Empowering Young Minds for Combating Fake news and Increasing Religious Harmony in Dhaka


To enhance the capacity of university students in Social Media & Diversity Literacy to increase religious and social harmony in Bangladesh has been conducted by Initiatives For Bangladesh with the collaboration of the EMK Center, Dhaka, funded by KAICIID (The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue).

The training aims to build a safe and violence-free social media/ cyberspace by combating fake news and Misinformation, enhancing the young generation’s knowledge of diversity, tolerance, and acceptance, and inspiring them to work on peacebuilding and conflict management. 20 young minds joined this day-long training program where they learned about Digital Citizenship, Digital Footprint, Social Media, & Diversity Literacy. After the training, they have committed to their society and made an individual action plan to increase tolerance and a peaceful society.

The training program terminated with a momentous speech from our Guest Speaker, Tosnimun Nahar, Project Officer, Partnerships for a Tolerant, Inclusive Bangladesh (PTIB) Project, United Nations Development Programme.

“We need to organize more programs to educate the youth on Social Media & Diversity literacy. She added to be more aware during the use of Social Media and not spread Fake News; this training program enhances the capacity of the young students to contribute to peacebuilding; thanks to Initiatives For Bangladesh for organizing such a training program in collaboration with EMK Center, Dhaka. Tosnimun Nahar

The training program was conducted by KAICIID Fellow Farah Naj Jahan and Co-Facilitated by Ananda Kumar Biswas, Alumni, Goldin Institute.

These valuable insights helped the participants to be more sensible on social media. After Completing the training, all participants got the certificates.