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BCC receives UN ‘World Summit on Information Society Award-2020’

| Updated: September 09, 2020 16:28:38


BCC receives UN ‘World Summit on Information Society Award-2020’

The Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) of the ICT Division has achieved one of the world’s most prestigious awards in the field of information technology, the ‘World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Award-2020’ for developing shared recruitment management service for government agencies.

The Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) team of the BGD e-GOV CIRT Capacity Building Project under BCC achieved this award in the e-Employment category at the 9th annual WSIS Awards for its e-recruitment platform (erecruitment.bcc.gov).

Haolin Zhao, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) announced this at the ‘WSIS Forum 2020 Prizes Awards Ceremony’ held online on Monday.

Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, the Executive Secretary of the UN Escape, Catalin Marinescu from the ITU, Ms Katrina Naut, Ambassador of Dominican Republic, Fang Liu, Secretary-General of the International Civil Aviation Organization and many others were present at the time of this award ceremony online programme.

State Minister of ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak congratulated Bangladesh Computer Council on this achievement. Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and under the overall supervision of Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Honorable Adviser Sajeeb Wazed, the ICT Division is working relentlessly to build “Digital Bangladesh”, he said.   

He is hopeful that this award of the United Nations ‘World Summit on Information Society Award-2020’ will inspire everyone to take more successful initiatives in the future.

The Senior Secretary of ICT Division Mr N M Zeaul Alam PAA , thanked the organisers and the award selection committee for bestowing this international honour through the WSIS Award-2020. Bangladesh is rapidly improving in the information technology sector, he said adding “'Digital Bangladesh' is a dream. Bangladesh has already begun to reap the benefits. This achievement of BCC is really commendable.”

Regarding this achievement, the executive director of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Parthapratim Deb said, “We are very proud of this international award. The BCC is relentlessly trying to take various initiatives to build a digital Bangladesh. This award is a sign of success. The Recruitment Process Management Service has been established in line with the BNDA Framework to enable the BCC to contribute to the Government's Digital Bangladesh initiative”. He further said that this award will inspire us in a new way in the year of Mujib and this award is a recognition of the recognition that Bangladesh has gained as a global role model in the ICT sector.

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Award is considered one of the international recognition in the field of information technology. The World Summit for Information Society is working to make people's lives easier and change through information and communication technology. At the same time, the organisation is working relentlessly to spread innovations around the world.

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