1st Mentoring Session of Bangladesh Stockholm Junior Water Prize Held on 17 January ,2020

Friday, January 17, 2020


The first mentoring session for SJWPBD 2020 was held on the 17th January, Friday, at Sherajul Islam Lecture Theater Hall, University of Dhaka. The goal of organizing the session was to inform the participants about SJWPBD and SJWP in details. The 4 honorable speakers and mentors were Dr. Tanvir Ahmed, Professor of Department of Civil Engineering, BUET ; Dr. Md. Mohidus Samad Khan, Associate Professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, BUET; Mahmudul Hasan, Research Associate at DC Water ; Nowrin Mow, Program Officer at WaterAid Bangladesh.

SJWPBD 2020 1st Mentoring Session

1st Mentoring Session at Sherajul Islam Lecture Theater Hall


Participants during the mentoring session

All the participants from 19 different institutes


95 participants

95 participants at 1st mentoring session


4 Mentors

Respected Mentors


Volunteers with SJWPBD Alumni member 

Volunteers with 3 SJWPBD Alumnae


Before the mentoring session, the members of House of Volunteers campaigned in various schools of Dhaka and outside of Dhaka to engage the school authorities to encourage the students to participate in SJWPBD 2020. They also gave presentations about SJWPBD at those schools and colleges. From some of the schools and colleges, Campus Ambassadors helped the volunteers to connect with the school authority and students.

On the day of the first mentoring session, 95 students from several institutes were present. Members of House Of Volunteers, Nahiyan Siyam and Muhammad Mahbub shared the process of SJWPBD. The 4 honorable speakers spoke about SJWPBD, SJWP and the relevant issues associated with these competitions. They explained to the participants how they can utilize their ideas and how should they work on their ideas. Certificates were provided to the participants for attending the session. Two more mentoring sessions will be held soon for making the participants more well informed and prepared for SJWPBD.

This year the number of participants was much higher than in the previous years. Hopefully this year we will be able to see some more interesting performance from the participants.

4 Mentors| 95 Participants 3 SJWPBD Alumnae | 13 Volunteers