3rd bdSIG 2019


bdSIG 2019 will provide support to 45 fellows . In previous year, it announced 45 fellows name in the 2nd edition. Eminent experts from the Internet Governance community will address participants during the program. BIGF as the host for bdSIG with two days and offer a valid certificate for successful participants. The Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG) is going to be held for the third time at 20-21 September, Dhaka in Bangladesh 2019.


bdSIG19 Agenda

       1st Day                                                        20th September

09:00 – 09:30 am


09:30 – 10:00 am

Opening Session, Special Guest, Md. Emdadul Hoque, Secretary General, ISPAB & Ms. Afroza Haq Rina, Member, BIGF,

Purpose of the School by Mr. ​Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu, Secretary General, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)

10:00 – 11:00 am

About Internet Governance by Mr. Samiran Gupta, Head in India, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)

11:00 – 11:15 am

Tea Break & Knowledge Networking

11:15 – 12:00 pm

Social Media and SDGs by Mr. AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Artificial Intelligent (AI) by Mr. Shah Zahidur Rahman, Fellow, APrIGF19

12:45 – 02:30 pm

Prayer, Lunch & Knowledge Networking

02:30 – 03:30 pm

Blockchain by Mr. Khondkar Atique E Rabbani,  Managing Director, The Computers Ltd (TCL)

03:30 – 04:30 pm

Data Protection and Privacy by Ms. Amrita Choudhury, Director, CCAOI and President, ISOC India Delhi Chapter

04:30 – 04:40 pm

Group Photo Session

04:40 – 05:00 pm

Tea Break & Knowledge Networking

05:00 – 05:45 pm

Machine Learning by Mr. Rakibul Hassan, Project Director at Ministry of Home Affairs, Bangladesh
2nd Day                            21th September

09:30 – 10:30 am

Internet of Things (IOT) by Mr. Kazi Hassan Robin, Associate Professor of CSE, World University of Bangladesh

10:30 – 11:15 am

Cyber Security by Mr. Sumon Ahmed Sabir, CTO, Fiber at Home Ltd.

11:15 – 11:30 am

Tea Break & Knowledge Networking

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Digital Economy by Mr. M Nawat Ashekin, Head of E-Commerce Services, SSL Wireless

12:15 – 01:00 pm

Domain Name System (DNS) by Ms. Shaila Sharmin, Fellow, ICANN

01:00 – 02:00 pm

Prayer, Lunch & Knowledge Networking

02:00 – 03:00 pm

4th Industrial Revolution (4iR) by Mr. Syed Tamjid ur Rahman, Vice President & Distinguished Fellow, Bangladesh Center for 4iR

03:00 – 04:00 pm

Impact on Fake News : Miss information and Rumors by Mr. Zain al Mahmoud, International Media Development Consultant

04:00 – 05:00 pm

Certificate Giving Ceremony, Chief Guest H. E. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP Hon’ble Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Information

Special Guest, M.A. Hakim, President, ISPAB

05:00 – 05:30 pm

Tea Break and Close


Some Stats

*       Total Participants 45

*       Male, Female & Other

*       Age = 18 – 50

*       Government Sector, Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community, Academia, Youth and Media


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20-09-2019 05:00


21-09-2019 05:45


Dhaka, Bangladesh

Some Stats:

Total Participants: 45

Male, Female & Other

Age : 18-50

Government Sector, Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community, Academia, Youth and Media

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Fellowship Application Opening : 10 June, 2019

Fellowship Application Deadline : 04 August, 2019

Fellowship Results Announcement: 19 August, 2019

Fellowship Acceptance: 30 August, 2019

The fellowship entails fee waiver to participate in bdSIG 2019.


Who can apply?

Any individual from Bangladesh, from any stakeholder community (Government Sector, Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community, Academia, Youth and Media), who has an interest in Internet Governance, and has in the past contributed or wishes to contribute to IG processes, may apply for this program as a Bangladesh Fellow. Any individual from any part of the world can apply as an International Fellow.

Award Package

The successful International applicant will be provided with a reasonable (local host standard) accommodation. This will include free registration. Dinners, when not in the school program are not provided.

Local Fellowship Package

Special Fellowship package of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barishal, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Rangpur in Bangladesh will be provided. This will include free registration to all bdSIG 2019 events.

Selection Criteria

Fellowship applicants will be selected by the Selection Committee based on different criteria such as background, experience and contributions, and keeping in mind parameters such as geographical and gender balance and diversity.


Apply Now to Get a Chance to win a bdSIG 2019 Fellowship



Sharing of Teaching Material

bdSIG proposes to share teaching material (background papers, video recordings of sessions etc.) with other SIGs in the region based on a consensus at APSIG level.


bdSIG19 Fellowship Successful Candidates Announced 

The following individuals had been selected to participate in bdSIG19 

No. Name
01 Swapnashis Bhattacharjee
02 Md. Zakaria Mahbub
03 Nawaf Chowdhury
04 Ahmad Sayeed Sayem
05 Rashedul Islam
06 Khundkar Ayesha Shahriyar
07 Dawa Namgay
08 Mst Mimmo
09 Roquia Salam
10 Nosheen Afroz
11 Mst. Shonia  Aktar
12 Sayda Kamrun Jahan
13 Snigdha Rani Sarker
14 Tania Perven
15 Pollab Kumar Roy
16 Md. Syedul Islam
17 Dipenker Dey
18 Md Omar Mostafiz
19 Khairul  Islam
20 Ripon Perves
21 Mohammad Tanvir Parvez
22 Ashrafur Rahman Piaus
23 Ahmad Ali
24 S I M Shahidul Kaisar
25 Md. Nasim Parvez
26 Jasim Alam
27 MD. Arman Hossain
28 MD. Sajidur Rahman
29 Md.Masum Abu Sayed
30 Md. Mahabubur Rahaman
31 Gnanajeyaraman Rajaram
32 Engr. Md. Hayder Ali
33 MD. Mahedi Hasan
34 Md. Safaet Hossain
35 Rokeya Aktar
36 Shahadat Hossain
37 Md Ashik Eqbal
38 Nasima Aktar Nisha
39 MD. Imran Hossen
40 Mesbha Uddin
41 Abdur Rahman
42 Zakir Hossain
43 Ahmed Ibrahim Rubayet
44 Engr. Md. Monzurul Alam Ripon
45 Md. Sazzad Hossain


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Fellowship Selection Committee

1.   Mr. Md. Omar Mostafiz, Program Manager, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

2.   Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Member, ISOC, Bangladesh Dhaka

3.   Mr. Shah Zahidur Rahman, Fellow (Technical Community), APrIGF 2019

4.   Mr. Bhubon Ahmed, Fellow, bdSIG 2017

5.   Ms. Sharmin Israil, Fellow, bdSIG 2018


Financial Committee

1.   Mr. Mohammad Abdul Haque (Anu), Secretary General, BIGF

2.   Ms. Shanjida Rahman, Fellow, bdSIG 2017

3.   Mr. Md. Noor Islam, Fellow, bdSIG 2018