Articles
  • 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.

  • Nobel laureate Professor Finn Kydland highlights the prospects of ICT in Bangladesh as a critical enabler for achieving Vision 2021: Opening of Bangladesh PrioritiesMay 8, 2016The Copenhagen Consensus Center through its Bangladesh Priorities project has been working for over a year to identify, analyze and prioritize interventions that will deliver greater benefit per taka spent, helping move Bangladesh towards Vision 2021 and a more prosperous long-term future.

  • Bangladesh wins WSIS Award Third time in a rowMay 4, 2016For the third 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.

  • UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme marked the selection of CSO and IP representative institutions for its Programme Executive BoardMar 22, 2016With the mandate of ensuring the full and active engagement of national Ethnic Minorities (EMs)/Indigenous People (IP) institutions and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the programme management structures, UN-REDD Bangladesh National Programme facilitated back to back meetings with the respective representative institutions on 22 - 23 March 2016.The management structures targeted are - the Programme Executive Board (PEB) and the REDD Stakeholder Forum (RSF), a proposed national multi-stakeholder platform.

  • Key for a House, Key to some DreamsMar 13, 2016They had spent weeks out there. They did not have any ‘house’ to go back to. Farida Yeasmin, a 19 year-old young mother, had just given birth to her third child when the flood of 2015, followed by Tropical Storm Komen, forced her and her family to move out of their makeshift home and onto the streets.

  • ERF-a2i celebrates “National Disaster Preparedness Day”Mar 10, 2016Bangladesh has often been called one of the most disaster prone countries in the world. Bangladesh government recognized that it was crucial to promote disaster preparedness and management across the country. The government’s efforts towards disaster preparedness, resilience and recovery is highly remarkable. As a result Bangladesh has been observing National Disaster Preparedness Day during March, every year. This year a “National Disaster Preparedness Day” fair was organized on 10th March, at the Osmani Milonayoton Auditorium.

  • International Women’s Day 2016Mar 8, 2016Confucius taught that to put the world in order, we must begin in our own circles.