth Symposium (BYS) at IUB, BUET, DIU and Primeasia University, YSSE has decided to step forward with the flag of BYS to spread entrepreneurial spirit among the youth in different institutions in the country.

In future, YSSE will try to reach educational institutions in remote areas of Bangladesh soon, said YSSE founder and President Sheikh Mohammad Yousuf Hossain.

Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE) was established in February 2015 for promoting social entrepreneurship and fostering youth as social entrepreneurs to create positive social and environmental changes through their innovative ideas and implementations.

The non-profit organisation's vision is to ensure employment and equity for youth through social entrepreneurship and capacity building.

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