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Shahid Uddin Akbar's Blog (18)

Call for Papers

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) invite contributions for the 4th issue of their joint publication titled 'ICT for Development Working Paper Series' for 2013.Focus for our next issue will be e-Agriculture. For details download the file from this link:…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on May 28, 2013 at 1:25am — No Comments

Category: Telecentre Innovation: The e-Clinic services : Bringing health to the Doorsteps



A nation’s economic and social development depends on the state of health of its citizens. Although health is recognized constitutionally as a basic human sight, it is often not possible for a development country like Bangladesh to provide health facilities for its citizens due to various constraints. It…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 28, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Category : Telecentre Initiative: e-Krishok: Reaping the Benefits of ICT



The e-Krishok initiative has been developed with the aim of bridging the digital divide/disparity, where the farmers remain as the demographic group who are pretty much unscathed or unaffected by the technological revolution in our country. With this aim set in position, BIID geared up to bring the benefits of ICT…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 28, 2013 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Category - Telecenters Network:Batighar : Guiding People to Development

The Bangladesh Institute of ICT In Development (BIID) has long experience of working with telecentres with different networks across Bangladesh and operates in a very dynamic and rapidly evolving market. In its guest for facilitating provision of convenient, reliable and affordable access to ICT and its application to people at the bottom of the pyramid, it developed the ‘ Batighar’-a network of telecentres for information and outreach.

Batighar, the name derived from the English word…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 28, 2013 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Category: Telecentre Manager: Mr. Md. Taslim Biswas: The Community Growth Manager

Man, machine and management – these 3Ms are the major components for the success of any enterprise. When three of these function properly, an organization can achieve its desired goal. However, it is the human factor which is the soul that brings life to the organization. And this is where our Md.…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Category Telecentre: The Baira Batighar- The Lighthouse of Information

As the saying goes “knowledge is power”. This power can be gained through access to convenient, reliable and affordable information. But then again, Bangladesh being a third world country, there is great inequality of knowledge or, more exactly, information, as much as there great inequality of wealth. Thus, with the aim of facilitating the provision of ICT enabled knowledge platform which is applicable for the people at the bottom of the pyramid, the ‘Batighar’ was established at the Baira…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Vote for e-Krishok and e-Clinic

Dear All,

Please vote for e-Krishok (Category 13, e-Agriculture) for WSIS Project Prizes 2013 at http://groups.itu.int/stocktaking/WSISProjectPrizes2013/WSISProjectPrizes2013VoteforEntry.aspx

Thanks,
Shahid

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on February 22, 2013 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Batighar Information service scaled up in hill districts in Bangladesh

On 15th December 2012, Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) launched e-Krishok and e-Clinic services under Batighar Information centre network in Khagrachari jointly with VSO International. Khagrachari is a remote hill district, 250 km far from Dhaka.

Through this initiative BIID desires to bring the benefits of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to the remote communities in hill district for the 1st time. The e-Krishok service will ensure access to…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on December 21, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments

Intel and BIID partner to introduce Intel Easy Steps program in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) arranged a two-day training of trainers (ToT) for Master Trainers conducted by Intel, on 28th and 29th July, 2012 who would be responsible for training trainers who in turn would essentially carry out training sessions all over the country. The training session…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on August 6, 2012 at 12:07pm — No Comments

Online platform on agricultural extension launched

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University jointly launched the www.extension.org.bd portal on 28th July, 2012 at Sher-E-Bangla Agricultural University to establish an ICT based platform portal for different…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on August 6, 2012 at 11:58am — No Comments

Intel Easy Steps Program for Adult Learners in Bangladesh

In June 2012, Intel Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) for deployment of the Intel® Easy Steps Program.

The Intel® Easy Steps program offers adult learners the opportunity for enhanced social and economic self sufficiency through digital literacy. The Intel Easy Steps materials use adult learning techniques to teach practical and applicable skills to people with minimum computer knowledge.

The Intel® Easy…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on July 12, 2012 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments

CALL FOR PAPERS

CALL FOR PAPERS

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) and the University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) would like to inform you about the 2nd issue of their joint publication titled “ICT for Development Working Paper Series” for 2012 and requests your valuable contribution to facilitate a cross cultural exchange of information among academicians, practitioners and researchers working in this field. Kindly take note of the following dates:

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on April 2, 2012 at 12:04pm — No Comments

ULAB, BIID hosts WPS Journal Launching on ICT4D

ULAB MSJ and Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) jointly hosted the launching of the first issue of the ICT for Development Working Paper Series on December 15, 2011. The Working Paper Series aims to articulate, capture and document success stories, best practices, lessons learnt and shortcomings of ICT4D projects or researches in developing countries.

For its first issue, the journal contains six articles illustrating the potential of Information and Communication…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on December 24, 2011 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Knowledge sharing session on Telecentre/ICT4D



Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) has organized a Knowledge sharing session on Telecentre/ICT4D practices in Bangladesh on 15th January 2011 at BRAC Center Inn, Mohakhali, Dhaka.

Leading organizations who are working on ICT4D like Grameen Phone, D.net, Grameen Communication, BTN,…

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Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on January 19, 2011 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

e-Krishok in WSIS Stocktaking

Dear All,

I hope all are doing well.

Just to draw your attention to the article in ITU news.

http://www.itu.int/net/itunews/issues/2010/06/17.aspx

Thank you,

With bets regards,
Shahid

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on August 12, 2010 at 4:42pm — No Comments

BIID launched new ICT enabled platform for MSMEs

Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) recently launched an online market place for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to offer market linkage facility and provide information and advisory services. MSMEs will get access to this service by using telecentres established all over over the country, specially in the rural Bangladesh.

The portal will facilitate rural businesses e.g. artisans, traditional craftsmen etc. and also… Continue

Added by Shahid Uddin Akbar on September 4, 2009 at 8:18am — 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

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