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Skill Building of Rohingya and Host Community Adolescents and Youth: Opportunities and Challenges

The Council’s Ashish Bajracharya and Ubaidur Rob joined partners in a roundtable discussion on the needs and workforce potential of adolescents in the Rohingya community. The conversation was summarized in The Daily Star.

The roundtable was organized in partnership with UCEP Bangladesh and RTM International and included participation from CARE, Cox’s Bazar Chamber of Commerce, Population and Services Training Center, University of Dhaka, and the United Nations.

The participants recommended technical skills training for adolescents and young people in the Rohingya community to gain resilience and for longer-term livelihoods impact. They also called for innovative models for cash assistance, market networks, and collaboration between national and international organizations.

The Council’s Humanitarian Task Force works on issues related to sexual and reproductive health, gender-based violence, and adolescents and youth in humanitarian settings including Bangladesh, the East and Horn of Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria. 

Read more in The Daily Star.