A Commonwealth leadership development programme titled Commonwealth100 was launched, with the support of youth across the Commonwealth nations, in Dhaka.
Honourable Speaker of the Bangladesh Parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury inaugurated the programme on Sunday.
During the inauguration ceremony, she spoke about the values of the Commonwealth and why an initiative like this is important.
Commonwealth100 is a project that aims to create a generation of Open Source Leaders. The first phase of the project has been the creation of a guiding model for leadership.
Common Purpose, an independent international leadership development organisation which has 21 years of experience in designing and delivering courses that help people to become more effective, has created a model to help the youth tailor their skills based on inputs from over 1000 young people through interviews, surveys, and social media outreach programme.
Common Purpose organised the leadership programme in association with the Bank of Zambia, Scottish Government, Department of Higher Education Malaysia, Microsoft, and other partners of the Commonwealth.
The online programme will be piloted at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London, in April 2018.
Awami League Lawmaker Kazi Nabil Ahmed was also present at the inauguration ceremony.