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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Bangladesh' (79)

e-Krishok Scaling up and Replication Launching Ceremony

On the 29th of October, 2009 Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in collaboration with Katalyst and Grameen Phone Ltd at an event in the village of Protapur in Sreepur, Gazipur formally launched the scaling up and replication of the e-Krishok campaign.

At the same time, the event was used to rebrand Grameen Phone’s Community Information Center (GPCIC) in order to revamp its image and also to differentiate the CICs from Grameen Phone… Continue

Added by sharif islam on November 2, 2009 at 1:16pm — No Comments

e-Krishok Campaign: A campaign to enhance the livelihoods of rural Bangladeshi farmers through the use of ICT

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in October 2008 launched a campaign to harness the benefits of ICT for rural farmers in Bangladesh. The e-Krishok campaign provides farmers with information and advisory services, so that the farmers can increase their income, generate new sources of income. Through e-Krishok, farmers can get information and advice not just on agricultural issues, but also on animal husbandry, fisheries, rural cottage industry and handicrafts.

A… Continue

Added by sharif islam on October 13, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

"Wikimedia Bangladesh" - Bangladeshi contributors of Wikipedia started an independent organization.

Bengali Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopedia in Bengali. Already, there are more than 20,000 articles in this volunteer-crafted free encyclopedia. To promote Wikipedia and other open-content projects in Bangladesh, local Wikipedians have started an independent and non-profit organization, named “Wikimedia Bangladesh”. This organization will act as the local chapter… Continue

Added by Belayet Hossain on September 13, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

BIID-ULAB Sign MOU on ICT for Development

The University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) and the Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on creating and promoting knowledge on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Development on August 24, 2009 at ULAB campus. Both organizations believe that ICT is an effective tool in spurring development in Bangladesh given its interactivity, growing accessibility and ability to share information… Continue

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on September 1, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Improving livelihoods with ICTs

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 — No Comments

Telecentre based ICT supported Social Business and employment opportunity

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 — No Comments

Positive news is never published in newspaper...........

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 — No Comments

ডিজিটাল বাংলাদেশ ও প্রতিবন্ধী মামুনের স্বপ্ন

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 — 1 Comment

An existed problem related to Communicative english & ICT teaching in school & college

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 — No Comments

A survey report analysis----- Digital divide among educated people...

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 — No Comments

Digital Divide - Bangladesh's Gordian knot

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 — 5 Comments

BTN Resource Centre, Khulna, Bangladesh Launched

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 — No Comments

Road to Digital Bangladesh: Fifteen Organigations vow to start Pallitathya Kendra.

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 — 1 Comment

A knowledge sharing workshop between D.Net and DAE Officers

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 — 1 Comment

Team iBdNext recently singed a MOU with the first and ever automotive TV show of Channel-I 'iSpeed'

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 ( On the other hand I… Continue

Added by A.K.M Ganiul Zadid on April 5, 2009 at 12:46am — No Comments

Gas exploration in Bangladesh

Gas exploration in Bangladesh can harm the marine environment

Altamas Pasha*

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 — No Comments

Union Information Centre (UIC) Entrepreneurs Training Held at Bangladesh

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 — No Comments

Practical Answers: A telecentre based marginalized knowledge management & technical enquiry service

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 — No Comments

Multimedia Knowledge Object Development Training accomplished

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.

Practical Action 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 — 2 Comments

BTN published a new knowledge product

Recently Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) has published a new knowledge product in Bangla with support of 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 — 1 Comment

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