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 —
National Telecentre Conference 2008 has been started at Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra on November 7 with the aim to bring unprecedented changes in the present socio-economic landscape by transferring knowledge to unprivileged community and utilize modern information and communication technology (ICT) to their livelihood as well.
S M Wahid uz Zaman, Secretary, Ministry of Science and ICT expressed his gratitude to BTN for its continuous effort to spread the blessing ICT in… Continue
Added by Mahmud Hasan on November 16, 2008 at 5:32pm —
Recently interest and activities regarding e-agriculture have been enhanced in Bangladesh.Government
patronization coupled with international support from UNDP and related agencies are giving impetus to this initiative.Government has established an ICT project and is srtriving to connect all agencies for an integrated development of ICT.
A seminar was held on 28 October, 2008 at the conference room of the Hon'ble Chief Adviser on e-agriculture.In the seminar the speakers… Continue
Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on October 30, 2008 at 6:30am —
Today I attended the World Food Day Ceremony held at Dhaka.The Hon'ble Chief Adviser was the Chief Guest in the ceremony.He declared that NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL DAY would be celebrated on a particular day every year.He also announced that a PERMANENT AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM would be established in Dhaka.
The Hon'ble Adviser of Agriculture emphasised in his speech that more use of ICT would be ensured for developing agriculture in Bangladesh.
There was an fair in the World Food Day… Continue
Added by DR. SYED MD. ZAINUL ABEDIN on October 17, 2008 at 1:45am —
Dhaka, 3rd May, 2006:
I have been in touch with Nazrul Islam of Relief International-Schools Online (RI-SOL) and I heard about Jack Welch (Country Director, RI-SOL Bangladesh) who had been running this school based telecentre project (www.connect-bangladesh.org) in Bangladesh. Therefore I was very keen to meet the team and to know about their interesting work. We set up a time at the RI-SOL office in DOHS Baridhara and Jack made a presentation on the background of this project and… Continue
Added by Partha Sarker on September 6, 2008 at 2:57am —
29th April, 2006: I was travelling with our group to visit different Grameen telecentres in the district of Tangail, which is around 90 KMs from Dhaka. Our last stop was Charaljani, Modhupur Bazaar in Tangail. While we were heading towards the place, Ataur Rahman from Grameen Communications was telling us that there is a big wonder waiting for us in this centre. Whats that? Sustainability.
Now, this centre not only can recover its costs but can also give money back to Grameen Bank.… Continue
Added by Partha Sarker on September 6, 2008 at 2:25am —
Visiting YPSA telecentre in Sitakund, Chittagong: A journey by train... 28th April, 2006:
I had long time plans to visit the YPSA (Young Power in Social Action) centre in Sitakund, Chittagong, which is around 450 KMs from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. This time when I got the invitation from Arifur Rahman (Founder of YPSA) I hardly could ignore it. I know they have been doing some very interesting work with youth led telecentres and I came across some of their publications at… Continue
Added by Partha Sarker on September 6, 2008 at 2:18am —