Bangladesh wins WSIS prize

Dhaka,  Wed,  26 July 2017
Published : 14 Jun 2017, 20:49:16
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Bangladesh wins WSIS prize

For the fourth consecutive year, Bangladesh has won the world’s most prestigious award for excellence in information technology – the "World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)" award – for innovative initiatives of Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office.

A2i’s innovation projects titled "Multimedia Talking Book", has received the prize for the remarkable impact that it has created by making education accessible for all, especially students with visual impairment, said a press release.

Three other projects have received the WSIS Champions Prize-2017, including "Nothi (e-filing system)", "Use of social media in Public Service Delivery" and the "Rural Entrepreneurship Model based Telemedicine Project". 

Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General, (Admin), Prime Minister's Office and Project Director of the a2i Programme received the prize on June 13 at the headquarters of the International Telecommunication Union in Geneva, reports BSS.

 
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