[the conference]
Welcome to the 4th National Youth Assembly - 2020

The 4th National Youth Assembly 2020 (NYA) takes the theme of “Empowering Youth for National Development”. The 4-day Assembly will continue JAAGO’s legacy of youth empowerment by being a platform to strengthen and mobilize youth with the skills and opportunities needed to be agents of impactful change. The conference connects the nation’s foremost young talent in the fields of sustainable development and social entrepreneurship, together with leading professionals, policy makers and practitioners in various fields. Through discussions, skill-building workshops, networking sessions and ideation challenges, youth delegates from all over Bangladesh will gain relevant knowledge, resources and opportunities they need to take action and build projects of their own throughout the year.

A girl listing NYA

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Assembly at a Glance

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Day One
February, 2020
Day Two
February, 2020
Day Three
February, 2020
Day Four
February, 2020
Opening Ceremony ( Start from 5:30 PM )
Get to know us and our group leaders from around the country. Learn what they are doing and how.
Two Man handshaking in National Youth Assembly 2018
Introduction to Group Leaders
Volunteer for Bangladesh (VBD) has a proud and unique story to tell… VBD will be sharing the story of its journey towards rebuilding a nation.
Introduction with JAAGO Foundation and Volunteer For Bangladesh
Learn about JAAGO and its various programs up-close. Know where the youths are working to make a difference and realizing their potentials.
9:00 AM
A group activities during National Youth Assembly
Exercising Leadership, Dynamic to Change
Developing the future Leaders of Bangladesh. Ejaj Ahmed from BYLC will share skills, techniques and surely inspire our youth leaders.
11:30 AM
Six Youth Leader showing their written wishes in NYA
Powering Bangladesh
Powering Bangladesh: A Panel Discussion with IFC, Direct Solar and Omera on Clean Energy
12:30 PM
Safe Roads Save Lives
Let's discuss Road Safety with Elias Kanchan, Uber, Suzuki and BRTA. Elias to Moderate the session, opens with a 5 minute speech
02:30 PM
Financial Literacy
Arif Khan CEO & Managing Director IDLC Finance Limited and Ayman Sadiq, Founder of Robi 10 Minute School Shares Insights on Finance Hacks and Management Tactics for Youth Leaders
03:30 PM
National Youth Leader Planning to Build the Nation in NYA
Empowering Youth to achieve Global Goals : SDGs
Youth has a very important role to play to achieve. Join the session to learn about youth contribution to achieve SDG targets.
07:00 PM
VBD District Inauguration
9:00 AM
Four People Standing with SDG Board during National Youth Assembly 2018
Equal Minds, Equal Rights: The Youth for Gender Equality
Let's discuss Gender Equality with NGO's working towards empowering our communities.
10:00 AM
Three Boy and One Girl Working on SDG 6
Ideas to Action: Entrepreneurship
Three Perspectives of Entrepreneurship: Government, Private Sector and Youth
12:00 PM
Korvi Rakshand Founder of Jaago Foundation
Road to Success
12:30 PM
A Speaker talking about UN SDG during NYA
SDG 6 Panel Discussion: WaterAid & Coca-Cola Bangladesh Limited
One of the most awaited & powerful sessions, where WaterAid & Coca-Cola's representatives will enlighten the youth focusing on SDG 6. Our Volunteers will share their learning during the past year's activation which held in over 10 districts!
3:00 PM
A team talking with a Speaker during Nya
Gram Hobe Shohor: Tarunner Shokti
Young Bangla to discuss Government's vision on transforming villages with urban amenities.
04:30 PM
Generation Unlimited – Our turn, Our time, Our future
Simon Pickup will discuss UNICEF's initiave Generation Unlimited. Generation Unlimited is a global partnership that aims to ensure that every young person is in education, learning, training or employment by 2030.
07:00 PM
Inspirational Stories
Inspiring stories from our favorite JAAGO supporters. This session is promised to entertain us with stories, laughs and ideas.
9:00 AM
A boy standing with bag and VBD T shirt
Access to Information - innovation for all
This session will focus on the latest ideas and innovation that are being created for the youth in order to pave the way for them to keep the pace with the competitive modern world of technology.
10:30 AM
A boy Talking about Anti drug in National Youth Assembly
E-Services in Middle Income Bangladesh
Presentations from top E-Service companies and discussions about the future of Digital Bangladesh
12:00 PM
A Girl talking about Entrepreneurship in Nya
Youth And Volunteerism
A session to discuss on how UNV runs the volunteering activities as well as the scope and opportunities that can be created for a better and bigger picture of future Bangladesh.|| The Youth Ministry representative will talk about the opportunities and steps that are being offered to the youth for developing themselves so that they can develop themselves for the sake of the obedience of giving back to the country.
2.00 pm
Effective Ways of Communication
3.30 pm
Branding Bangladesh : Product | Services | Human Resource
What are the products and services that will help Brand Bangladesh Globally in the future? This session will showcase products from different industries of Bangladesh from Apparel to Agriculture.
6.30 pm
Cultural Show by VBD Members
7.30 pm
Closing Session Followed by Concert
[Meet the Speakers]
Who's Speaking?

Ejaj Ahmad

[President, BYLC]

Nafisa Kamal

[Chairman, Comilla Victorians]

Ilias Kanchan

[NISCHA Chairman]

Quazi Zulquarnain

[Country Lead, Uber Bangladesh]

Juditha Ohlmacher

[Director, Gemcon Group]

Rubana Huq

[Chairman Mohammadi Group]

Tanjim Haque

[Managing Director, Ecstasy and Tanjim]

Ahad Bhai

[Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Bongo]

Ayman Sadiq

[Founder, Robi 10 Minute School]

Arif Khan

[CEO & Managing Director, IDLC Finance Limited]

Tina F. Jabeen

[Investment Advisor, Startup Bangladesh, ICT Ministry, Govt. of Bangladesh]

Piplu Khan

[Film Director]

Tanzeem Chowdhury

[Director, East Coast Group]

Mr. Tanjil Chowdhury

[Managing Director, East Coast Group]

Wendy Werner

[Country Manager, IFC Bangladesh]

Arif R Hossain

[Co Founder, Amrai Bangladesh]

Dr. Khairul Islam

[Country Director of WaterAid Bangladesh]

Aref R Bashir

[Co-Founder and Managing Director of Dmoney]

Mominul Islam

[Managing Director and CEO, IPDC Finance]

Mr. Sharif Zahir

[Managing Director of Ananta Group]

Shawn Hakim

[Managing Director, Suzuki Bangladesh]

Towfiqul Islam Khan

[Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)]

Osama Bin Noor

[Co-Founder of Youth Opportunities]

Manik Mahmud

[Head of Social Innovation Cluster of a2i Program]

Zarif Hossain

[Member, Faraaz Hossain Foundation]

Nova Shams

[Head of Sponsorship Communications, Plan International]

Shamima Akhter

[Director, Public Affairs and Communication Manager (PAC), Coca-Cola International Beverages Private Ltd]

Toney Anaya

[VP, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, The Coca Cola India]

Minhaz Anwar

[Managing Director & Chief Storyteller at BetterStories Limited]

Fatema Begum

[CEO, Aadi BD Limited ]

Iresh Zaker

[Managing Director, Asiatic]

Joya Chowdhury

[Project Lead, BetterStories Limited]

Sanjoy Mukherjee

[Programme Manager, WaterAid Bangladesh]

Kashfia Feroz

[Manager, Women Rights & Gender Equity, ActionAid Bangladesh]

Samia Mallik

[Communications & Campaign Specialist, WaterAid Bangladesh]

Dr. Ishtiaq Mannan

[Deputy Country Director, Save the Children Bangladesh]

Md Abdul Quayyum

[Head of Communication for UNDP Bangladesh]

Fakrul Ahsan

[Chief Technical Advisor, EI, IP, United Nations Development Programme, Bangladesh]


[Chief Operating Officer, Sheba.xyz]

Mishal Karim

[Chairman & Managing Director of Direct Solar & Fisheries Limited]

Syed Shoaib Ahmed

[CEO, Kazi & Kazi Tea]

Kanbar Hossein Bor

[UK Deputy High Commissioner to Bangladesh]

MD Mozibor Rahman

[Private Secretary to the Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh]

Tony Michael Gomes

[Technical Program Director at World Vision Bangladesh]

Mohammed Shahidullah

[Deputy Director ( Engg.), BRTA, Chattogram Divisional Office]

Katelyn Jackson Nnake

[Director, Community Partnerships, Public Affairs & Communications for The Coca-Cola Company based in Washington, D.C]

Mr. Samad Miraly

[Co-Founder of StartupDhaka]

Md. Aktar Uddin

[Country Focal Point, UNV Bangladesh]
NYA 2018

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[Committee Member]

4 days

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  • Certificate
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  • Between the ages of 18-35 years.
  • Proven track record of leadership experience in your community
  • Interested in global affairs, sustainable development and youth issues.
  • To be one of the representatives and voices of your constituency.
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