CodersTrust chairman Aziz Ahmad, a Bangladeshi-American entrepreneur, has underscored the need for fortifying an ICT-based sustainable future.
He was addressing a high-level programme styled ‘SDG Lab Dialogue’ at the World Economic Forum 2023 in Davos, Switzerland, from January 15 to 18.
Mr Ahmad along with the world’s top ICT entrepreneurs joined the event at the invitation of Ronald Schatz, adviser to the UN under-secretary-general and founder of UNSGII, according to a press release.
The SDG Lab is a multi-stakeholder alliance under various UN offices in Geneva to implement the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs).
The programme discussed various aspects of the implementation of the SDG signed by 193 countries at the United Nations in September 2015.
Mr Ahmad highlighted the activities of CodersTrust, an ICT training institute founded in 2013, and presented the initiatives taken over the years to transform the high potential youth into a skill-based workforce.
“We witnessed tens of thousands of young male and female graduates who came from underprivileged, underserved and marginalised communities who had the opportunity to learn career-building skills from CodersTrust and are making a living in the global employment market,” he told the forum.
CodersTrust has so far trained 60,000 young men and women in IT skills and made them suitable for the global job market.