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Project ID: 1206783325
Entity: Bangladesh - Katalyst
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Activity: Making ICT work for the poor
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Activity description: Katalyst is a project funded by DFID, SDC and SIDA working for private sector development in Bangladesh. Facilitate establishment of sustainable / business / entrepreneurship model of telecenters, support for content development, capacity building, service innovation, awareness building etc. We are also supporting to establish commercial 'content developer' for the telecenters. Our partners includes Grameen Telecom, Grameen Phone, Alokito Gram, GHAT and Win Incorporate. Katalyst is also representing as Member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Telecenter Network (BTN), national alliance of Telecenter.
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Entity from: Asia and Pacific - Bangladesh
Geographical coverage of the activity: National
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development [ICT for sustainable development] [Partnerships]
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 4. Capacity building
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life [E-business] [SME competitiveness] [Supply chains and outsourcing] [E-health] [E-employment] [Professional training] [E-environment] [Protect environment] [E-agriculture]
Theme 9. Media
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Related MDGs:
MDG 1. Eradicate poverty and hunger
MDG 3. Promote gender equality & empower women
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Project
Time scale: Ongoing: 16-3-2000 - 15-3-2013
Partners: Grameen Phone, FAO, GKP


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