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Internet Leadership Workshop held at Dhaka
30 Aug 2015

With a vision to increase enrolment in internet as well as to promote Internet based commodities and services, Bangladesh Internet Week 2015 will be kicked off on September 5 across the country and will continue to September 11. Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), Information and Communication Technology Division and Grameenphone jointly organised the six day internet literacy carnival. Along with three major expos taking place in Dhaka, Rajshahi and Sylhet, this unprecedented internet festival will also be held in 487 upazilas throughout Bangladesh. The country’s foremost e-commerce companies, mobile apps development companies, web portals, device manufacturers as well as all internet products and services companies will be taking part. There will be numerous events throughout Bangladesh Internet Week.  To achieve the goal of the mega technology event, a pre-event programme titled ‘Internet Leadership Workshop’ to skill up the ICT focal person of Upazila, was held at Institute of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IDEB) auditorium at Kakrail in the capital on Sunday.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as a Chief Guest at the workshop with future digital leaders of the country who came from mass line. Harunur Rashid, Additional Secretary of ICT Division, Russell T. Ahmed, BASIS Senior Vice President and Convener of Bangladesh Internet Week, Nehal Ahmed, Director (Marketing), Grameenphone and Ashraf Abir, Director of BASIS talked on stage about Bangladesh Internet Week. Bikarna Kumar Ghosh, Deputy Secretary of the ICT Division,  Uttam Kumar Paul, Secretary General of BASIS, Sami Ahmed, Executive Director of BASIS, Ishtiaque Hossain Chowdhury, Director of Grameenphone (Stakeholder Relations), General Manager, Azizul Abedin, Deputy Director (Marketing), Tahmid Azizul Haque, Tobarak Hossain Md. Farazie, Marketing Commercial Tonmoy Bashar and Mahbubul Alam were also present at the event.

ICT Additional Secretary Hanunur Rashid said, there have been given directives to take necessary steps to organised Digital Mela and Internet Week at Division, District and Upazila level. The focal point workshop will contribute for the event influentially.

Grameenphone Marketing Director Nehal Ahmed said, “Grameenphone has been working to build awareness on internet among the people to achieve its Internet for All, ambition.  We believe that the participants of this workshop play an important role in building awareness.”

The vision of Bangladesh Internet Week, confirmation of participants and visitors, promotion strategy, arranging workshop/seminar/meeting, event documentation, reporting as well as detail on Bangladesh Internet Week got space in the daylong sessions.

The organizers shared that there will be awarded national certification to the 10 upazilas as ‘Best Digital Mela and Internet Week Organizers’ and ‘Best Internet Leader’ at individual level. The Best Internet Leader will be elected from the participant in the daylong workshop.

The detail about the internet carnival is available on Bangladesh Internet Week’s official website ( and facebook page (

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