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)
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 2. Information and communication infrastructure
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 5. Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
Theme 6. Enabling environment
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 14. Follow-up and evaluation (PoA, Section E)
Related MDGs: MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 4. Reduce child mortality
MDG 5. Improve maternal health
MDG 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Ongoing: 01/04/,2005 - 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.
Promoting Good Governance through Participatory Video in Isles land funded by Action aid – Bangladesh and DFID
Building Sustainable disaster management through Radio Communication funded by COAST.
Bangladesh Village Telecom Association
Telephone connection in rural areas through Bamboo .
Dwip Unnayan Sangtha(DUS):
Providing Training on ICTs to Island Women and Youth for income generation funded by Japan Embassy.