The real foreign policy of America is citizen to citizen, friend to friend, people to people, foreign bonds of brotherhood that no tyranny can diminish. - Edward M. Kennedy (February 1972, Dhaka)


First Responders Training

CriticaLink arranged a regular first responders’ training for the new batch which was held on August 16, 2014. CriticaLink is a non-profit organization building a network of volunteer emergency First Responders who are notified through SMS and mobile alert and to save lives when people are injured... ..Read more


Experience sharing event and recruitment of volunteers 'DeyalKotha' was held on September 29, 2016. It also included an interview session with the new applicants. Deyalkotha was a pilot project initiated by Sahjabin Kabir for the underprivileged children who reside under Tejgaon Flyover. ..Read more

Future of Business

The discussion event was held on December 20, 2016 to discuss the future technology and its applications. Influence of technologies such as AI, AR, VR and MR were discussed to help the audience get a sense of future of humanity in business and economy. ..Read more

Seminar on “Product Patent and Copyright”

The informative session on copyright issues was held on November 5, 2016. IP, the key product patents and copyrights, innovative product ideas, advantages of patents and copyrights, etc. were discussed in front of young inventors and entrepreneurs with new practical ideas. "Bangladesh Innovation Forum" and "Copyright and... ..Read more

Career Clinic

This lively session was held on October 10, 2016 by Bangladesh ICT Innovation Forum. The session conducted by Md. Anamul Hasan, AGM of, demonstrated the importance of creating a professional CV, confidence during viva and work ethics. ..Read more


The program was held on August 13 and 14, 2016 to talk about women empowerment. Preset success of work done for the empowerment of women was discussed in the program. Naripokkho is a non-profit organization that works for the advancement of women’s health and rights. ..Read more

Identity Inclusion one year celebration

The closing event of the project was held on June 2, 2016. At the end of the program, certificates were distributed among the volunteers of the project. The Identity Inclusion project aims to identify the needs of people with a psychosocial disability, and break the barriers that affect... ..Read more

YY Goshti Boot Camp & Pitch Day

The training on social media and marketing was held from April 24 to April 27, 2016. The training focused on social business, marketing strategies, concentric product design and monetization of social media entrepreneurship in Bangladesh. YY Goshti was an EMK Small grant project. The event was attended by... ..Read more

Masculinity Project

Masculinity Project' event was held on March 7, 2016 and primarily discussed the definition of masculinity. The project started off with a simple, yet critical question, what it means to be a man? This project was an attempt to explore the expression of masculinity in different locations and... ..Read more

YY Goshti Launching Program

The program launching ceremony was held on 18 February, 2016. YY Goshti is a creative accelerator project that became one of the EMK Small Grant Program 2016. The Executive Director of Yunus Center, Ms. Lamiya Morshed was one of the distinguished speakers. ..Read more

Startup Bangladesh

Startup Bangladesh was held on January 30, 2016. It was a program for entrepreneurs who are in growth stage and E-commerce. Considering the importance of E-commerce and entrepreneurship in the modern context, it was a very fruitful event. ..Read more

Girls can Tech

Girls can Tech, an event by the women, for the women and of the women leading the way in technology in Bangladesh, was held on January 28, 2016. 'Girls Can Tech' featured a range of female entrepreneurs, innovators, coders, and change makers who shared practical experiences of... ..Read more

National Urdu Speaking Youth Summit

The National Urdu Speaking Youth Summit was held from December 26 to December 27, 2015. Various sessions on human rights, Urdu speaking, CV, success in career, history of the Bihari people were undertaken in the summit. Important personalities like Barrister Sara Hossain, Dr. Md Mahbubur Rahman, Hannah Sholder... ..Read more

“Women of the World” Film Series

EMK Center in association with USAID, Women and Girls Lead Global organized the closing ceremony of the “Women of the World” Film Series on November 30, 2015. The program was also a meet-up of a number of Bangladeshi gender champions, development professionals, university teachers, and media personnel... ..Read more

EMK Enhance Entrepreneurship

EMK Enhance Entrepreneurship Workshop was held on November 7, 2015. Gary Whitehill took the first day of EMK Enhance Entrepreneurship Workshop. The workshop covered evaluating an entrepreneurial opportunity. The primary focus was on young startup entrepreneurs and gave them framework and some tools for evaluating an entrepreneurial... ..Read more

It’s Humanity Foundation

It’s Humanity Foundation organized an event focusing on social change and volunteerism on September 19, 2015. The program was attended by various participants to listen to Mr. G. Sumdany Don, the key resource person of the workshop. The event was also attended by Syed Azle Niaz, Steve... ..Read more

Don Sumdany (Rise above all)

Rise above all was held on September 12, 2015. The event started off with an ice breaking session, followed by chess piece vs the chess player session. They distributed EMK sponsored T-Shirt in the closing event. The program was arranged by Don Sumdany Facilitation Consultancy, a career training... ..Read more

Quest for a better healthcare

Quest for a better healthcare was held on September 12, 2015 which was an event on healthcare and emergency response. The program showed two documentaries on road crash and one presentation on an emergency response initiative for road crash victims. The event was also attended by Mridul Chowdhury,... ..Read more

Model SAARC Summit 2015

SAYS and The American Center Dhaka organized a two daylong "Model SAARC Summit 2015” which was held from July 26 to July 27, 2015. SAYS works to promote youth development and create a united platform for South Asian Youth by exploring, networking, training, and through knowledge sharing,... ..Read more

‘Think Legal’ Talk Series

‘Think Legal’ talk series was launched as part of the ‘EMK talks’ series on 10 January, 2015. The talk was arranged by the law firm ‘The Legal Circle’ partnered with EMK center and featured eminent jurist the Honorable Justice Dr. Syed Refaat Ahmed. The title of his... ..Read more

Nat Nandan – Chandrabatee

Chandrabatee, a production of Nat Nandan, was staged on August 8, 2014. The play was directed and dramatized by Asma Akhter Liza. This was the inauguration show. All proceeds of the Ticket Sales were donated for the benefit the education of “ Shishuder Jonno Amra” which was... ..Read more


Weekly Project Check Session - The weekly development of projects before LaunchPad Bangladesh team and mentors by top 5 teams was reported on July 5, 2014. Launchpad is an EMK Center Entrepreneurship grantee. ..Read more

ASSO Khurshida

A talk from Khurshida Begum on fighting human trafficking and many other social justice issues was held on March 31, 2014. She is a survivor herself and is now educating individuals and organizations about indications of trafficking to various communities. ..Read more


A three day leadership workshop was held by BYLC, under the CA-001 Grant, from the June 15 to June 17, 2013. A certificate giving ceremony was held on the last day of the event. ..Read more

Lighthouse Imperium

As a youth based foundation focusing on the redefinition and the practice of Good Governance, the event was held by them on March, 2014. Their focus was on educational and simulation based projects on such matters and hosts multiple platforms allowing connectivity among the people. They also... ..Read more

Enliven Soft war on software

This workshop was held focusing on Microsoft Excel’s diversified use in Financial Sector on January 15, 2015. It was a part of a number of consecutive workshops on useful and necessary software programs used in professional and corporate life which was the first footstep of Professional Skill... ..Read more

Architectural Design workshop

The workshop was held at the EMK Center. This was organized by Mongolbarer Shabaha. The workshop was held jointly with the Architectural department of UPENN . There were total 35 participants , where 12 from UPENN 15 Bangladeshi Students from different university’s Architectural department and 3 faculty... ..Read more

World Bank Sanitation Hackathon

The Two day long contest ended on 15 February which started on 14 February, 2014. App Fest concentrated on water, sanitation, health and education through 20 problem statements and more than 30 different apps were identified and owned by development organizations, government offices and NGOs. More than... ..Read more

International Day of the Girl Child

A discussion program on “Women’s empowerment through civic education in a shared approach” was held at the EMK Center on October 11, 2014. To mark the “International Day of the Girl Child”, the program was jointly organized by the EMK Center and Change Makers. Ms. Fawzia Khondker... ..Read more

Symposium on Ethnomusicology

The symposium was held on December 20, 2013. The event was arranged by Vabnagar Foundation with an aim to spread Bangladeshi music culture. Bangladeshi identity of tradition and culture were also hoped to be spread across international platform through this event. The symposium was attended by Rehanna... ..Read more

Live Webchat: Tips For Entrepreneurs

A live Q&A webchat session was arranged by THE PRENEURS Foundation on June 27, 2013. The program featured Emily Wilson, Director of Ad Management for SocialCode, a marketing company which works with clients to find innovative ways to employ social media to target potential and existing customers.... ..Read more

Gantha Book Launch

The book launch ceremony was held on June 8, 2013. Gantha is a literary organization of mostly women writers who write in Bangla and English. They also observe national and international days and performs on different occasions. ..Read more

Cartoon and Caricature

This was a 2 day workshop held on September 14, 2013. by Syed Rashad Imam Tanmoy which was followed by an exhibition. The workshop included the basics of cartooning with the lessons of stick figure and character designing, gesture drawing. ..Read more

General Purpose English Scholarship Classes

The class started from June 9, 2013. Through this scholarship the EMK Center provided free of cost training course in functional conversational English proficiency for students of class 9 -12. The course was developed and coordinated by experienced English Language course developers Mr. Md. Harun Ur Rashid... ..Read more

Rabindranath Film Week

The film week was held from July 20 to July 23, 2013. This week-long series of film screenings showcased how the stories and poems of Rabindranath Tagore had inspired film-makers over the last 50 years. Kabuliwala, Charulata, Teen Kanya were some of his works that were shown... ..Read more

The Art and Practice of Leadership

A workshop for third and fourth year university students, it was held from 21 September to 23 September, 2013. The three day workshop was organized by BYLC (Bangladesh Youth Leadership Center) and supported by the EMK Center. At the end of the workshop, a graduation reception were... ..Read more

The EMK Fest

The fest started from October 24. A Dhaka University based business club “The Spartans' Communication Club “ and The EMK Center, collaboratively hosted "The EMK Fest”. This was a national level festival of business presentation. Different university students from all over the country participated in the competition.... ..Read more

Entrepreneurs Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) took place from November 18-24, 2013. GEW was the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launched startups that brought ideas to life, drove economic growth and expanded human welfare. To light the fire in the Dhaka startup ecosystem, a... ..Read more

Bangladeshi Role Models: Bravery

Bangladeshi female role models Taramon Bibi (Bir Protik) and activist Wasfia Nazreen were successfully honored by EMK center on October 4, 2012. Taramon Bibi shared all of her thrilling experiences during the liberation war as a freedom fighter. Taramon Bibi received Bir Pratik award despite not knowing about it.... ..Read more

Room to Read

The group, dedicated to promoting quality books for children, inaugurated a large number of their books in December 6, 2012. Ambassador Dan Mozena was the chief guest for the occasion. ..Read more

Emotional Intelligence for Success Workshop

Mind Mechanics organized an amazing workshop on Emotional Intelligence that took place on 26th August, 2017 at the EMK Center. The workshop was conducted by Mind Mechanics and explored the concept of Emotional Intelligence, which is a very important skill to possess during one’s professional career. There... ..Read more

Workshop on Menstrual Hygiene

The organization “Awareness 360” organized a workshop on menstrual hygiene with Dr. Nawsheen Purabi as the keynote speaker; on the 22nd of August, 2017 at the EMK Center. Dr. Nawsheen spoke about the important issue of menstruation and menstrual hygiene, a natural bodily phenomenon that is still... ..Read more

Experience Sharing of Robotic Team Bangladesh

EMK Center organized an experience sharing program with Team Bangladesh on the 10th of August, 2017. The three hour-long program allowed educators, students and robotics enthusiasts meet the energetic high school students of Team Bangladesh and listen to them share their experience of competing at the prestigious... ..Read more

Bamboo Training & Design Workshops

EMK Center Small Grantee “Paraa”, in collaboration with EMK Center, Leedo and Ghorami JON conducted an intensive ten-day design-build Bamboo workshop based in Dhaka, started from 5th May, 2017. The workshop primarily focused on experimenting with design and learning about bamboo, redefining it as an architectural material... ..Read more

InclusionX Cultural Day

InclusionX organized their highly-anticipated annual cultural event “InclusionX Cultural Day” at the EMK Center on 10th September, 2017. Like every year, the annual cultural event was organized by InclusionX to celebrate the efforts of both the trainers and students alike who succesfully led the two sessions of... ..Read more

Health Technology Forum

The inaugural ceremony of the association “Health Technology Forum” in Bangladesh was held at the EMK Center, Dhaka on 7th September, 2017. The session was moderated by Mr Pronoy Saha, CEO and Founder of the Health Technology Forum. With this ceremony, HTF opened its newest chapter in... ..Read more

Volunteer Meet & Greet of AMAL

AMAL held the “Meet and Greet of AMAL”, a volunteer meetup session at the EMK Center on 12th September, 2017. AMAL is a non-profit organization which works to ensure education for children, women’s health standards and helps to empower people in a crisis, actively operating to alleviate... ..Read more

Training on WHO Simulation for Campus Co-ordinators

WHO Simulation Bangladesh organized “WHOSB 2017” on 14th September, 2017 for campus coordinators at the EMK Center. WHO Simulation Bangladesh is an organization that promotes health policy making, spreading awareness and conducting trainings for students of life sciences, medicine, dentistry, earth science, disaster management and climate change,... ..Read more

“Voice for Change” YES Alumni

YES Alumni Bangladesh organized the Finale and Award giving Ceremony of the competition “Voice for Change” at the EMK Center on 21st September,2017. The YES Alumni Bangladesh is a youth organization formed by the young people who have successfully partaken in the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study... ..Read more

TechBeez Workshop

“TechBeez Bangladesh – Women in ICT” was organized by Light Castle Partners at the EMK Center on 23rd September, 2017. TechBeez is a social platform for female entrepreneurs and students based in Bangladesh, and the mega workshop and presentation was brought about by prior selection of 11... ..Read more

Gear up: Digital Entrepreneurs MeetUp

Gollachoot organized Gear Up: Digital Entrepreneurs Meetup at the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service & the Arts on 25th September, 2017. Sadi Mohammad, CEO of Gollachoot moderated the event, which was a free-pass networking event as well as one to acquire information from. The event... ..Read more

English Tutorial

EMK Center hosted its renowned “English Tutorial” course for underprivileged children starting on 11th September that spanned over a month. The month-long courses with two classes each week, are part of an initiative sponsored by the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Affairs & the Arts to... ..Read more

Resonance 2.0 by YSSE

YSSE organized “Resonance 2.0”, the second volume of their event series “Resonance” on 8th October, 2017 at the EMK Center. The Youth School for Social Entrepreneur- YSSE is a youth-led organization established in February 2015 to work to promote social entrepreneurs. Mr Sheikh Mohammad Yasuf, President of... ..Read more

Yes Program 2018-19 Promotion

"YES Program 2018-19 promotion was an informative seminar on YES Program. YES program is a fully funded scholarship program for the high school students to live and study in the USA for one academic year. This event was hosted by International Education And Research Network – Bangladesh... ..Read more

GMAT Workshop

The focus of this workshop was to enhance the possible GMAT examinees' skills in all sections of the exam. MD. Talha Zoardar was the instructor for this session. The students were briefly introduced to the details of GMAT. The speaker covered analytical writing, verbal reasoning, and quantitative section.... ..Read more

AC – Access Teacher Training

The teacher training program was help on October 22, 2017 at EMK Center. This program was organized by U.S Embassy. Regional English Language Officer Dennis Yang was present in the three day long event funded by the American Center Dhaka. Teachers from different institutions discussed their views and... ..Read more

GMAT Workshop

The main motive of the workshop was to enhance the skillset of the potential examinees of the GMAT exam. The students were introduced to the details of the exam and all areas including analytical writing, verbal reasoning, quantitative search and other specific strategies and tips were discussed.... ..Read more

AC – Access Teacher Training

The teacher training program was held on 23rd October, 2017 at EMK Center. This program was organized by U.S Embassy. Regional English Language Officer Dennis Yang was present in the three-day long event funded by the American Center Dhaka. The training program showed the professional developmental opportunities that... ..Read more

Deyalkotha General Meeting

The event on the 03rd of January was a volunteers’ training and general meeting of the education team. Deyalkotha is a pilot project situated underneath the Tejgaon-Bijaysharani Flyover for community service through art and cultural activities. It had been designed for the disadvantaged population living under/near the... ..Read more

PMP Course

Every single task that we do is a project that needs to be managed properly. A good project manager and practicing standard methodology can have a substantial impact on achieving the expected results. Project Management Institute’s (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) is a globally accepted leading... ..Read more

Facebook Developer Circle

Facebook Developer Circle is a Facebook-based organization that aims to help people learn more about the Facebook tools and APIS. The 2-hour long session was joined by Sarin and Youmin from Facebook Singapore via video conference, and was also graced with the presence of 6 local gaming... ..Read more

Facebook Developer Circle

Facebook Developer Circle is a Facebook-based organization that aims to help people learn more about the Facebook tools and APIS. The 2-hour long session was joined by Sarin and Youmin from Facebook Singapore via video conference, and was also graced with the presence of 6 local gaming... ..Read more

Heroes to Host

Heroes to Host was a lecture series of 8 classes on environmental Leadership that started on November 24, 2016. The lecture series ended with a closing ceremony and elementary leadership skill development workshop. Youth School for Social Entrepreneurs (YSSE) is a youth led organization that works for promoting... ..Read more

Deyalkotha Training

The session focused on training of the volunteers to prepare them for the future projects. There was also a discussion on developing the syllabus for the students. Deyalkotha is a pilot project under Tejgaon Bijoyshoroni Flyover working to serve the disadvantaged community through art and cultural activities. ..Read more

SDG Workshop by SAYS

The event was the first phase of the National Olympiad MSDGs to be held by SAYS, supported by the US Embassy. SAYS is a non-profit youth platform operating in South Asia. Their work is dedicated to achieving goal number 4 & 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals... ..Read more

Meet the Press – EMK-Junction Fellowship

The event was a launching and meet-the-press for the "EMK-Junction" Fellowship Program. The event had the participation of prominent figures in the journalism industry. Junction Bangladesh Limited is a platform to facilitate the journey of homegrown innovations to become globally scalable social and tech solutions, by providing training,... ..Read more

AMAL Workshop on Learning Leadership

AMAL Foundation, based in Bangladesh, is a non-profit organization that works with underprivileged communities, and focus on empowerment, education, health and well-being. The workshop focused on learning leadership through volunteerism. Experienced professionals spoke about their hurdles and the journey to developing themselves. The workshop was divided into segments... ..Read more