ICT as basic human Rights

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

Information about the project
ICT as basic human Rights
BNNRC now strives for the following core interventions to achieve Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS), World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Plan , Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions in Bangladesh 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 Rural Knowledge Volunteers 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 through Amateur Radio Promotion 6.People's Rights in Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Telecommunication/ Building capacity for ICT /rural broadcast Journalist.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 30 March, 2005 to 30 March, 2010
Partnership with NGOs

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT in Parliaments
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-employment
         * Role of social actors
      * E-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
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes