‘Social Enterprise Youth Summit 2021’ focuses on constructing sustainable post-pandemic world

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Social Enterprise Youth Summit 2021, co-hosted by YY Ventures and Influence Hub Dhaka, curated by YY Goshti, and supported by Yunus Centre and the Netherlands Enterprise Company occurred on February 27 and 28.

The summit is an annual gathering of younger leaders devoted to creating sustainable options to urgent social and environmental points. Beforehand, the occasion was organized in several cities throughout the globe, nevertheless, as a result of ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it was held in a hybrid format this yr.

Over 40 audio system and 500 delegates joined the occasion on-line from all over the world and 75 attendees got here collectively at Influence Hub Dhaka to take part within the summit. The theme of this yr’s summit was ‘No Going Again’.

Hosted by Shazeeb M Khairul Islam, Founder and Managing Director of YY Ventures, the occasion featured a number of dialogue periods and speeches from company, reflecting on the chances of the long run and the challenges of the previous.

“We do not all the time get the prospect to rebuild the world from the beginning, the pandemic has given us this opportunity to rebuild,” shares Lamiya Morshed, Government Director at Yunus Centre & Chairwoman at YY Ventures. “The pandemic has created so many alternatives that we at the moment are in a position to adapt to new requirements and views,” says His Excellency Ambassador Harry Verweij, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Bangladesh. “By being a self-starter, and re-rising by lifting up others, you’ve got the prospect to alter the world collectively”.

Nobel Laureate Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus’ keynote speech on the ending day was one of many principal highlights of the occasion. “You must defy the previous pondering and outline your personal pondering, your personal method, solely then can we create a world of three zeros as quickly as doable,” he says.

“This era is probably the most highly effective one, they’ve entry to large expertise which no different era ever had,” says Nobel Laureate Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus. “What are you going to make use of that energy for needs to be your life’s objective. You need to try to seek out the aim and use the ability.”

A number of periods together with ‘Resilience Throughout Unprecedented Instances’ by Mostafiz Uddin, Founder & CEO of Bangladesh Attire Trade, ‘Deep Dive: Greatest Practices Of Delivering Clear Water At Residence In Underserved Communities’ with Maartje Pronk, Product Improvement Supervisor, Max TapWater, Muntasir Saqib Khan, Managing Director, BoP Innovation Middle, Jack Hartpence, Co-Founder & CEO, Powwater and Imam Mahmud Riad, Nation Director, Bangladesh and Nepal, Max Basis, ‘Ecosystem Dialogue: Funding Subsequent Technology Social Entrepreneurs’ with Theodore Klouvas, Programme Supervisor, Orange Corners, Zeenat Islam, Relations Supervisor, Academia Community, Yunus Centre, Nirjhor Rahman, CEO, Bangladesh Angels, Bijon Islam, Co-founder & CEO, LightCastle Companions, Sharika Sadaf, Head of Program & Partnerships, YY Ventures, and Siddhartho Goushami, Head of Operations, Startup Bangladesh amongst others had been organized on the primary day.

On the second day, a number of periods, together with ‘Position of Expertise for Publish COVID-19 Reconstruction’ with Tazin Shadid, CEO at YY Ventures, Jacki O’ Neill, Microsoft Africa Analysis Institute (MARI), Director at Microsoft, Ming-Li Chai, Principal, Expertise Imaginative and prescient & Design Technique Trendy Life & Studying Experiences Studio at Microsoft; ‘Deep Dive: Way forward for Waste Administration in City Areas’ with Debojit Saha, Managing Director, Kaizen CRS, Fahim Uddin Shuvo, CEO, Garbageman and Silvia de Vaan, Founder & CEO, SweepSmart;  ‘Making Healthcare Accessible For Everybody’ with Dr. Shazzat Rahat Hossain, Undertaking Lead, Sneho Pressing Care and Sajid Rahman, Co-Founder & CEO, Digital Healthcare Options amongst others had been organized.

Audio system included Akkie Okma, Technical Advisor at YY Ventures and Founding father of Okma Recommendation, Cecilia Chapiro, Funding Adviser at UNICEF and Founding father of Yunus & Youth, Paula Mills, CEO, Academy of Entrepreneurs Australia, Robert Stoelman, Undertaking Supervisor of “Partnerships for a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh” mission at UNDP Bangladesh, Ding Wang, Ethnographer/ HCI Researcher at Google AI, and Swarnima Bhattacharya, Founding father of TheaCare and Curator of FemmeCon amongst others.

The graduate incubees from YY Goshti Incubation Program: Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 Cohorts, together with AmarLab, Bhorosha, Broqué, Krishi Shwapno, Max TapWater, PolyTel, Q Vidya Bangladesh, S.E.E.D., TransEnd and Wizkit, shared their tales with potential traders ecosystem builders and enablers on the Changemakers’ Meet.

His Excellency Ambassador Harry Verweij, Hans Reitz, Co-founder & CEO of The Grameen Inventive Lab, Alberto Masetti-Zannini, World Improvement Director at Influence Hub Community and Lamia Hafiz, Group Lead at Influence Hub Dhaka shared their ideas on the closing session.  



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