Bridging the Information divide in Bangladesh

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

Information about the project
Bridging the Information divide in Bangladesh
Bridging the Information divide in Bangladesh through implementing World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Action Plan in Bangladesh Major components: 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 (DRR) and Climate Justice through Amateur Radio Promotion 6.People's Rights in Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions and Telecommunication/ Building capacity for ICT /Community broadcast Journalist.
National implementation:
Ongoing from 01/01/2008 to 01/01/2012
Partnership with NGOs and CSOs funded by Free Voice, UNESCO, UNICEF, CIDA, Article 19, Cordaid

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * ICT in Parliaments
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* 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
      * E-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-environment
         * Ensure sustainable ICTs
      * E-agriculture
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • 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
  • Conference
  • Publication
  • Training initiative
  • Tool-kit
  • Website
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes