Youth Parliament

Pilot Youth Parliament

Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat in collaboration with UNDP supported Improving Democracy through Parliamentary Development (IPD) Project and British Council along with other partners organized a Pilot Youth Parliament on 27 February 2012 with a vision that Young people in Bangladesh take an active role in public and political life through a strong, effective and high-profile National Youth Parliament. The objective is to instill an understanding of parliament structure into the Bangladeshi youth, and provide them the opportunity to influence the country's policy through direct dialogue between Bangladeshi youth and policy makers.

Thirty (30) young people, aged 14 to 17, were selected by the Network of partners' organizations from across the country. The selected members underwent a training process before the session. Selected youth members attended a two-day training session which concluded with the pilot youth parliament session. The training session was conducted by parliamentarians and other experts on parliamentary debate, rules of procedure and behavior, ethical leadership, effective communication, participation and advocacy, team building and dialogue.