Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth in Bangladesh

The aim is to provide training to 250,000 youth on advanced digital skills. These trainings will be organized by 2,500 government-owned Sheikh Russel Digital Labs. The government of Bangladesh will be the main source of financing to support youth in the new era of 4th Industrial Revolution. The main objective of the commitment is to empower the youth of the country with multiple digital skills which will emphasize the government\'s initiative on developing the human potential.

This commitment is part of:

Digital Skills for Decent Jobs for Youth

Entity

Bangladesh, Access to Information (a2i) Government or intergovernmental entity

Technical assistance, expertise and implementation; Policy, advocacy and convening power; Financial and/or in-kind contribution

Partners

  • Bangladesh, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

    Government or intergovernmental entity

    Financial and/or in-kind contribution

  • SME Foundation

    Private sector

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

  • Bangladesh Women in Technology

    Private sector

    Technical assistance, expertise and implementation

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

  • 8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value
  • 8.6 By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training

description

Based on the international job market survey by a2i and BMET, the forecast analysis on the domestic job market of Bangladesh conducted by BEZA & a2i, and the 4IR survey conducted by a2i, it was found that a significant number jobs in Bangladesh will be challenged by 2024 due to the 4th industrial revolution. For this reason, a2i aims to provide training to the youth to keep pace with 4IR challenges to mitigate the threats of job loss, and to equip the youth through providing advanced skills training with both financial and logistic support by the Government of Bangladesh. a2i will provide training to 250,000 youth by 2023 organized by government-owned Sheikh Russel Digital Labs which is monitored and managed by the ICT division under the Ministry of Post Telecommunications and Information Technology where advanced training in various trade courses is provided in collaboration with Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB). Later on, these trained youth will be linked to decent job opportunities with the assistance of Government of Bangladesh, NGOs, development partners and private companies.

http://skills.gov.bd/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/skills4employment/

Deliverables and links to SDG targets

  • 250,000 young people trained in relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, ICT skills and soft skills

    8.5 By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

    The project aims to enable 250,000 youth with advanced and intermediate digital skills and enroll them in decent job opportunities. There is also an opportunity for these youth to engage themselves in entrepreneurial initiatives. 

    BY: Dec 2023

Start

01-Jan-2019

End

31-Dec-2023

USD 30,120,481

Estimated total value of the commitment

250,000

young people to benefit directly from this commitment

Target: All ages

Primarily:
  • Young people in rural areas
  • Young women
  • Young men
  • Low-income individuals
  • Young people with low levels of education and/or drop-outs
  • Graduates of second-level education and students in third-level education or beyond

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