Jul 07, 2022 | Issue 22



8th issue of policy magazine ‘WhiteBoard’ released

CRI published the 8th issue of its quarterly policy magazine ‘WhiteBoard’ in June 2022. Bangladesh has entered the next phase of its development. The policymakers need to ensure the readiness of the country, to deal with the challenges of sustaining economic gains. In this backdrop, the June issue features Gustav Papanek on industry-focused job creation for poverty elimination in populous countries like Bangladesh. This issue also features Ferdaus Rahman and Shenin Sherjin Promi on modern insolvency regime, Atiqul Islam and Nausher Rahman on rapid urbanization through Dhaka lens and creating an urban governance paradigm for the future, Tobias Pforr on proactive use of the International Monetary Fund’s Special Drawing Rights allocation for Bangladesh, and Tasmeem Chowdhury Bonhi and Sharmistha Deb on mental health literacy in schools.

25 youth completed internship at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2021-2022

A batch of 25 youths have graduated out from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Bangladesh as interns. Young Bangla placed the interns at MoFA under its Youth Employability Programme (YEP) in 2021-2022. The graduation ceremony took place on 11 April, 2022. Md. Shahriar Alam MP, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh was present at the ceremony and handed over the certificate of appreciation to the interns. Young Bangla launched this program in 2015 with a view to acquaint the recent graduates with the ministerial operations and equip them with the hands-on experience of public sector working environment.

Young Bangla to place interns at the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

On 12 June, 2022, the Young Bangla’s flagship Youth Employability Programme (YEP) team met Nasrul Hamid MP, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources (MoPEMR). The team had a discussion session with the utility heads of the Power Division and the Energy & Mineral Resources Division headed by the honorable state minister. Under the YEP, Young Bangla is going to place the third batch of interns at different entities under MoPEMR. A total of 42 utility members were present at the session.

Online survey conducted as part of Women’s Safety in Public Places campaign

Young Bangla launched the “Women’s Safety in Public Places (WSPP)” campaign in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh and Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in 2020. Ten Joy Bangla Youth Award winning organizations are implementing the campaign in their respective districts. After the successful field activation by the ten youth-led organizations, the campaign moved towards an online survey this year. Women from all around the country are participating in this online survey of the Campaign on 'Women's Safety in Public Places' to share their experiences, feedback, and opinions.

Pracheer Periye: Saima Wazed's Conversation with Stephen Shore

On 24 April 2022, Shuchona Foundation in collaboration with CRI organized a virtual book launching and discussion event titled “Pracheer Periye: Saima Wazed's Conversation with Stephen Shore on his Autobiography and Autism”. ‘Pracheer Periye’ is a book on autism translated and published by Shuchona Foundation from ‘Beyond the Wall’— an autobiography by a renowned self-advocate, Dr. Stephen Mark Shore. Shuchona Foundation undertook the initiative to translate and publish the book in Bangla to raise awareness on autism. The discussants were Saima Wazed, Chairperson, Shuchona Foundation, Dr. Stephen Mark Shore, Assistant Professor of special education, Adelphi University, Jane Pearce, Country Director, World Food Programme; Adiba Ibnat Poshla, Owner and Designer, Poshla’s Creation; and Niger Rahman, CEO, Insights Knowledge Limited. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury MP, Honorable Speaker, Bangladesh National Parliament was the Chief Guest of the event.

“Hasina: A Daughter's Tale” at International Zuma Festival, Nigeria

Since its premiere in 2018, the CRI produced docufilm “Hasina: A Daughter's Tale” continues to gain devoted following across the world. The documentary was screened at the 12th edition of the International Zuma Festival in Abuja, Nigeria on 5 May, 2022. Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, CEO of Nigerian Film Corporation, Steve Eboh, renowned Nigerian film director and film producer were among the large crowd including Nigerian dignitaries and foreign diplomats who watched and applauded the creation. The docufilm was directed by Piplu Khan and produced by CRI Trustees Radwan Mujib Siddiq and Nasrul Hamid MP.

“Hasina: A Daughter's Tale” screened at Mumbai International Film Festival

“Hasina: A Daughter's Tale” was screened at the 17th Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) in India. The festival was held between 29 May and 5 June 2022. Bangladesh was selected as the "Country of Focus" at the festival to commemorate the country's golden jubilee of independence. A total of 11 films including the critically acclaimed "Hasina: A Daughter's Tale" was screened at MIFF 2022.

Special screenings of “Hasina: A Daughter's Tale”

One of the CRI’s historical projects, docufilm “Hasina: A Daughter’s Tale” was screened on different national TV channels on May 17, 2021. May 17 is popularly known as ‘Hasina’s homecoming day’ in Bangladesh’s political discourse. Sheikh Hasina returned to Bangladesh on May 17, 1981 after six years in exile following her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s assassination. To commemorate the day, News 24, Ekattor TV, Bangladesh Television (BTV), Somoy TV, Channel I, Masranga TV screened the docufilm.

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