Global Youth Community is a membership-based platform for the youth individuals who are enthusiastic about their issues and the organisations that work on the youth across the world, which anchors its members with the aid agencies along with the distinguished expertise of the field in the world. It provides a comprehensive outlet for the members to network with one another as an integrated leeway to take actions on the youth issues collaboratively and also a designated window of opportunities to get funds for their projects.
Sustainable Development Goals
Global Youth Community focuses on engaging the youth of the world in playing their role to achieve the sustainable development goals as set by the United Nations.
Global Youth Community has been blessed with a seed grant by HE Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel who inherits the propensity of helping solve the global community issues from his father, the late Sheikh Abdul Latif Jameel. Global Youth Community is thankful for the trust vouchsafed by H E Mohammed Jameel.
Global Youth Community has been established by Mostofa Zaman
Mostofa Zaman holds a bachelor degree with honours on development studies and international relations from London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom. Following his graduation, he has been working on the youth issues focusing their engagement in the global process.
Out of academic and personal pursuits, he had have exposure of internship with the secretariat of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Kathmandu in Nepal on how to alleviate poverty from the South Asia.
He hosted a youth dialogue in Dhaka led by one of BBC and National Geographic expedition leaders Mr Paul Rose.
Mostofa Zaman was awarded a youth fellowship by the family foundation of Mr Norman Macrae, the former deputy editor of The Economist in London and was responsible to lead a networking team with students at different universities in many countries.
He helped host a special roundtable for Mr Norman Macrae and Professor Dr Muhammad Yunus joined by several other renowned journalists and economists at a royal club in London.
Following the demise of Norman Macrae, he also helped host two remembrance parties: one in the boardroom of The Economist in London and another in the residence of Japanese Ambassador in Dhaka at which Sir Fazle Hasan Abed was the chief discussant.
Mostofa Zaman volunteered as project director of Muhammad Yunus Forum – a platform for the students to network around social business as pioneered by the 2006 Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus.
Main activities of Yunus Forum were to work with the student unions/clubs in various universities in UK including London Met, University of East London, Cambridge, London School of Economics to promote the idea of social business by hosting events, forming book clubs etc.
Mostofa Zaman got connected with Clinton Global Initiative University – CGI U since its inception. He was invited for three consecutive years from 2008 to attend the annual meetings of CGI U.
He was also selected as a Campus Rep of CGI U at London Met in UK for a full academic year. The main activities included hosting events and to liaison with other students to get involved with CGI U.
He has also been a member of Clinton's Foundation's Millennium Network attending its international inaugural meeeting which took place in London.