1st bdSIG 2017


The Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG) is going to be held for the first time at 26-27 December, Dhaka in Bangladesh 2017. bdSIG 2017 is expected to have the following participant structure:

 bdSIG 2017 is a product of long discussions with Asia Pacific School of Internet Governance (APSIG)https://sites.google.com/site/apsigasia/and BIGF for implementing a School of IG in Bangladesh.

 BIGF As the host for bdSIG with two days and offer a valid certificate for successful participants.

 As the first ever local SIG we planned 25 participants for a full free fellowship.


Some Stats

 Total Participants : 25

 Male and Female

 Age = 18 – 50

 Industries, Youth, Technical, Government, Academia and Media



Registration Duration : 26 November – 20 December, 2017

Selection Phase : 21 December – 23 December, 2017

Fellowship List Declaration : 24 December, 2017


Who can apply?

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


Steering Committee

The conduct of Bangladesh School on Internet Governance (bdSIG2017) will be supervised by a Steering Committee whose initial members are drawn from the four organizing institution Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) and in collaboration with e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB), Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh (ISPAB), Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) The Monthly Computer Jagat, bdSIG’s international supporters and from local hosting organizations. The Steering Committee will be expanded as required.

1.   Mr. Hasanul Haq Inu, Minister, Ministry of Information

2.   Mr. MA Hakim, President, ISPAB

3.   Mr. Razib Ahmed, Director, International Affairs, e-CAB

4.   Mr. S M Altaf Hossain, MD & CEO, Drik ICT Ltd

5.   Ms. Afroza Haq, Executive Member, BIGF

6.   Mr. AHM. Bazlur Rahman, CEO, BNNRC

7.   Mr. Mohammad Abdul Haque, Secretary General, BIGF

8.   Mr. Shazzad Hossain, PA to Information Minister

9.   Mr. Md Abdul Wahed Tomal, Technical Editor, Computer Jagat



All candidates who attend the full programme and complete all  assignments given to them will  be issued a certificate of completion.


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.


Content and Agenda

            26 December                                         1st Day

09:00 – 09:30 am


09:30 – 09:35 am


09:35 – 10:00 am

Self Introduction and Grouping

10:00 – 10:30 am

Internet history by S M Altaf Hossain, MD & CEO, Drik ICT Ltd

10:30 – 11:00 am

Internet Governance (Introduction, History and Principles) by Sumon Ahmed Sabir, Chief Technology Officer, Fiber at Home Ltd.

11:00 – 11:15 am

Tea Break

11:15 – 11:45 am

IGF (The Talkshow) introducing Internet Governance Forum and UN involvement (UN Secretary) by AHM Bazlur Rahman, CEO, BNNRC

11:45 – 12:15 pm

Internet Governance EcoSystem by Naveed Haq, Regional Development Manager,Asia-Pacific, Internet Society

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Digital Economic (E Commerce, Ebanking, E-money, Virtual Currencies, tax, digital signatures etc.) by Razib Ahmed, President, e-CAB

12:45 – 01:15 pm

Legal background (Jurisdiction, IP, Trademark, Patent, Cybercrime act, Privacy) by Advocate Khundkar Hasan Shahriyar

01:15 – 01:45 pm

27 December                                         2nd Day

10:00 – 10:30 am

Data Governance (Governance of Networked Data) by Omer Sharif Ibney Hai, Head of Growth, chaldal.com

10:30 – 11:00 am

Internet of Things (IOT) Governance by Rezwanul Haque Jami, Vice President, e-CAB

11:00 – 11:15 am

Tea Break

11:15 – 12:00 am

Infrastructure and Standards (TCP/IP, DNS, Apnic, ISP) by Jahangir Hossain, Vice President, ISOC Dhaka Chapter,  Bangladesh

12:00 – 12:45 pm

Development (Technology, Connectivity, Accessibility, Digital Divide) by Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Young Power in Social Action (YPSA)

12:45 – 01:15 pm

Closing Session & Certificate Giving Ceremony

01:15 – 01:45 pm



Organized by :

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)
In Collaboration With :
Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)
Internet Service Providers Association Bangladesh (ISPAB)
e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB)

The Monthly Computer Jagat

1st bdSIG 2017 Participant List


No.                                                 Name
01. Mohammad Ali Parvez
02. Md. Washiqur Rahman
03. Md. Mintu Hossain
04. Md. Masudur Rahman
05. Nazmul Hasan Majumder
06. Md. Hamidur Rahman
07. Abdur Rakib Tasin
08. Bhubon Ahmed
09. Md. Abul Bashar
10. Syed Hassan Mahmood Tonmoy
11. Aznabi Majumder
12. Abdullah Al Mamun
13. Shah Zahidur Rahman
14. Md. Jobair Alam
15. Alauddin Sohel
16. Nitai Sarker
17. Md. Mosleh Uddin
18. Moniur Rahman
19. Kh. Masud Rana
20. Abdul Halim Rubel
21. MD. Nazim Uddin
22. FarjanaTamanna
23. Shanjida Rahman
24. Md. Ashraf Uzzaman
25. Mahmuda Khatun


About BIGF

Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum [Headed by H E Hasanul Haq Inu, MP, Hon’ble Minister, Ministry of Information, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh] is an emerging OPEN multi-stakeholder inclusive effort to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussion about the internet in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UNIGF). In provides a domestic independent forum in the Bangladesh to engage civil society organization, government, corporate sector, technical, media and academia, helping to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues that demonstrate best practices and help move policy forward.




26-12-2017 09:00


27-12-2017 13:45


Dhaka, Bangladesh

Some Stats:

Total Participants: 25

Male, Female & Other

Age : 18-50

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

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