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Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)
Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussion about the internet in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF).
It provides a domestic independent forum in the Bangladesh to engage civil society, organization, government, corporate sector, technical, media and academia for fostering partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that would reveal the best practices and inform at policy level both at Local, National, Regional and Global level.
It is our pleasure to invite you to the Bangladesh Consultation at the eve of the 7th Annual Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF), UN WSIS+10 [United Nations World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2012] and UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development
Tuesday 8 May, 2012 at 10:45 AM Meeting Room
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)
IEB Bhaban, Ramna, Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum(BIGF) is organising Bangladesh Consultation in collaboration with Monthly Computer Jagat and Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication [NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council]
Every day Internet is penetrating our life, bringing some more new ideas and making our lives easier and more comfortable. There are a lot of topics and ideas that the Internet brings to the agenda nationally and all those new trends should be duly discussed and agreed before widely stepping in and impacting the future. In this regard, we cordially invite all the participants to discuss with us the national implications of the ICT in Bangladesh and the trends of its future development.
Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Hon’ble MP & Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication has kindly consented to be present as Chief Guest. Major General Zia Ahmed, psc (Retd.)Chairman, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has kindly consented to be present as Special Guest in the consultation. Dr. Akram H. Chowdhury, Hon’ble MP and Chairperson, Centre for e-Parliament Research will moderate the Consultation.
Dr. Md. Mahfuz Ashraf, Department of Management Information Systems, University of Dhaka, Mr. Tarique M Barkatullah of Bangladesh Computer Council, Lieutenant Colonel Rakibul Hassan of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC), and Mr. Reza Salim, Director, Amader Gram- ICT for Development Project will present papers based on Bangladesh context on Internet Governance, WSIS+10 & Action Plan of Broadband Commission.
The overall theme of the Bangladesh Consultation will be Internet Governance for Sustainable Human, Economic and Social Development, Overall Review of the Implementation of the WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10) and Broadband Targets for 2015 . Bangladesh outcomes of Bangladesh Consultation will be shared to 7th Meeting of the UN Internet Governance Forum 6 to 9 November 2012, Baku, Azerbaijan, UN WSIS Forum 14 to 18 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland, UN Broadband Commission for Digital Development related next meeting and UN Commission for Science and Technology for Development (UN CSTD) 21 May 2012 - 25 May 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland.
We are eagerly looking forward to your active participation and valued contribution towards Bangladesh Consultation. We look forward to welcoming you at the Bangladesh Consultation Process.
AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR
Chief Executive Officer
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
[NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council]
Head, Community Radio Academy
House: 13/1, Road: 2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207 Bangladesh
Phone: +88-02-9130750 , +88-02-9138501 , Cell: +88 01711881647