This policy brief, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) outlines how and why information and communication technology (ICT) projects do, or do not, work for development.
Rapid growth of ICTs in rural Africa and emerging economies such as Brazil and China is closing the gap in ICTs between North and South. Governments pushing ICT infrastructure projects such as mobile mast networks have successfully reduced access costs for many in the developing… Continue
Added by Francis Mwathi on June 25, 2009 at 9:30pm —
The business is changing with time ,technology and globalization. The business concepts now changes into social business concepts. Social business is now a new source of earning opportunity for less income people. Social Business is now expanding very faster in developing countries. But the speed in Bangladesh is very slower and the standard is below the level. If we can prepare our business society and next generation for social business can create a great economical change in the countries… Continue
Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 13, 2009 at 7:19pm —
After finishing my research work in 2007 I have started to implement my projects for the development of people to prepare them for the competitive jobs market of globalize world.
In the meantime, I have received “Tech museum awards” nomination 2008 competing with more than 700 researchers in education category around the world. In the final round of that competition 329 researchers including my project & research from 58 countries were selected as the nominee for their innovation and… Continue
Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 11, 2009 at 2:30am —
জৈষ্ঠ্যের তাপদাহ। ঝিনাইদহের কালীগঞ্জে হাঙ্গার ফ্রি ওয়ার্ল্ডের পল্লীতথ্য কেন্দ্র। কম্পিউটার ল্যাবে প্রশিক্ষণ নিচ্ছে আট-দশজন যুবক। প্রায় সকলের গায়ে হালকা টি-শার্ট। একটা ছেলে প্রচণ্ড গরমেও কাঁধে তোয়ালে জড়িয়ে কম্পিউটারে কাজ করছে। উৎসুক হয়ে কম্পিউটার ল্যাবে ঢুকলাম। কেন্দ্রের ব্যবস'াপক শাহজান আলী বিপাশ আমার পিছু পিছু ঢুকলেন। বললেন ‘ভাই, ওর নাম মামুন। ও একজন প্রতিবন্ধী।’ ভাবলাম, যেহেতু কম্পিউটার প্রশিক্ষণ নিচ্ছে অন্য যে কোন প্রতিবন্ধীতা থাকতে পারে কিন' হাত… Continue
Added by Mosharrof Hossain on June 9, 2009 at 9:20pm —
Ten years ago in 1997, the exact problem that was addressed by me was related with the teaching procedures of communicative English in Bangladeshi schools & colleges. From 1997 the communicative English was introduced as a compulsory academic course from 8 to 20 years aged students in school and college levels in Bangladesh with the support of international funding organization. At the starting of this new approach of teaching English was very unfamiliar among the teachers of schools &… Continue
Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on June 7, 2009 at 4:53pm —
We, Circle research Center, arranged a survey to get the data about the consciousness of ICT among people in urban areas under Habiganj district. In that survey the data analysis was as below.
More than 1200 respondents took part in our one month survey. Most of them are academically literate who took part in our survey.
The respondent’s age group was ranging from 14 to 45. Among them 45.23% was students, 12% was school & college teachers, 23.5% was women who were housewives,… Continue
Added by Md. Saifur rahman Khan on May 28, 2009 at 11:30am —
The notion ‘Digital Divide’ is a very common term in today’s world. The increasing dependency on information and communication technology (ICT) in the developed world and strive for general education in the developing countries is creating the gap. As we all know, in today’s world, ICT has a greater impact on social and economical development. So if the benefits of ICT are not provided and arranged properly to all the people, the difference will increase, consequently widening the ‘Digital… Continue
Added by Mushfiq Wahed on May 23, 2009 at 2:30am —
BTN Resource Centre, Khulna launched at Hotel Royal International, Khulna on April 4, 2009. City Mayor Talukdar Abdul Khaleque was the Chief Guest and Dr. Mohammad Nowsher Ali, VC, KUET was the Special Guest of the event. Mr. Shahid Uddin Akbar, Joint Secretary General, BTN Chair the event.
Mr. Reza Salim, Project Director, Amader Gram - ICT4D Project and Mr. Nazmul Azam David, Managing Director, Sunderban IT Access Centre jointly this two organization hosts the BTN Resource Centre,… Continue
Added by Mahmud Hasan on May 10, 2009 at 5:00pm —
Speakers at a workshop stressed the need for establishing Pallitathya Kendra in the rural areas, especially those places where people are deprived of information services needed to maintain a minimum standard of life. The present government deserves appreciation for setting the goal of a 'Digital Bangladesh' by 2021. But a time-bound objective speaks of the urgency of achieving it within the time frame. Pallitathya Programme, a D.Net (Development Research Network) initiative can play a… Continue
Added by Mosharrof Hossain on April 19, 2009 at 9:29pm —
A knowledge sharing workshop was held on April 06, 2009 at D.Net office under Pallitathya Bikash programme. Officers from DAE (Department of Agriculture Extension) and BARI (Bangladesh Agriculture Research Institute) and D.Net’s Pallitathya team attended in the workshop. The main purpose of the workshop was to share D.Net’s innovations and experiences on ICT for development especially on agriculture issues; how rural people are accessing agriculture… Continue
Added by Mosharrof Hossain on April 7, 2009 at 11:27pm —
Greetings from team iBdNext! We are pleased to inform you that Info (Bd) Next Inc (iBdNext) recently singed a MOU with the first and ever automotive TV show of Channel-I 'iSpeed' as strategy media consultant partner. On behalf of i speed ,Director Mr.Mohiuddin Shoeb and from IBDNEXT, Founder Mr.Ganiul Zadid signed the MOU officially. According to the contract from now on IBDNEXT will look after all technology and internet related matters of I Speed (http://www.ispeedbd.com). On the other hand I… Continue
Added by A.K.M Ganiul Zadid (জাদীদ) on April 5, 2009 at 12:46am —
Gas exploration in Bangladesh can harm the marine environment
THE first important feature of interaction between gaseous traces and marine organisms is the quick fish response to a toxic gas as compared with fish response to other dissolved or suspended toxicants. Gas rapidly penetrates into the organism especially through the gills and disturbs the main functional systems (respiration, nervous system, blood formation, enzyme activity and… Continue
Added by Zahanzeb Altamas Pasha on April 2, 2009 at 5:47pm —
UIC (Union Information Centre) entrepreneurs training was held on February 22-26, 2009 for the 1st batch at the BCC/NILG organized by the LGD (Local Gov. Division) of Bangladesh. In this training 20 young entrepreneurs including 8 women were participated from 10… Continue
Added by Belayet Hossain on March 31, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Practical Answers – a Practical Action project on knowledge management has been working in the area of pro poor knowledge management over last 10 years. This was build on a systematic process of action research, implementation of technical enquiry service, continuous analysis of demand, manage the local knowledge center, develop grass root knowledge actors. The main argument of knowledge management is the all initiative & concept of… Continue
Added by A W M Anisuzzaman on March 25, 2009 at 4:28pm —
People attended the training are now more confident to make knowledge objects using multi media than ever before. They all have now a very specific plan to prepare knowledge object by their own. Countdown has been started among Practical Answers Project members’ to have number of knowledge objects soon.
Bangladesh has organized the Training on Multimedia Knowledge Object Development. Mr. Zbigniew… Continue
Added by A W M Anisuzzaman on March 23, 2009 at 11:30am —
Recently Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) has published a new knowledge product in Bangla with support of telecentre.org. The publication is a package of small booklet and a CD, where the booklet contains writing about Telecentre Movement in Bangladesh (Mission 2011), some telecentre success stories and a brief description of telecentre. From this booklet reader will get a complete view of telecentre and its benefits. The CD with the package contains a short film about telecentre… Continue
Added by Belayet Hossain on March 8, 2009 at 2:30pm —
To mitigate the knowledge gap of underprivileged school teachers about the computer and other modern technologies D.Net (Development Research Network) organized an training program for 15 school teachers under the Computer Literacy Programme (CLP). 11 days long training program started on 8th February and end on 19th February, 2009. D.Net distribute a training certificate to each of the teachers for successfully completion of the training. Each teachers will operate a Computer Learning Centre… Continue
Added by Belayet Hossain on February 23, 2009 at 2:07pm —
Knowledge centre CCD has been honored with Global Media AIDS Initiative (GMAI) Award for its significant contribution in creating mass awareness on HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh through radio programs.
Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) gave this important award to CCD under ABU-MAE Project. With the support of US based international development organization Henri J. Kasser Foundation, Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) provides Global Media AIDS Initiative Award. This award… Continue
Added by Belayet Hossain on February 23, 2009 at 1:30pm —
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the election manifesto for the
9th National Parliamentary Election 2008 of Major Political Parties in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Awami League
·Stop corruption through computerization
·Preserving government records and documents in computer
·Promoting software and IT service industry through providing
support to the young entrepreneurs
·Building digital Bangladesh by 2021
·Making IT education… Continue
Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on December 21, 2008 at 8:44pm —
Community Radio is going to make an important place in development field in Bangladesh. Under this circumstance, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) has taken initiative of publishing a Community Radio Handbook for Good Governance and Development to meet the basic needs and demands of the community radio initiators, regulators, managers, community leaders and community broadcasters in respect to setting up and operating the community radio stations successfully in… Continue
Added by AHM Bazlur Rahman on December 1, 2008 at 10:30pm —