BRAC Institute of Governance and Development (BIGD) recently completed a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the youth of Bangladesh. The youth are facing a greater and more significant long-term economic risk in the face of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, especially in a country like Bangladesh where they already struggle in the labour market. Recognising how easily youth voices can go unheard in times like this, the study aims to gain valuable insight on youth opportunities, incomes, learning, and mental wellbeing.
At this webinar Shakil Ahmed, Senior Research Associate at BIGD, and Asma Tabassum, Executive Assistant at BIGD, will present the key findings of the study. This will be followed by a discussion on policy and research implications of the findings.
Present at the webinar as our discussants will be Azharul Islam Khan, Director General of the Department of Youth Development (DYD), Ministry of Youth & Sports, Government of Bangladesh; Dr Jennifer Seager, Development Economist and Assistant Professor of Global Health and Economics in the Department of Global Health at George Washington University; Dr Muhammad Munir Hussain, National Programme Officer – Adolescent & Youth Unit, and National Programme Analyst for Bangladesh at UNFPA; and Joydeep Sinha Roy, Head of Operations, Skills Development Programme at BRAC.
Please register in advance and book your calendar for this exciting online event.