A three-day long 6th Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (6th bdSIG) 2022 has been started in cooperation with the Bangladesh School of Internet Governance-bdSIG from 26th May 2002 at YWCA,
Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu, Secretary General, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum-BIGF welcomed the participants and highlighted the aims and objectives of the school. He briefed about the last bdSIG sessions through a short presentation from 2017 to till date.
AHM Bazlur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Community in his Keynote discussion highlighted the Journey of the UN World Summit on Information Society-WSIS to the Internet Governance Forum-IGF.
Solidarity Speech was given by Aysha Labiba, Kids IGF, Student of Saint Francis Xavier’s Greenherald International School, Ashrafur Rahman Piaus, Bangladesh School of Internet Governance-bdSIG, Sayda Kamrun Jahan Ripa, Chairperson, Youth IGF Bangladesh, Farha Mahmud Trina, Convener, Women Internet Governance Forum from their respective forum.
Special Guest Md. Towhid Hossain, Secretary-General, Bangladesh Association of Contact Center and Outsourcing-BACCO, mentioned the internet is the lifeblood of the digital society but we need to work for meaningful internet connectivity.
Special Guest Md. Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Managing Director, Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd, we have to provide safe content and ensure the security of the internet. He also emphasized on available internet for all and free and affordable rates.
Special Guest Md. Emdadul Hoque, President, of the Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh-ISPAB described the steps of the government and he emphasized ensuring Broadband connectivity at the village level.
Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Chairperson, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum & Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was present as the Chief Guest and highlighted the internet use and digital society. E-commerce is playing an important role in our life but the internet should be affordable rate and ensure availability for all. We have to reduce the digital divide if possible free internet to reduce the digital gap. We need to develop infrastructure other devices should available for all. Ensuring digital security for all is an urgent issue. Reduce VAT and Tax for Telecom Companies for providing affordable rates for the public. Reduce the price of the smartphone, digital cells for PM offices, digital literacy for all and formation of the national cyber security committee. Treat the internet as a basic human right for the people of Bangladesh. PRESS RELEASE