e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010

Ministry of  Science and ICT, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and D.Net (Development Research Network) organised a launching ceremony of e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010 on Thursday 21 January, 2010 at 11 am at Bangladesh Computer Council, Agargaon, Dhaka.

Architect Yeafesh Osman, Honorable State Minister, Ministry of Science and ICT, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh launched the ceremony.

Yeafesh Osman is unveiling the logo of e-Content Award

The Daily Star and Prothom Alo is the organising partner of the programme. Channel i and Radio abc is the media partner. Knowledge partner is Digital Empowerment Foundation, India and Global Partner is World Summit Award, Austria. Online partner Computer Jagat and Internet  Radio partner is lemon24.com. Sponsor is bdjobs.com.

There were two sessions in the programme. The first session was Seminar on ”e-Content for Development: Bangladesh Perspective” and second session was the Launching of the ”e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010”.

At the first session Dr Ananya Raihan, Executive Director, D.Net delivered the welcome speech and discussed about the event.

Mr Munir Hasan, Consultant, Access to Information Programme, Ministry of Science and ICT presented his key note presentation on ICT for Development and e-Content Massage. He explained many success stories of ICT of rural and Urban areas. To create a hunger and poverty free country we need modern technology instead of traditional system. Now people have connectivity with various areas at a time. It creates opportunities to people to do work in short time.

Mr Reza Salim, Director, Amader Gram expressed importance to identify about the content of ICT. He said that ring tone or entertainment content of mobile should be educational and awareness building text, that will be more effective.

Yeafesh Osman is unveiling the logo of e-Content Award

Suparna Roy, Coordinator (livelihood Content), A2I programme at Prime Minister’s Office explained about their content development with mother language related experience. She wanted help from all.

Mr Enamul Kabir, Secretary, Bangladesh Computer Council welcome the Bangla content but he noted that it faces many problems in different media. He gave importance to solve the problem for easy communication.

At the second session Dr Ananya Raihan explained the continuous steps of the contest and the way of participating in the contest.

Architect Yeafesh Osman said that Technology should be for the people of the country and should be useful in own language. After participation in this contest Bangladesh can attend the World Summit Award and will be proud contestant and will receive the Award. Bangladeshis will be successful in the world. He expected the success of the event.

Architect Yeafesh Osman launch the e-Content and ICT for Development Award 2010 and unveiled the logo of the Award and the crest.

Mr Mahfuzur Rahman, Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council delivered the concluding remarks.

Ms Farha Sharmin expressed the vote of thanks to all.

For detail please visit http://naward.dnet.org.bd.

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