Bangladesh wins WSIS award for 6th time

11 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Bangladesh has won the world’s prestigious award in ICT sector – ‘World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Prize-2019’ for its outstanding contribution to the development of ICT.

The Establishment of Bangladesh National Digital Architecture (BNDA) and e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council won the WSIS Winner Prize in category-6 this year, reports BSS.

WSIS Forum Chairman and Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak jointly received the award on behalf of Bangladesh from International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Secretary General Houlin Zhao in Geneva of Switzerland on Tuesday, a press release said on Wednesday.

The WSIS Prizes recognise individuals, governments, civil society, local, regional and international agencies, research institutions and private-sector companies for leveraging the power of tech towards the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.