The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and SSL Wireless have partnered and signed an agreement for FutureNation program to enable CMSMEs of Bangladesh through advanced Technology and access to Finance at UNDP Bangladesh Office, Dhaka on July 21, 2022.
Sudipto Mukerjee, Resident Representative of UNDP Bangladesh, and Sayeeful Islam, Managing Director of SSL Wireless inked the partnership on behalf of their respective organizations.
Sudipto Mukerjee said, ‘I am very pleased to sign the partnership agreement with SSL Wireless today to coming together with a common purpose – to facing the post-pandemic frontier challenges, especially generating economic opportunities for the youth who need it the most.
Sayeeful Islam said, ‘If you want to change the world, you must start with a big ambition. SSL has found many common grounds with UNDP for the digital enablement of CMSMEs of Bangladesh. Together, we can help uplift many ultra-poor people from poverty by giving them an easy way in harnessing digital technology.’
FutureNation, an alliance of the private, public, and development sectors, is created to accelerate the Nation’s future economic growth by enhancing the skills and potential of youth by identifying opportunities for development, employment, entrepreneurship, and investment in the post-pandemic situation. With an ambition of creating a million economic opportunities, “FutureNation” will help endow the youth with employable skills, and it will do so through innovation and partnerships between the various development actors from the public, private and international development sectors and is fully aligned with the 8th Five Year Plan.
Senior officials from UNDP and SSL Wireless were present at the signing ceremony.