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Youth engagement in local governance sought for dev

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UNB, Dhaka :
Speakers at a programme here on Wednesday called for greater youth participation in Bangladesh's local governance for attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The two-day event on "Local Governance Issues" began at the National Institute of Local Governance office.
It was organised by the Efficient and Accountable Local Governance (EALG)
project of the United National Development Programme (UNDP) in association with the Local Government Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives.
The workshop brought together 52 young researchers from different public universities who received Tk 160,000 research grants in groups or as individuals.
The grants are provided by the EALG project of UNDP, in partnership with the Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS)- University of Rajshahi, Centre for Governance Studies (CGS), Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (BARD), and National Institute of Local Government (NILG).

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