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Fatema Begum Labony's Blog (14)

Award giving ceremony of National Digital Innovation Award 2011 held at Dhaka

D.Net and Ministry of Science & ICT, Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh jointly organised the Award giving ceremony of National Digital Innovation Award 2011. The Gala Event was held on July 07 at 6 pm at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre, Bijoy Shoroni, Tejgoan, Dhaka.


Honorable Finance Minister Mr. Abul Maal Abdul Muhith was present as the Chief Guest. The…


Added by Fatema Begum Labony on July 9, 2011 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Nomination submission Process for National Digital Innovation Award 2011 has begain

Nomination submission process of the “National Digital Innovation Award 2011” has been started. This is the top award in the field of ICT for Development in Bangladesh which is jointly organize by D.Net and Ministry of Science and ICT.


The contest in 2011 has been restructured in way that allows recognize the initiatives by various government agencies and private sector separately. Furthermore, content, applications and initiatives will be recognized separately for mobile…


Added by Fatema Begum Labony on February 13, 2011 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

A big leap towards a knowledge society

D.Net congratulates honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for launching Union Infomration and Service Centres (UISCs) in all 4501 union parishad complexes across the country. This is a historical milestone not only for Bangladesh, but for the whole world. D.Net takes pride to introduce the concept of public access to ICTs for rural people for improving their livelihood and empowerment.

With a dream to contribute towards building a… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on November 13, 2010 at 12:23pm — 4 Comments

Change does not just happen, we collectively make it happen

I wrote my first ever blog at and won the blog contest. This achievement gave me confidence that we are doing tremendous job here. I always feel privileged to be a member of because I am getting opportunities to share and learn from others. I was thinking to invite my fellow colleagues who are working at grass root level to share their experience like me with this global community.

Before inviting them… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on September 24, 2009 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Our little effort can make them smile!

I spent my first four days of this week at Jhenidaha region for a monitoring and evaluation visit at Usha telecentre, running with the technical support of D.Net. During my visit in community our mobile lady Nilu told me about a school which is providing education in natural environment. It was loving surprise to here that teachers of this remote area are aware about the importance of natural environment for better education. I was interested to visit the school and when reached there I found… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on September 2, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Infomediaries (Telecentre worker) should be a good communicator for the success of a Telecentre!!

Infomediaries (Telecentre worker) should be a good communicator as they are the vital part of a telecentre. Their communication skill can make a telecentre initiatives successful. Infomediary should have clear idea about an issue before providing information to the community people. They also have to understand the information need of community and serve them based on their need. Selection of a perfect communication strategy can helps… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on July 9, 2009 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Being an Evaluator (Female!!!)

I am working at D.Net as an evaluator. According to my job nature I have to visit at least 2 rural telecentre in a month. Some times I have to stay 12 to 15 days in two or three remote location of Bangladesh. All time I have to visit with some of my male colleague as I am the only female member in M&E division of D.Net. Recently we have completed data collection of an evaluation research with APC WNSP. We had to visit 30 schools for data collection. Most of them were located in remote area… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on July 1, 2009 at 5:20pm — 1 Comment

Computer Teaches Everyday English (CTEE): ICT based education content for quality education

Knowledge on computer application and excellent communication skills in English is essential for self development. In this backdrop, the children and youths in rural area of Bangladesh are in most disadvantaged stage rather than the urban one. Due to inadequate educational resources and opportunities in the rural area, they often migrate to the urban. Presence of native culture in the learning materials is also essential. Beside this education materials should be developed making sure that the… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on June 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Do not rush! Talk to the community people to find their information requirement

Last five days I was at kurigram, a remote district of Bangladesh in monitoring and evaluation visit. PASS, a local NGO established a telecentre in this area with the technical assistance of D.Net. During M&E visit usually I meet community people to know quality of service delivery and evaluate information need of the community. I also move door to door with infomediaries and mobile ladies. One of my responsibilities is to respond infomediaries inquiries related to telecentre services.… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on May 20, 2009 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Gender Development: A Bangladesh Perspective

Gender studies take us straight into peoples most private lives and this immediately brings the role of the researcher into question. Empowerment becomes the first and most essential requirement of both planning and development. The researcher must examine the specific articulation of patriarchy in private as well as public space. In old fashioned feminist terms, the personal becomes political. In gender studies seeking to lead us out of the impasse, development is defined in terms of the… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on April 27, 2009 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Field visit experience

Last one and half month we (me and my research team) visited 25 schools for data collection for our research. Most of our schools are situated in very remote area. Some times we had to change transport for 5 times. Several times we had to walk on the village road filled up with dust and under sun. Many times it happens that after reaching the target school we have to wash ourselves so that people can recognize us!

Though our journey… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on April 27, 2009 at 1:23pm — 2 Comments

Launching ceremony of Protifolon, a new policy brief series of D.Net

D.Net and IDS (Institute of Development Studies), University of Sussex, UK jointly organised a launching ceremony of Protifolon a new policy brief series on last April 22, 2009. This policy brief will highlight cutting edge thinking on the emerging issues affecting Bangladesh.

The first edition examines the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in the context of trade, exports migration and remittances. It summarises recommendations for policy makers.

After the well coming speech… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on April 25, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

D.Net and DHAW jointly inaugurated Pallitathya Kendra at Tangail

“For the formation of Digital Bangladesh policy makers and grass root level activist have to work together” said local MP Shawkat Momen Shajahan. Last March 28, 2009 he was giving his speech as the chief guest on the inaugural ceremony of Pallitathya Kendra at Tangaile while eminent writer Selina Hosain was present as special guest. D.Net (Development Research Network) and DHAW (Development for Human Assistance Work) jointly…

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on March 30, 2009 at 12:46am — No Comments

National Workshop Achieving MDG Goals: Development and Promotion of Handbook on 'Technology for Women'

D.Net organised a National Workshop on Achieving MDG Goals: Development and Promotion of Handbook on 'Technology for Women' on 5 March 2009, from 9.30am at Meeting Room 1, IDB Bhaban. Architect Yeafesh Osman, Honourable State Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT attended on the occasion as the chief guest. H.E. Mr Robert McDougall, High Commissioner of Canada to Bangladesh attended as the special guest. In the Inaugural session… Continue

Added by Fatema Begum Labony on March 15, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

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