Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Commcation

Information about Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Commcation

Published on September 14, 2008

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Slide 1: Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) is a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for remote & marginalized population Established in 2000 as per Article 19 of UN declaration of human rights Registered as a NGO with: NGO Affaires Bureau as a Network for ICT4D, Government of Bangladesh; Ministry of Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Government of Bangladesh; Vision : Vision BNNRC does like to see the rural people has the easy, quick and low cost access to global communication so that they are enrich and updated by knowledge. Mission In view of the value “Communication is not a privilege it has become a basic human rights”, BNNRC trust will organize strategically important activities, studies, advocacy so that the population of the rural areas will have easy, manageable and low cost communication facilities. Activity SpectrumPromoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Right” Project. Supported by Cordaid : Activity SpectrumPromoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Right” Project. Supported by Cordaid Awareness on correlations of ICT, poverty alleviation & Institutionalization of Democracy; Right to Information Establishment of ICT Resource Center and Promotion of Rural Knowledge Volunteers as primary ICT catalyst in remote rural areas;  Advocacy and Campaign for Bridging the Digital Divide/Knowledge  Divide and open up air waves for operating Community Radio; BNNRC strives for following core interventions to achieve World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) action plan, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS): Activity SpectrumPromoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Right” Project. Supported by Cordaid : Activity SpectrumPromoting Appropriate Technologies and Policies to Uphold the Value ICT as Basic Human Right” Project. Supported by Cordaid Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication Through Rural Knowledge Center (RKC) Establishment Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES) through HAM Radio People’s Rights in Telecommunication/Country Commons/ Global Commons Building Capacity for ICT Journalist Slide 5: Piloting of ICT4D projects at rural areas to create show case examples for greater multiplication through Rural Knowledge Center (RKC) SPEED Trust Bauphal, Patuakhali CODEC Kuakata YPSA Kaukhali, Rangamati COAST Trust Char Fassion, Bhola SANKALPA Patharghata, Barguna Change Brahman Baria Sadar YPSA Mirsarai, Chittagong BRIDGE uzirpur PGUS Zianagar, Pirojpur DUS Hatia, Noakhali Slide 6: Presently Available Service Computer (3) Internet & Email ICT Education (Office) Printer Mobile Phone Laminating Machine Photocopier Digital Camera Civic Education Future Plan Radio Listening & TV Watching Community Radio Radio Listeners Club Livelihood Skill Lifelong Education Center Language Center RKC Library Civic Education Activities : Activities Lobbying for Community Radio Draft Broadcasting ACT Assist as a Founder Member of Bangladesh working Group on UN WSIS; Lobbying for enacting Right to Information (RTI) Act Translation of “A sourcebook for Parliamentarians” for popularizing ICT issues among the policy makers Achievements A Ministerial committee has been formed, BNNRC is one of the members. Now we have Community Radio Policy 2008 Government is implementing WSIS action plan Government is now considering to enact the RTI Parliamentarians and policy makers have realized the importance of ICT for Development Activities : Activities Translation of A book Voices of Change: Strategic Radio Support for Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) published by DFID. Promotion of Coastal Community Services Through Establishment of Community Radio with CEGIS- WARPO- ICZMP of Ministry of Water Resources Community Radio: Reference Hand book; Provide secretarial services to Bangladesh Information Watch Group Participation on ICT4D Chapter in PRSP invited by Govt. ACHIEVEMENTS Raised awareness on the role of radio/ ICT for achieving MDGs Ministry realized the importance of community radio Capacity of different advocacy group has been build on community radio Activities : Value Addition toward World Congress on Communication 4 Development with WB, FAO & Italian Government; Initiating process of establishing a Parliamentarian Caucus on ICT for Development (ICT4D) under Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy (SPD) of Bangladesh Parliament ; Activities The World Congress on C4D Endorsed the Communication as basic human rights rather than a Privilege. Parliament has formed a Parliamentarian Caucus on ICT for Development comprising of 24 Parliamentarians. Activities : National Consultation on Designing an Enabling Framework for Community Radio in Bangladesh, with MMC, YPSA, FOCUS & VOICE, in collaboration with UNICEF, UNESCO & UNDP; Providing inputs in formulating National Frequency Allocation Plan for Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Organized Building Telecenter family In Bangladesh with D.Net, YPSA in collaboration with UNDP and Telecentre.org Activities UNESCO, UNDP and UNICEF have joined with the community radio Movement. Established strategic Relations with other role players A pro-people National Frequency Allocation Plan has been prepared by BTRC Activists, policy makers and researchers come forward jointly for sharing experiences Activities : Translation of WSIS Action Plan in Bangla for policy maker/NGOs/CSOs Established Amateur Radio network for disaster preparedness (Dhaka-Chittagong-Barishal-Bhola) inaugurated by the first Chairman of BTRC; BTRC opened up airwaves for general citizens to use Citizen Band Radio as a recognition to continuing advocacy of BNNRC Activities Details of action plan was communicated to the stakeholders which facilitated design intervention in consistence with the action plan BRTC formulated the Amateur Radio Policy Mass people’s access to airwaves through Citizen Brand Radio Slide 12: International Global Knowledge Partnership (GKP) UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID) Article19, UK Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Commonwealth Telecommunication Organization (CTO) World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC), World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), One World South Asia, Strategic Relations Linkage with the international trend, policies and Development Sharing information and Experiences Capacity building Knowing the best practices Slide 13: International Developing Countries Farm Radio Network (DCFRN), Freedom of Information Advocate (FOIA), Commonwealth Human Rights Network (CHRN) Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE) Children Rights Information Network (CRIN) International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD) Strategic Relations Alliance building at national and Regional level Program innovation and Strategy formulation Linking local and national issues with the global efforts Slide 14: World Bank, IMF and ADB for Annual Board Meeting ITU for Radio Communication Meeting United Nations through UN WSIS Accredited with Scope of expressing our views on the hegemony of the IFIs Putting people’s rights in Telecommunication at the UN forum as a Countervailing measures to the government Thank You Very MuchOn behalf of BNNRC Secretariat:AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BRChief Executive OfficerBangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication&Member, Strategy CouncilUnited Nations- Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)House: 13/1 Road: 2 Shamoli, Dhaka 1207Phone: 9130750, 9138501, Fax: 9138501-105E-mail: [email protected] : Thank You Very MuchOn behalf of BNNRC Secretariat:AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BRChief Executive OfficerBangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication&Member, Strategy CouncilUnited Nations- Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID)House: 13/1 Road: 2 Shamoli, Dhaka 1207Phone: 9130750, 9138501, Fax: 9138501-105E-mail: [email protected]

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