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Project ID: 1268134700
Entity: Bangladesh - Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
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Activity: Bridging the Information divide in Bangladesh
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Activity description: 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.
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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] [National e-strategies] [ICT in Parliaments] [E-participation] [Partnerships]
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 [E-government] [Knowledge management] [E-learning] [E-health] [E-environment] [Ensure sustainable ICTs] [E-agriculture]
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 9. Media
Theme 10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
Theme 12. Achieving WSIS targets (PoA, Section B)
Theme 13. Digital Solidarity Agenda (PoA, Section D)
Theme 15. Towards WSIS Phase 2 (Tunis) (PoA, Section F)
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
Activity type: Project, Programme, Conference, Publication, Training initiative, Tool-kit, Website
Time scale: Ongoing: 01/01/2008 - 01/01/2012
Partners: Partnership with NGOs and CSOs funded by Free Voice, UNESCO, UNICEF, CIDA, Article 19, Cordaid


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