Mashook Mujib Chowdhury, Bangladesh, 2019 SDG Pioneer for the empowerment of working women
Mashook Mujib Chowdhury from the Sustainability department of DBL Group, Bangladesh, was selected by the UN Global Compact as one of the 2019 SDG Pioneers for the empowerment of working women.
After being selected as the 2019 Global Compact Network Bangladesh SDG Pioneer in May 2019 by the Global Compact Network Bangladesh (GCNB), he was automatically included to compete in the 2019 SDG Pioneers Global Round hosted by the UN Global Compact.
He was chosen after a rigorous and competitive selection process to review the many applications from diverse regions of the world. In the end, a multi-stakeholder selection group including representatives from civil society, academia, Global Compact Board, the UN and previous SDG Pioneers voted for his inclusion as a 2019 SDG Pioneer.
Mashook participated in the Global Compact Leaders Week held from 23-26 September 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York. On 23rd September, Mashook and the other nine SDG Pioneers received certifications from Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director of the Global Compact at the Delegates Dining Room during the VIP Reception. They also participated in the Climate Action Reception. On 24th September, they were at Times Square where their photos were displayed in one of the digital billboards. Mashook also had his video interview taken in RRD Studios, which will be published on the Global Compact’s YouTube page. On the 25th, he participated in the WE Day UN event held in Barclays Center in Brooklyn along with two other SDG Pioneers where they motivated young children on contributing to the SDGs. Afterwards, he participated in the SDG Business Forum and later in the day, all the SDG Pioneers were recognized in the “Leadership for the SDGs: Featuring the Young” session held in the SDG Media Zone in the UN Headquarters, which was broadcasted live on the UN Web TV. Mashook had his own session during the event where he shared his experience with DBL Group’s women empowerment programs. In the evening, he also took part in the Trailblazing Women Reception event.
The video links to the different programs include the following:
- 16 September 2019: Announcement of SDG Pioneers 2019, https://bit.ly/2OkxTwb, from 6:23 to 8:45
- 25 September 2019: SDG Pioneers recognition program, https://bit.ly/336j0BO, DBL’s part is from 19:19 to 23:50
- 25 September 2019: SDG Pioneers at WE Day UN event: https://bit.ly/30KkdND
- 2019 SDG Pioneers: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers/2019
- National SDG Pioneers identified through Global Compact Local Networks: https://www.unglobalcompact.org/sdgs/sdgpioneers/2019/local-round
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