Female Robo Tech Leadership programme held
Female Robo Tech Leadership programme was organized in Bangladesh for the first time for implementing the goal of reducing gender discrimination with the participation of 10 to 25 year old girls by Bangladesh Advance Robotics and Vision 2020 South Asian Project on 12 May. The first phase of the programme was held in collaboration with EMK Center in the capital.
Meritorious students from various government schools, colleges and universities as well as reputable private educational institutions participated in the event. 70 people were selected through the selection for limited seats. The programme was chaired by the Chairman of Nuclear Engineering Department at University of Dhaka Dr Shafiqul Islam. Hosne Ara Babli, MP was present as the Chief Guest of the ceremony and Kristen Childress the program officer of American Embassy was the guest of honor. There was also present as a special guest the chief of party USAID Agricultural Extension Activity Project, Bidyuth Mahalder, Dr Lafifa Jamal Chairman, Chairman of the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics engineering at University of Dhaka and other officers of the public non-government organization.
Chief Executive Officer of Vision 2020 South Asia project and founder of Advanced Robotics of Bangladesh, Jimmy Majumder was the chief speaker in the seminar. Besides, Advisor on Security Systems of Advanced Robotics Society and Associate Professor of Moulana Bhashani Science and Technology University Dr Rashed Majumder was present. Chief Adviser Farhan Ferdous (Japan), Information Technology Consultant Thomas Roy (Japan) and South Korea's Telecommunication and Women Tech Leader Affairs Adviser Tahsin Sameera Delwar, among other sectors, renowned researchers, technicians and entrepreneurs also inspired the participants.
About this initiative Jimmy Majumder told that we want to develop 64 girls as skilled tech leader from 64 districts of Bangladesh who will train hundreds of tech members in their respective areas and build them as entrepreneurs. In future, this tech leader and tech team will showcase Bangladesh to the whole world by using advanced information technology and hopefully reduce the gender discrimination between men and women.
President of the ceremony, Dr Shafiqul Islam said that the world will be robotics and artificial bullish on the future. So if a woman does not participate equally, then no country can defend itself in this global challenge equally. Women are always behind technology, so this new initiative will play a special role in this new era of robotics and advanced technology with the help of girls to fulfill the dream of Digital Bangladesh.
Honorable MP, Hosne Ara Babli said that the first initiative that they had taken in Bangladesh is really a step forward in fulfilling our Digital Bangladesh's dream of the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
In addition, the chief of party the USAID Agricultural Extension Activity Project, Bidyuth Mahalder , gave a special speech on agro technology and women empower. He also gave a memento to South Asia, for the expansion and promotion of his project A-card. The members of the Executive Board accept this award. Apart from this, every speaker encouraged girls for the contribution of women in all sectors and the statements were displayed in the last Bangladesh Advanced Robotics and various advancements made by different team of their Advance e-tech school including Robot, Drone, Human Robot.
Through this seminar some selected members will be provided with Robotics and Advanced Technology courses by skilled researchers, trainers and mentors from Bangladesh's Advanced Robotics free of charge. Besides, Vision 2020 South Asian project will give them opportunities to become Robotics entrepreneur in different sectors of Information Technology and the members will get the chance to become the Free Campus Tech Ambassador. They want to launch such programs in the world, and they will play a special role in the implementation of the UN goals. With limited seats, 64 people will be selected through the selection phase.