01 February 2024

Young innovators on their way to revolutionize the renewable energy landscape in Bangladesh

Three bright minds from Bangladesh – Abdullah Al Araf (25), Johora Gulshan Ara (25), and Rahat Uddin (25) – stand tall among the champions of the 2022 Generation Unlimited Youth Challenge, a global competition challenging young minds across the world to tackle their community’s toughest problems, supporting them to translate their ideas into…, Pioneering change initiative for renewable energy, Bangladesh is heavily dependent on non-renewable energy sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas, which are decreasing with time. Although the country is working on becoming climate-neutral and has set up wind turbines, the popularity of the traditional wind turbines is still low, largely due to the noise pollution they cause along with adverse…, Team BD Highway Turbine presenting their idea at the National Pitching Event of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Satu Team BD Highway Turbine presenting their idea at the National Pitching Event of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge. Copy of 0144.webp, Team BD Highway Turbine presenting their idea at the National Pitching Event of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Satu Team BD Highway Turbine presenting their idea at the National Pitching Event of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge. Team BD Highway Turbine presenting their idea at the National Pitching Event of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge., Innovating for sustainability, Their innovative technology, equipped with built-in sensors and an advanced IoT platform, extends beyond energy generation by monitoring crucial city parameters such as temperature, humidity, wind, and CO2 levels. Additionally, a user-friendly mobile app will provide real-time data about the generated energy and measurements made by BD Highway…, Empowering young trailblazers, In August 2023, two teams were selected by the jury at the national pitching event from the competing 19 teams to participate in the global phase of the challenge. Finally, in December 2023, BD Highway Turbine was declared as one of the 10 winning teams out of 40 teams from 20 participating countries in a surprise announcement at the UNICEF…, Abdullah Al Araf and Rahat Uddin from BD Highway Turbine are delighted by the news of winning the global phase of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Jaser Abdullah Al Araf and Rahat Uddin from BD Highway Turbine are delighted by the news of winning the global phase of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge UNI01548.JPG, Abdullah Al Araf and Rahat Uddin from BD Highway Turbine are delighted by the news of winning the global phase of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Jaser Abdullah Al Araf and Rahat Uddin from BD Highway Turbine are delighted by the news of winning the global phase of the Generation Unlimited imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge. Abdullah Al Araf and Rahat Uddin from BD Highway Turbine are delighted by the news of winning the global phase of the Generation Unlimited imaGen…
18 December 2023

Bangladesh cricket team’s practice session with school children at Eden Gardens stadium

Cricket, just like life itself, teaches valuable lessons to individuals. On the field, participants learn the importance of life skills such as teamwork, negotiation, and strategy. These skills translate seamlessly into real life, aiding every individual in navigating life's challenges with grace. For children, cricket is not just a sport, it's a…, Cricket, the game of life, ICC and UNICEF’s initiative, ‘Cricket4Good’, has been using the power of cricket to teach essential life skills to girls and boys in a fun and interactive way. Under this initiative, a practice session was organized for the Bangladesh cricket team and the unique aspect of this session was the participation of 20 girls and boys from various schools…, Determination, resilience, and the spirit of fair play, This training session brought the international players to amplify messages to #BeAChampion through equality between girls and boys and to help them become confident, work together, and pursue an equal world. The #BeAChampion campaign advocates for promoting equal participation in sports and life opportunities for girls and boys, no matter where…, By playing alongside these children, the Bangladesh cricket team inspired the next generation of players, making their dreams come true., 2023 ICC By playing alongside these children, the Bangladesh cricket team inspired the next generation of players, making their dreams come true. C4G02.JPG, By playing alongside these children, the Bangladesh cricket team inspired the next generation of players, making their dreams come true., 2023 ICC By playing alongside these children, the Bangladesh cricket team inspired the next generation of players, making their dreams come true. By playing alongside these children, the Bangladesh cricket team inspired the next generation of players, making their dreams come true. Shuvam Rajwar, a speech and hearing-impaired boy, said with the…, Cricket for building tomorrow’s leaders, Investing in today's children and young people is a powerful catalyst for positive change. They are resilient and dynamic when provided with opportunities and support. Cricket, as a platform, excels in advocating for children’s rights. It plays a crucial role in promoting and generating mass awareness in gender equity by providing equal…, Star players, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, teaching the children to play each inning with tenacity, grit, and joy., 2023 ICC Star players, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, teaching the children to play each inning with tenacity, grit, and joy. C4G04.JPG, Star players, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, teaching the children to play each inning with tenacity, grit, and joy., 2023 ICC Star players, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, teaching the children to play each inning with tenacity, grit, and joy. Star players, Mushfiqur Rahim and Mahmudullah Riyad, teaching the children to play each inning with tenacity, grit, and joy. By encouraging girls to play and compete on an equal footing with boys, the Cricket4Good…
13 August 2023

Young Entrepreneurs Shine at GenU imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge 2022

Through an exceptional blend of unique ideas and determination, a young cohort of entrepreneurs in Bangladesh is leading the charge for a climate-friendly transformation. “From where I come, innovations often go unnoticed. Not many of us get the chance to represent our community on a national level platform like this. Being part of this…, Youth-Driven Climate Responses, Bangladesh is one of the most high-risk countries in the world, when it comes to the adverse impact of climate-change due to rising sea-levels and extreme weather events. The GenU imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge brought together the young minds of the nation to develop solutions for climate issues that impact the country. The challenge began with…, Catalysts of Progress, With a shared commitment to combatting climate change, each team presented their incubated solutions at the national event. From the 19 exceptional youth ventures, two teams stood out as national winners. BD Highway Turbine, from Dhaka, has designed and tested innovative vertical axis wind turbines that harness the wind pressure generated by fast-…, The winning teams celebrating their victory while posing for the camera., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Satu The winning teams celebrating their victory while posing for the camera. 5E9A0717.jpg, The winning teams celebrating their victory while posing for the camera., UNICEF Bangladesh/2023/Satu The winning teams celebrating their victory while posing for the camera The winning teams celebrating their victory while posing for the camera. Both teams will get the opportunity to take their solutions to the global level, where 60 teams from 30 countries will compete. Top 10 teams will be titled global champions and…, Positive forces towards Climate Action, The GenU imaGen Ventures Youth Challenge is accelerating youth entrepreneurship in Bangladesh and has laid the foundation for other initiatives that can nurture the ideas of the nation's youth. In her closing remarks, Marianne Oehlers, Programme Manager – Generation Unlimited, UNICEF Bangladesh, said that “the success of the imaGen Ventures Youth…
09 August 2023

Empowering indigenous youth for building community resilience

Rangamati, a picturesque town located amidst lush hills, rivers and lakes of the Chittagong Hill Tracts is known as the Lake City of Bangladesh. This idyllic town is grappling with a significant problem – the rampant growth of water hyacinths.     The water hyacinth issue in Rangamati is a multidimensional challenge. The invasive plant's…, A journey of passion and purpose, “The rapid growth of water hyacinths has turned our daily commutes into hour-long struggles and has also threatened the livelihoods of the majority of our community,” says Mariyan Tanchangya, a young entrepreneur from the indigenous community of Rangamati. Mariyan grew up in Rangamati district of Chittagong Hill Tracts region, witnessing the…, Addressing the challenge, As transportation, fishing, and daily life gets severely affected,  determined to tackle these issues, Mariyan and Assad hatched a transformative plan of turning water hyacinth into sustainable fertilizer, curbing the need for chemical alternatives in agriculture. This initiative not only addresses the environmental impact but also offers…, Strength in unity, Mariyan and Assad's collaboration proved to be a powerful force. While Mariyan's family could not accompany her to Dhaka for the final selection event, their support and Assad's encouragement propelled her forward. "Being able to present our idea to a distinguished panel of judges and exchanging knowledge with hundreds of like-minded individuals…