On September 24, 2016, Stride Bangladesh and Microsoft Bangladesh jointly organised a consultation on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) with around 38 students, youths, community leaders and young professionals. The consultation, titled Linking Youth with Sustainable & Inclusive Economic Growth, was held at the Country Office of Microsoft Bangladesh. The consultation aimed at educating youth on and link them with the specific targets under the SDGs that deal with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
Siddhatho Goshawmi, Co-Founder of Stride Bangladesh moderated the first part of the programme. This was followed by a session with eminent ICT Advocate Sufi Faruq, who delivered an interactive discussion on Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth and the role of youth entrepreneurs in the context of Bangladesh.
Students in groups presented on three different case studies on the Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth. They were facilitated in their preparation by three expert resource persons: Camerun Mitchel, an expert in the field of innovation expert; Farhad Rahman, human rights expert; and Shahriar Rahman, Co-Founder of HiFi Public. Taking into consideration the ideas and recommendations which were generated in the session, a document will be prepared for Microsoft Bangladesh.