4th bdSIG 2020


Greetings from Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum & Bangladesh School of Internet Governance!

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) is affiliated with the Internet Governance Forum Support Association (IGFSA).

BIGF is the national Internet Governance Forum (IGF) for the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. IGFs are an initiative led by the United Nations for the discussion of public policy issues relating to the internet. A key distinguishing feature of IGFs is that they are based on the multi-stakeholder model – all sectors of society meet as equals to exchange ideas and discuss best practices.

We have the pleasure to inform you that, Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG) is going to organize the 4th Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG) from 11 to 12 September 2020 Virtual Joining 02:45 pm, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Meeting ID : 817 9213 0620

Passcode : 1020

The year 2020 is coming with new themes, diverse topics and bringing international speakers. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, we will conduct the school online this year. bdSIG 2020 will offer an intensive learning course spanning several tracks in two days. The course will cover the political, legal, economic, socio-cultural, technological and other dimensions of Internet Governance (e.g. academia and research) within the context of the Regional and Bangladeshi national imperatives in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The program is expected to carry theoretical sessions and participants’ engagement activities. Participation in bdSIG 2020 is free of cost. The 4th bdSIG 2020 for two days and will award certificates to all successful participants.


bdSIG is being organized by Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) in conjunction with United Nations Internet Governance Forum. bdSIG is a product of Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG). bdSIG is working for implementing  a school of IG in Bangladesh through the collaboration with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), Asia Pacific Alliance for School & Academies of Internet Governance (APASA), Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB), Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and The Monthly Computer Jagat.

The 4th bdSIG will provide training programs to 85 participants who attended the bdSIG survey and expressed their interests on the skills of Internet Governance, Localization and ICT, Cyber Security, Data Protection and Privacy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain, Digital Economy, Effective Use of Digital Platforms during Pandemic and Internet Fellowships & Grants. If you have any query to ask, please feel free to ask us by email to bangladeshsig@gmail.com.

We sincerely hope that we will have the pleasure and honor of your advice and suggestion at the bdSIG.



11-09-2020 02:45


12-01-2022 06:30


Virtual, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Some Stats:

Total Participants: 93

Male, Female & Other

Age : 18-50

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

Event Social Media:

4th bdSIG 2020 Agenda

              1st Day                                            11th September

02:45 – 03:00 pm

Virtual Joining 02:45 – 03:00 pm

03:00 – 03:05 pm

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

03:05 – 03:10 pm

Special Guest by Mr. AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication

03:10 – 03:15 pm

Special Guest by Mr. Md Rezaul Karim, NDC, Director General, Digital Security Agency, Information and Communication Technology Division

03:15 – 03:20 pm

Special Guest by Mr. M. Aminul Hakim Progoti, President, Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB)

03:20 – 03:25 pm

Special Guest by Mr. Brig. Gen. Md. Mustafa Kamal, Director General, Systems and Services Division, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

03:25 – 03:45 pm

Chief Guest by Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Chairperson, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum & Chairman Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Information

03:45 – 03:50 pm

Group Photo

03:50 – 04:30 pm

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

04:30 – 05:15 pm

Localization and ICT by Mr. Mohammad Mamun Or Rashid, Consultant, Language Technology Specialist, Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC)

05:15 – 06:00 pm

Cyber Security, Data Protection and Privacy by Mr. Sabbir Hossain, IT Policy & Risk Analyst, Bangladesh National Computer Incident Response Team (BGD e-GOV CIRT)

06:00 – 06:10 pm

Knowledge Networking & Closing
            2nd Day                                                                 12th September

02:45 – 03:00 pm

Virtual Joining

03:00 – 03:45 pm

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

03:45 – 04:30 pm

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

04:30 – 05:15 pm

Internet Economics by Mr. Sayeef Rahman, Head of Systems and Strategy, Digi Jadoo Broadband Limited

05:15 – 05:45 pm

Effective Use of Digital Platforms During Pandemic by Ms. Amrita Choudhury, Director of CCAOI, Asia Pacific Lead of SIG Women

05:45 – 06:15 pm

Internet Fellowships and Grants by Mr. Shreedeep Rayamajhi, Secretary, Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG)

06:15 – 06:30 pm

Knowledge Networking & Closing

Some Stats

*       Total Participants 85

*       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         :  31 January, 2020

Fellowship Application Deadline        :  10 August, 2020

Fellowship Results Announcement    :  18 August, 2020

Fellowship Acceptance                        :  24 August, 2020

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.

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.

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.


bdSIG2020 Fellowship Selection Committee


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

Vice Chair

Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Member, ISOC, Bangladesh Dhaka


Ms. Shaila Sharmin, Fellow, ICANN

Mr. Md. Nasim Parvez, Officer-IT, Dutch-Bangla Bank

Engr. Md. Monzurul Alam Ripon, Chief Executive Officer, Voice of Dxing


News Link 

  1. https://barta24.com/bdSIG  
  2. https://digibangla.tech/bdSIG 
  3. https://techshohor.com/bdSIG 
  4. https://surmatimes.com/bdSIG 
  5. https://unitednews24.com/bdSIG
  6. https://bd24time.com/bdSIG