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  • Honorable Prime Minister inaugurates “Civil Service in Development Innovation-2016” SummitJul 28, 2016On 28 July 2016, the Honorable Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated an international summit titled ‘Civil Service in Development Innovaation-2016” Summit in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo Theatre located in Dhaka.

  • Access to Information (a2i) programme honored with ‘Public Administration Award 2016’Jul 23, 2016Sheikh Hasina, the Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh, honored the Access to Information (a2i) programme with the prestigious ‘Public Administration Award 2016’ for its innovative initiatives in leveraging ICTs in public service delivery. Stationed at the Prime Minister’s Office, the Access to Information (a2i) programme is supported by UNDP and USAID.

  • Seminar on “Creating Innovation does not Guarantee its Adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy”Jul 17, 2016Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office, UNDP Bangladesh and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) jointly organised a seminar titled “Creating Innovation does not Guarantee its Adoption: Using Research to Design Smart Public Policy” on 17 July, 2016 at 9:00 am-11:00 am at Karabi Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • Workshop: Innovating Pro-Poor Financial Products & ServicesJun 14, 2016A workshop titled “Innovating Pro-Poor Financial Products & Services” held today in Karabi Hall, Prime Minister’s Office on 14th June 2016. This interactive workshop was hosted by the Access to Information (a2i) of the Prime Minister’s Office, a Programme supported by UNDP and USAID . The event will was chaired by Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Administration), Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh & Project Director, a2i.

  • UNLEASHING INCLUSIVE BUSINESS: Toward SDG Implementation BangladeshJun 5, 2016In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed the world to ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change by 2030.

  • Linking youth with SDGs: Goal-16: Peace, Justice and strong institutionsMay 30, 2016Stride Bangladesh, an organization working to connect youth with the concept of sustainable development goals, in collaboration with United Nations Development Program Bangladesh, organized a focused group discussion on goal 16, under the theme “Linking youth with Sustainable Development Goals: Shaping roadmap to achieve the goals” on May 30, 2016 at the UNDP Bangladesh Conference Room at IDB Bhaban, Dhaka.

  • Core Problems Identified for Addressing through Women’s Innovation CampMay 28, 2016Access to Information (a2i) Programme of the Prime Minister’s Office and the UNDP’s “Accelerating Efforts to Prevent and Respond to Sexual and Gender Based Violence” project have jointly organized a roundtable discussion on problem statement analysis for Women’s Innovation Camp.

  • Policy Dialogue on ‘Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh’ heldMay 15, 2016A policy dialogue on ‘Self-Employment and Entrepreneurship Development in Bangladesh’ held on 15 May 2016 at Karabi Hall of Prime Minister’s Office. The event was jointly organized by the Access to Information (a2i) Programme of Prime Minister’s Office (Supported by UNDP & USAID), Integrated Support to Poverty and Inequality Reduction through Enterprise Development (INSPIRED) Project of European Union and Bangladesh Skills for Employment and Productivity (B-SEP) of International Labor Organization (ILO).

  • National Substantive Training (NST) on Open Government Data (OGD)May 15, 2016A 4-day National Substantive Training (NST) on OGD for Sustainable Development started on 15 May, 2016 at CIRDAP, Press Club, Dhaka.

  • Honorable Minister of Education praises a2i for incentivizing innovation in educationMay 10, 2016On 10 May 2016, in the Karabi Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office, the Access to Information (a2i) Programme has organized a demonstration workshop for the education related innovative projects which have received funding from Service Innovation Fund and a meeting was held to discuss scaling up plans.