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How do you want to get involved?
Learn about Best Practices for Development
What other organizations are you involved with?
United Nations civil society
commonwealth foundation
world assembly of youth
Asian youth council
What issues are important to you?
Poverty, Education, Media, Health, HIV & Other Diseases, Environment, Sustainability, Human Rights, Youth Empowerment, Leadership, Partnerships, Policy
What is your favorite quote?
Young people are the parents, decision-makers, business people and leaders of tomorrow. Investment in today's young men and women is actually an investment in the future of our nation. National development largely depends on the enthusiasm and energy of the youth community. They consist of one third of our total population .The youth community, imbued with endless creativity, innovation and zeal for production, is the most inspired productive force of a nation. As a precondition for development of a state and society the participation of the youth community is acclaimed and accepted by all.

Youth are the future hope of our nation .They are the most energetic and productive segment of the total population in Bangladesh. Therefore, the national development mostly depends on their working spirit and initiatives. In fact, the government of the people’s republic of Bangladesh has been given the responsibility of transferring the disorganized and unproductive youth into an organized, disciplined and productive workforce. In Bangladesh Young people between the age ranges of 18 - 35 assume the status of youth. Nevertheless, In Bangladesh, 23.5 percent of the total population belongs to the age group between 15 and 24 years. They experience similar types of economic and social disparities as young people face globally. In 2001, the illiteracy rate among the 15+ age group was 59.4 percent while around 40 percent were unemployed and many were involved in hazardous, unacceptable forms of labor. it is important to mention that no data is available regarding the specific situation of youth population in the country as the state has been rather indifferent to the need for having youth specific data in the national information system.

Challenges of youth employment in 21st century

A significant number of non-government organization (NGO’s) has been working in Bangladesh over the last 30 years. These NGO’s are trying to address issues affecting the lives of the majority of the vast number of poor people. However, very few NGO’s have taken initiatives to address the issues related to young people in particular. Nor have the GoB / Civil society report with due importance. (BBS 2003)

One of the challenges identified for youth development in the 21st century is to nurture our youths to be highly adaptable to all environments and the personal worlds where they operate in, be it in career, school, and relationships with peers, parents or colleagues. They are equipped with the appropriate mindset, personal mastery of necessary skills and operate by a youth creed which ties them to the community while they make their mark in the wider society. This socially-aware active youth citizen is our vision for youth development for the 21st century.

Challenges identified by the people (emphasis on youth) these were as follows:-

• Over population pressure
• Pressure on wealth or lack of wealth
• Lack of employment opportunity
• Combating increased income inequality
• Globalization
• Infrastructural problem
• Increased discrimination between rich and poor
• Disparities between develop and developing countries
• Disparities in technology
• Increased disparities in knowledge
• Competition in export market
• Political involvement
• Illiteracy among young and adult person
• Barriers in proper implementation of youth policy
• Unskilled private sector

Challenges of youth employment in 21st century
• Promoting technical and vocational education
• Complexity of credit policy in banking sector
• Curbing Corruption and lack of accountability
• Mobilizing both local and foreign resources
• Unsuitable education policy
• Rural and urban disparities
• Lack of education
• Limited access to a changing world
• Drug and alcohol abuse
• Lack of knowledge about IT
• Dowry-related problems
• Lack of independence
• Generation gap

Employment creation for self employment programme (Several recommendations for further improving the situation were made) these were:

• Creating employment opportunity
• Need more government support?
• Proper utilizations local resource and human resource
• Promote self employment programme at grass root level
• Increased Cooperation from the family, government and society
• Increased donor’s assistance
• Increased Vocational training and government credit scheme
• Government support for small and cottage business
• Disseminate information and technological knowledge
• Increased Youth education exchange programme
• Established Youth bank for self ¨C employment credit system
• Support technical education
Challenges of youth employment in 21st century
• Increased coordination between GO and NGO’s
• Established Public library and public cyber café
• Increase industrial technological knowledge and technological support

Concluding remarks:
One final comment relates to taking up the initiatives on one’s own hands. Unless we in Bangladesh are able to do so, know our potentials and engage ourselves in realizing them fully within the limitations that we may have for the time being, but not hopefully for all the time to come, we shall fail to be a youth leader in the community of nations .That was the dream before us when we fought for our poverty and hunger.

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