Sep 26, 2018 | Issue 10


Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018

Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018

Centre for Research and Information (CRI) and its youth platform – Young Bangla (YB) is once again hosting the Joy Bangla Youth Awards (JBYA) after the successful initiation in 2015 and 2017. The Joy Bangla Youth Award is a quest for acknowledging the untold stories and contributions of young achievers and leaders of all over Bangladesh. JBYA is also an initiation to seek out the young champions of change and young achievers across the county. This time, we will be awarding 30 applicants under ten different categories. The application window for the Joy Bangla Youth Award 2018 opened on August 21, and will remain open until September 30, 2018.



Graphic Novel - 5 Unveiling

The fifth edition of graphic novel series ‘Mujib’ has hit the shelves on Friday, 7th September, 2018. Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina unveiled the fifth episode of graphic novel at her official residence Ganabhaban. This CRI initiated graphic novel series is based on the “The Unfinished Memoirs of Bangabandhu”, written during his imprisonment. The 5th edition of Mujib graphic novel illustrates how Bangabandhu, in 1945, was denied his deserved post in Chatra League student wing. This graphic novel series presents the political activism, successes and political wisdom of Bangabandhu in a youth friendly manner that also appeals to adults and comic book enthusiasts alike.

Policy Café on Redefining Employment

Centre for Research and Information (CRI) on 31st July 2018 organized a “Policy Café” with the youth entrepreneurs and ICT Advisor to the Honourable Prime Minister, Sajeeb Wazed at Utshab Hall, Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel, Dhaka. The topic of this session was “Redefining Employment”. Around 300 youth entrepreneurs from a cross section of society took part in this interactive discussion. This Policy Café aimed to provide a platform for the Bangladeshi youth to express their thoughts on the current employment situation in Bangladesh, how they define employment, what are the traditional views of the people regarding employment and the stereotypes regarding employment.

Advancing Women’s Leadership in Politics

The conference was jointly organized by the Centre for Research and Information (CRI) and Democracy International (DI), for 120 female leaders of Bangladesh Awami League and its associated organizations selected from across the country. The two-day conference was designed to equip the emerging Bangladesh Awami League women leaders with different tools and techniques for overcoming challenges and becoming more competent in their areas of work. The opening session was addressed by Awami League General Secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, CRI Trustee and Power, Energy and Mineral Resources State Minister Nasrul Hamid and DI’s Chief of Party Katie Croake.



Bangladesh Towards Better Healthcare

The Government of Bangladesh played a key role in policy and strategy development and implementation of health and nutrition interventions during the last decade. Bangladesh’s health and nutrition success was achieved in spite of an array of challenges and offers lessons such as how gender equity can improve health outcomes, how health innovations can be scaled up, and how direct health interventions can partly overcome socioeconomic constraints. This publication covers the major success in Bangladesh’s healthcare sector, factors behind the success, nutrition interventions, health progress sustainable development goal and health and nutrition policies.

Bangladesh Quality Education for All

In the last decade, Bangladesh has taken great strides in terms of human development particularly in the education sector. The government has expanded access and opportunities at the primary, secondary and tertiary level of education during this period. The country now boasts of one of the largest education system in the world catering to over 35 million students. Formative changes have taken place in the sector during the successive tenures of Awami League government. This publication covers the overall progress in literacy and access to education, efforts to enhance the quality of education, steps taken to mainstream faith based education and strengthening the technical and vocational education.

Bangladesh Leading in Women’s Empowerment

In the last decade, Bangladesh has improved gender parity across all sectors by ensuring greater participation in socio-economic and political activities. Continuous efforts have helped the country attain steady progress in gender equality and secure the first spot in the gender equality among South Asian Countries in the Gender Gap Index. The country is now regarded as a global example for the empowerment of women. This publication looks in to the Bangladesh government’s efforts to ensure women’s development through participation in socioeconomic activities and remove various impediments to their empowerment.

Social Security in Bangladesh

The current Government of Bangladesh has succeeded in creating an umbrella of safety net that has to a large extent, resolved the issue of extreme poverty and vulnerability of a section of the population. In the last decade, allocations for social security has been increasing along with rise of the number of beneficiaries. About 6.7 million people received different kinds of allowance during the fiscal year 2017-18. Owing to a comprehensive safety net, millions have already been lifted out of the grip of poverty. This publication explores government’s safety net programmes that have contributed in the attainment of the long-term vision for inclusive growth.

Bangladesh Peace and Security

In the recent years Bangladesh’s commitment to combating extremism and terrorism has received glowing appraisal at both home and abroad. The country has ceased being a safe haven for national and transnational terrorists. Meanwhile, Bangladesh has also joined in the global efforts to maintain peace and security in the conflict-ridden parts of the world through being one of the highest contributors of troops to various United Nations Peacekeeping missions. This publication covers Bangladesh’s efforts in preventing and countering terrorism and violent extremism as well as the country’s role in maintaining global peace and security.

Bangladesh on the International Stage 2009-2018

From sheltering over a million forcibly displaced Rohingyas to playing a key role in the global fight against terrorism and violent extremism, Bangladesh has played a key role on the international stage in the last decade. From striking landmark diplomatic deals such as settling maritime boundary disputes with neighbours, from being one of the largest peacekeeping countries in the world, to one of the largest remittances sending countries with a growing expatriate workforce, this publication looks at Bangladesh’s landmark diplomatic breakthroughs, role on the international stage and accolades as an active member of the international community from the last ten years.

A Decade of Development Bangladesh 2009 – 2018

In the last ten years, Bangladesh has seen remarkable progress in almost all major economic, social and human development indicators. This has been coupled with major infrastructural undertakings, massive digitization, efforts to protect the environment, build resilience to natural disasters and climate change and ensure food security for the people. Whereas previously, the conversation surrounding Bangladesh was dominated was aid and donations, now it’s more about the nation’s remarkable tale of empowering women and bringing hope to developing countries. This publication covers all the major successes and progress made between 2009 and 2018, the ‘Decade of Development’.

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