Examples of Successful
ICT Public Private Partnerships
Examples from Bangladesh
21 May 2009, 9:00 -
ITU Headquarters, Room B1
This session will be moderated by Michael
Riggs, Knowledge and Information Management
Officer, FAO and the focal point for
This session on “Examples of Successful
ICT Public Private Partnerships, global
experiences of Swisscontact” will
demonstrate how ICT can generate positive
wider changes in the lives of rural masses.
This session will be comprised of two
presentations from Katalyst, a Swisscontact
project in Bangladesh and Swisscontact head
Md. Arafat Hossain from Katalyst will
present a case, “Making
ICT work for the poor in Rural Bangladesh
through Public-Private Partnership” Katalyst
presentation will focus on the following:
How ICT facilitates easier access to
information and ITES through commercial
Community Information Centers (CICs).
The Grameen Telephone—largest mobile
telephone service provider in the
country—telecenters are catering to the
needs of rural farmers, entrepreneurs
and general populace.
How mobile based information and
advisory services through a call center
of Banglalink—the second largest mobile
telephone service provider—is generating
wider benefits for the rural farmers and
How need-based public services can be
offered through private channels.
Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development
(BARD) is developing an e-governance
model in collaboration with Katalyst,
where private sector channels would be
used for service delivery.
presentation will be made by Markus Kupper,
Head of Knowledge and Content Management,
Swisscontact. This presentation will
highlight diverse global ICT4D experience of
Swisscontact and replication plan of
successful initiatives. The presentation
will also focus on plans for launching
mobile-based remittance to fight poverty.
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