Uttoron meeting with Ministry of Youth and Sports

Uttoron team had a meeting with the Ministry of Youth and sports on August 17, 2020 to explore opportunities to work more collaboratively with the government.

The dialogue was held at the Ministry office at the Secretariat, Government of Bangladesh. The chair of the event was Md. Akhter Hossain, honorable secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports. At the session, Uttoron team made a presentation on Swisscontact and the project itself. During the presentation, the Team Leader of Uttoron described the global presence of Swisscontact and how it is contributing to the attainment of SDG in Bangladesh. The project objective, target and previous achievement was also explained to the audience. While highlighting the specialty of the project, the special tools and techniques of Uttoron for trainee selection was described. Uttoron team also mentioned the use of a Rapid Market Assessment tool for identifying the trades that have higher demand in the Sylhet region. Honorable secretary appreciated the advance approaches of Uttoron project in developing the skills of the youth of Bangladesh. He expressed interest in working with Swisscontact in the skills sector through collaboration with the Department of Youth Development. The other Ministry representatives who also participated at the event are, Md. Anwarul Islam Sarker, Additional Secretary and Director General, Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute, Jahangir Alam, Joint Secretary, Department of Youth Development, Munir Ferdous, Joint Secretary.