BB deputy governor SK Sur Chowdhury receives the global inclusion award. Photo: BBN

Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Bangladesh has attained Global Inclusion Award 2017 under the category of Global Money Week Award as a Global Winner.
S. K. Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB), received this prestigious accolade in a colorful and exalted ceremony held in Berlin on Wednesday.
Bangladesh has won this award by competing with 19 countries from five regions who were finalists, according to an announcement, issued the central bank of Bangladesh in Dhaka.
Award has been bestowed to Bangladesh Bank for its sustainable and innovative financial inclusion and financial education initiatives. Daffodil International University and JobsBD have also been recognized along with the BB in this award.
The Global Inclusion Awards 2017, a CYFI initiative, recognizes and honors those that achieve greatness and demonstrate innovation in financial, social and livelihoods education, financial inclusion, and entrepreneurial support for children and youth at the national, regional and international level.
Award categories include the CYFI Country Award, the Global Money Week Award, the Economic Citizenship Education Award, the Child & Youth Friendly Banking Award, the Outstanding Youth Economic Citizenship Award, and the Global Youth Entrepreneur Award.
The 6th Global Inclusion Awards Ceremony was held on 3 May 2017 in Berlin, Germany. The event was organized by Child & Youth Finance International (CYFI) and the German G20 Presidency/German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) held its 2017 Forum in Berlin on 02 and 03 May 2017.
The GPFI is an inclusive platform for G20 countries, interested non-G20 countries and relevant stakeholders to carry forward work on financial inclusion.
Under German Presidency, the GPFI has a focus on the financial inclusion of vulnerable groups, including youth, and promoting youth employment and entrepreneurship.
In the context of the German G20 Presidency, BMZ chairs the GPFI and has been a long-standing supporter of financial inclusion through its international and bilateral cooperation activities.