"I believe the more Bangladeshis become aware about their rights regarding social and political issues, the more they can start claiming it. ICT can be an enabler in creating awareness regarding social rights, human rights and consumer rights for…"
I agree to a great extent to Atmaram's point of view. Telecenters are supposed to run with a profit motive but with a social entrepreneurial drive and business model. Whereas, a cyber cafe need not keep the social development…"
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Academic/research, International development agency, Nonprofit organization, Program/Project/Initiative, Telecentre
About Me (biography or organization description)
I am a development consultant, focusing on ICT4D (Information & Communication Technology for Development) and M4D (Mobile for Development) to provide access to information and markets for rural farmers and entrepreneurs of Bangladesh. Working with private sector partners such as Grameen Phone, Cellbazaar, Banglalink, Bangladesh Academy of Rural Development etc. to formulate strategies of private sector led, ICT enabled strategies to improve the livelihood of SMEs in Bangladesh.
I am penta-lingual (English, French, Hindi, Bangla, spoken Mandarin), part time French langauge teacher at Alliance Française de Dacca, IFC-SEDF (World Bank Group).
I am also a business blogger, founder of Bangladesh Corporate Blog (www.bangladeshcorporate.com), first and fastest growing business blog of Bangladesh.
Areas of Interest/Expertise and Types of Services Provided
Shehzaad Shams’s Specialties:
ICT4D, M4D, private sector development, service market development, market development approach, BDS approach, working with telecom partners for development initiatives, benefits of being a multi-lingual development professional, business blogging etc.