Center for Inclusive Governance (CIG) - Bangladesh
Twitter : @fantasypothik
I am a young OGP advocate, frequent community organizer and global level youth policy expert from Asia Pacific region. Academically I am a business graduate, did finish my graduation and post-graduation under the Faculty of Business Studies (FBS) from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. As a young development professional, I have a long track records of serving many international causes and campaigns and thereby positioned in the leadership board of many local, regional and international platforms including Youth Alliance International (YAI), International Youth council (IYC), UNEP-TUNZA Asia Pacific Youth Network, UN Major Groups of Children & Youths (UNCSD MGCY), UNESCO Youth Experts Network, South Asian Youth Environment Network (SAYEN), UNCSD Major Groups for Children and Youths (UNCSD MGCY), Global Youth Coalition Against Cancer (GYCC), Our Future World (OFW), European Access Network (EAN), International Network for Environment (INE), Challenge Future (C:F), Bangladesh Youth Environmental initiative (BYEI), Asia Pacific Youth Network (APYN), UNFPA National Youth Forum, Ministry of Environment- Bangladesh and so on. In most of these instances, I have been worked for the signature projects related with the UN Millennium Development Goals (UN MDGs’), and UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG’s). In addition, I have also served several multinationals and corporate business organizations like Samsung Electronics Inc., LG Electronics Singapore Pte Ltd. and BBC World Service trust under several management capacities. In 2015, we have hosted the Global Youth Entrepreneurs Summit (GYES) 2015 – first of its kind in Bangladesh where more than 300 participated from different geographies across the world. Even now, I am among the organizing board of World Youth Conference 2016 to be held at New Delhi, India where more than 1000 young leaders from diversified backgrounds will join us- during November, 2016- from different continents. During last a decade, I have been recognized and awarded with several international recognitions by the different UN Agencies, Civil Society Organizations, Governments and Think Tank platforms in and outside the country. I was the former Special Rapporteur at UNEP CSO Forum 2014 held and 11th International Dialogue on ICPD respectively. Very recently, I have been recognized as the Startup Ecosystem Champion (SEC) by Digital World 2016 – an international summit on information and technology hosted by the Government, the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. At this very time, I am Global Fellow at Center for Inclusive Governance (CIG), Co-Founder at Youth Alliance International (YAI), Regional President at Kairos Society- a global community accelerator based in US; Global Advisor at Global Youth Coalition against Cancer (GYCC) and one of the Global Youth Advisory Board members at International Telecommunication Union (ITU).