02 Dec 2021, 17:13

KOICA, ICE Center of DU to implement US$7.5m project for young entrepreneurs

  DHAKA, Dec 2, 2021 (BSS) - Korea Cooperation International Agency (KOICA) 
and Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE) Center of the Dhaka University are 
going to implement a US$7.5 million project to promote young entrepreneurs in 

  The project on "Capacity Building of Universities in Bangladesh to Promote 
Youth Entrepreneurship (PYE)" will be launched on Saturday at the Dhaka 
University Central Playground, the venue where the university is celebrating 
100 years centenary of our beloved university, said a press release here 

  Planning Minister MA Mannan will grace the event as the chief guest while 
Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun will attend the ceremony as the 
guest of honour. 

  Vice-Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Md Akhtaruzzaman, also chairman of ICE 
Center, University of Dhaka will chair the event. 

  The event will be attended by delegates from South Korea, representatives 
from the government, industry, development sector, academics and students 
from the universities. 

  The overall objective of the project is to improve the environment for 
potential youth entrepreneurs through the capacity building of the 
universities in Bangladesh on entrepreneurship education. 

  The objectives of the project are to develop curriculum for 
entrepreneurship education and capacity of the faculties, interdisciplinary 
students and professionals and to strengthen the network and relationship 
among stakeholders of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Bangladesh.

  The project will also support the physical and virtual infrastructure for 
entrepreneurship education and develop a pilot entrepreneurial roadmap for 
universities in Bangladesh through research and advocacy.

   Md Rashedur Rahman, founding executive director to the ICE Center and 
associate professor of the Department of Organisation Strategy and Leadership 
(OSL) of the Dhaka University, said: "As we all are celebrating the centenary 
of our beloved university and golden jubilee of the independence of 
Bangladesh, we believe our small collaborative initiative towards an 
Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Bangladesh will play an important role in 
the country's development journey."


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