Grameenphone and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable the organisations to collaborate for accelerating the nation's future economic growth by enhancing the skills and potential of Bangladesh's massive young population dividend.
They will explore avenues and potential program designs as a collective effort to empower Bangladesh's young workforce by identifying opportunities for development, employment, entrepreneurship, and investment opportunities, said a press release.
Jens Becker, the acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer of Grameenphone and Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative, UNDP Bangladesh, signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.
The companies will also collaborate with relevant stakeholders including government, development and private sectors, on efforts to facilitate the vision "Economic Opportunities for All" and to become leading enablers of catalyzing a conducive environment for enhanced economic opportunity.
Jens Becker in his remarks, said, "This MoU presents Grameenphone with an opportunity to continue to contribute to enhancing economic and educational opportunities for Bangladesh's Youth. By collaborating with the UNDP and Governmental stakeholders we believe the opportunity to design and implement successful programs is greatly increased."
Sudipto Mukerjee while signing the MoU, said, "As Bangladesh adapts to COVID-19, this collaboration with Grameenphone will support the youth of Bangladesh to recover from the pandemic and fast-track the journey of Bangladesh towards Sustainable Development Goals by 2030."