Project starts at DU today for promotion of young entrepreneurs

Published : 03 Dec 2021 09:49 PM | Updated : 04 Dec 2021 04:43 PM

With an objective to improve the environment for potential youth entrepreneurs through the capacity building of the Universities in Bangladesh on entrepreneurship education, a project on "Capacity Building of Universities in Bangladesh to Promote Youth Entrepreneurship (PYE)" will be launched tomorrow at the Dhaka University.

The project also aims at developing curriculum for entrepreneurship education and capacity of the faculties, interdisciplinary students and professionals and to strengthen the network and relationship among stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bangladesh, said a press release.

Planning Minister MA Mannan will attend the event as the chief guest while Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun will attend the ceremony as the guest of honour.

 Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, also chairman of ICE Center, University of Dhaka will chair the event.

The event will be attended by delegates from South Korea, representatives from the government, industry, development sector, academics and students.

The launching will take place at the DU Central Playground, the venue where the university is celebrating its 100 years centenary.

The Government-to-Government modality project under the Education Ministry will be implemented by the University Grants Commission and University of Dhaka in partnership with the Korea Cooperation International Agency (KOICA), universities in Bangladesh and other important stakeholders. 

The project will also support the physical and virtual infrastructure for entrepreneurship education and develop a pilot entrepreneurial roadmap for universities in Bangladesh through research and advocacy.

Md Rashedur Rahman, founding executive director to the ICE Center and associate professor of the Department of Organisation Strategy and Leadership (OSL) of the Dhaka University, said "As we all are celebrating the centenary of our beloved university and golden jubilee of the independence of Bangladesh, we believe our small collaborative initiative towards an Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Bangladesh will play an important role in the country's development journey."