Promoting Appropriating Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value

Details of the organization
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
Civil society entities

Information about the project
Promoting Appropriating Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value
To create mass awareness on ICT use and its correlation to poverty alleviation and institutionalization of democracy. To create a ICT resource base and young student catalyst especially in coastal area who will consider ICT as a basic human right not as mere privilege. To promote critical civil society in providing alternative policy options in view of ICT not as mere privilege but also as human rights and the ICT should be utilized for public good not only for mere profit. To provide support, training and technical assistance for piloting or action research on promotion of Amateur radio, Community radio, Citizen band radio, Low cost appropriate technology in power generation, Radio communication among the fishermen and launch in riverine communication, and Internet and computer practice among the disadvantage community and in outreach areas. To establish and maintenance of disaster radio network for coastal area and a rapid disaster communication deployment force.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 01/04/2005 to 30/3/2007
Dwip Unnayan Sangtha(DUS): Providing Training on ICTs to Island Women and Youth for income generation funded by Japan Embassy. E-Mail: Young Power in Social Action (YPSA). Youth lead poverty reduction through Digital opportunities project funded by UNESCO Earth Quake management in Chittagong Municipal Corporation through Citizen Band Radio. Funded by ActionAid E-Mail: Speed Trust Promoting Good Governance through Participatory Video in Isles land funded by Action aid – Bangladesh and DFID E-Mail: COAST Trust Building Sustainable disaster management through Radio Communication funded by COAST. E-mail: Bangladesh Village Telecom Association Telephone connection in rural areas through Bamboo . E-Mail:

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Publication
  • Training initiative
  • Guidelines
  • Tool-kit
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No