|Published : 20 Sep 2016, 11:33:40|
Joy receives ICT for Dev Award
Sajeeb Wazed Joy, information and communication technology adviser to the Prime Minister, has been conferred upon "ICT for Development Award, 2016" in recognition of his "Digital Bangladesh" initiative.
Joy was given the award for his unmatched leadership and commitment towards ICT and for his far-reaching initiatives in setting Bangladesh on the path to the digital world.
The World Organisation of Governance and Competitiveness, the Plan Trifinio, the Global Fashion for Development and the School of Business of the University of New Haven, jointly organised the function.
The function was titled "High-Level reception in support of the first anniversary of the adoption of the UN sustainable development goals, the importance of ICT competitiveness as a tool for sustainable development" at the Hotel Millennium on Monday night.
Introduced this year on the occasion of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the award will be given regularly on an annual basis.
Eminent actor Robert Davi handed over the award at a gala function.
Dr Sergio Bran, executive national director of Plan Trifinio El-Salvador, received another award from the actor.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as well as ministers and high-level political leaders from Bangladesh and other countries, UN senior officials, heads of international organistions, attended the function, according to a news agency report.