Youth for Policy’s (YfP) flagship program Policy Camp was organized at Jashore, Khulna from 16th to 21st September 2022. Policy Champions from across Bangladesh came together for 6 days of learning about themselves and others, technical and adaptive skills for public policy advocacy.
The aim of Policy Camp is to bring together young people from across Bangladesh and give them a platform to explore ways they can effectively take part in public policy advocacy. This year Policy Champions, belonging to different educational and socio-economic backgrounds, religions, and gender identities, got the opportunity to dig deeper into themselves, thinking more critically and building connections with each other that go beyond the surface.
Policy Camp is Youth for Policy’s (YFP) flagship program, where youth aged 18 till 30 come together to take part in 6 days of training focusing on learning about themselves and others, technical and adaptive skills for public policy advocacy, and spend their time networking with like-minded young leaders all over the country.
Honorable Member of Parliament of Bangladesh Rana Mohammad Sohail MP attended this year’s Policy Camp at Jahsore, Khulna, where Policy Champions got to spend time with him, ask him questions and discuss issues that they are hoping to solve in their local areas as young leaders. Honorable MP most graciously gave practical advice to all Policy Champions on how they can become better policy advocates and what skills they should hone to effectively take part in the advocacy process.
The advice from the Honorable MP will be most helpful for our Policy Champions for their future endeavors as policy advocates. Youth for Policy and IID will also be utilizing the learnings from the HelloMP session to make future Policy Camps and HelloMP programs even bigger and better!