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
BNNRC is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information, Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population. BNNRC registered with Ministry of Law, Parliamentary and Justice Affairs as a trust and NGO Affairs Bureau, Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Bangladesh according to the foreign donation(Voluntary Activities) regulation ordinance 1978 as an organization on Information,Communication and Technology for Development (ICT4D) and established in 2000 as per Article 19 charter of UN bill of rights. BNNRC now strive for following core interventions to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)and WSIS action plan: 1. Awareness on correlations of ICT, poverty alleviation and Institutionalization of Democracy 2. Establishment of ICT Resource Center and Promotion of Radio Listeners Club as primary ICT catalyst in remote rural areas 3. Advocacy and Campaign for Bridge the Digital Divide/Information Divide 4. Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication 5. Establishment Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES)
National implementation:
Ongoing from 01/04/,2005 to 01/03/ 2007
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. 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: Dwip Unnayan Sangtha(DUS): Providing Training on ICTs to Island Women and Youth for income generation funded by Japan Embassy. E-Mail:

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
* Information and communication infrastructure
* 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
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No