Bangladesh wins WSIS Award fourth time in a row

Short Description:

On 13 June 2017, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious IT award called the “World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prize-2017”. The prizes were handed over to the representatives for the winning project from Bangladesh. Kabir Bin Anwar, Project Director of Access to Information (a2i) Program and Director General (Admin) of Prime Minister’s Office received the award on behalf of Bangladesh. From among projects submitted in WSIS Prizes-2017 from 177 countries, a2i has been awarded for 4 remarkable innovative projects. a2i’s “Multimedia Talking Book” initiative (implemented by YPSA) has won while 3 other projects namely, “Rural Entrepreneurship Model based Telemedicine services” (implemented by Dhaka University), a2i’s “Use of Social Media in Public Service initiative”, “Nothi (e-filing system)” has come out as runners-up projects.

Event Venue:

UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters, Geneva

Event Date:

13 June, 2017

Guests:
  • Kabir Bin Anwar, Project Director of Access to Information (a2i) Program and Director General (Admin) of Prime Minister’s Office
  • Mohammad Shafiul Alam, Honorable Cabinet Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh
  • Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor of a2i Programme
  • Dr. Khondkar Siddique-e Rabbani, Honorary Professor, University of Dhaka
  • Manik Mahmud, Capacity Development Specialist of a2i Programme
  • Vashkar Bhattacharjee, YPSA’s Program Manager and a2i’s National Consultant
2017-06-13
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