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“This partnership will prepare, aware, and activate the children and youth of the LDC countries to combat the future and ongoing challenges on the cyber security front,” he said.

Bikarna Kumar said that under this partnership UNDP-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award on Cyber Security Awareness would be announced to encourage and inspire the youth to combat cyber security challenges.

The ICT Division will provide US$ 5 million to implement the cyberecurity campaign for the youth and children in selected LDC countries in 5 years.

Money will be raised from the “Golden Jubilee Bangladesh Concert” that will take place on 6 May, 2022, at the Madison Square Garden in New York, where another performance made a history in 1971.

The popular German Rock band Scorpions is set to perform at the same venue, just over 50 years after George Harrison organised a two-show Concert for Bangladesh.

Chirkutt, one of Bangladesh’s most popular band is also expected to perform.

Senior officials from UNDP and ICT Division were present during the signing ceremony.

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