Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) organized the “Kickoff Workshop” on “Promoting Democratic Participation in the Digital Economy (PDPDE) Project funded by Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) virtually on October 14, 2020 from 11.00 a.m to 1.30 p.m. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Selima Ahmad MP- President-BWCCI. Mr. M A Mannan MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Planning, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh was the Chief Guest who joined over phone from the hospital despite his physical sickness and provided his valuable speech to the audiences. Among other distinguished participants, the program was successfully held with the virtual presence of Dr. Khandokar Azizul Islam, Additional Secretary, ICT Division, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ms. Lila Rashid, Executive Director, Bangladesh Bank, Mr. Kamal Quadir, CEO, Bkash, Dr. Nazneen Ahmed, Sr. Research Fellow, BIDS, Representatives from Eastern Bank Limited, First Security Islami Bank Limited, Trust Bank Limited, Ms. Ferdousi Sultana Begum, Consultant, PDPDE Project, Board of Directors and members of BWCCI. Total 42 participants were present virtually including the project team.