A new chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI) styled ‘JCI Dhaka Independent’ was launched on Saturday with the mission to provide development opportunities for young professionals and entrepreneurs.
In this regard, a programme was held at a city hotel where a new board of the platform was also formed through a general meeting.
ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) country director Farah Kabir attended the event as the chief guest.
Director of Nagad and national president of JCI Bangladesh chapter Niaz Morshed Elite, CEO and Managing Director of Startup Bangladesh Tina F Jabeen, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Rizwan Rahman, and board members of JCI Dhaka Independent, were present.
After taking oath, Tasnuva Ahmed took charge as the president of JCI Dhaka Independent and Benazir Rahman as the secretary general.
Welcoming the new board, Farah Kabir said, “Whatever business you do or implement any development project or make policies, the issue of climate change and climate justice should be there.”
The development plans taken by the young changemakers should be aligned with the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Bangladesh Delta Plan-2100, she said.
Mr Elite said 18 chapters of JCI had been set up in Bangladesh so far – these chapters can connect young local changemakers with the young leaders across the globe.
Referring that JCI Bangladesh has about a thousand members, he said the platform had been a great place for young professionals and entrepreneurs to share ideas and support each other for inclusive development.
JCI Dhaka Independent President Ms Tasnuva said the new board would solely work to collaborate with other chapters of the JCI to bring positive changes in the society.
She also emphasised working on gender issues and women-led initiatives to reduce disparity.
Other board members of JCI Dhaka Independent include Executive Vice President AA Kais, Vice President Ishrat Sultana, Treasurer Ashfaqur Rahman, directors Rizwan Rahman (DCCI president), Mahfuz Mishu and Hasnaeen Rizvi Rahman.