BEI in collaboration with National Endowment for Democracy (NED) organized two training programs in Sadullapur, Gaibandha on “Strengthening Democracy through ICT: Role of the Youth” from 03 January – 06 January, 2023. In these training programs, two groups of total 65 young leaders of Sadullapur Upazila in Gaibandha District participated and the objective of the training programs were to provide knowledge on how democratic values are practiced across digital media platforms.
The contents of these training programs include knowledge on the how the young leaders can be the next agents of change through the use of social media platforms, essentially moving their community towards progress. The participants were also made aware of how to practice democratic norms and values to enhance social cohesion, how to spot fake news that can disrupt the peaceful existence of all members in a community, how to keep themselves safe from online frauds etc.
After training, the participants appreciated the contents of the training program by saying that this concept of practicing democratic values through the use of social media is fairly new to them. They now feel more aware of the concepts of democratic norms and values as well as Digital Transformation & Netiquettes.