Promoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Rights

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

Information about the project
Promoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Rights
BNNRC now strive for following core interventions to achieve WSIS action plan, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and PRSP: 1. Awareness on correlations of ICT, poverty alleviation and Institutionalization of Democracy and Right to information(RTI) 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/ Knowledge Divide and Open up airwaves for Community Radio - voices for the voice-less 4. Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication through Rural Knowledge Center(RKC) 5. Establishment Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) for Disaster Risk Reduction 6. People's Rights in Telecommunication/ Building capacity for ICT Journalist
National implementation:
Ongoing from 30/3/2005 to 30/3/2008
Cordaid-Netherlands BNNRC implementing this program through its partners organisation

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * ICT in Parliaments
      * Partnerships
* Access to information and knowledge
* Capacity building
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-business
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
      * E-learning
      * E-employment
         * Professional training
         * Role of social actors
      * E-environment
         * Protect environment
         * Ensure sustainable ICTs
      * E-agriculture
* 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
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Project
  • Programme
  • WSIS Thematic Meeting
  • Publication
  • Training initiative
  • Guidelines
  • Tool-kit
  • Website
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No