Memorandum of Understanding between Bangladesh Computer Council , ICT Division, BWIT and BIID; Bangladesh initiative for WIFI for SDG Goal 5
An MOU was signed on 7 December with ICT Ministry, BWIT and BIID for the rollout as partners and for institutionalization in human resource development framework. Bangladesh launched Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) with ICT Division – BCC, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) and Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in partnership with UN ESCAP – APCICT as part of their flagship programme for reaching SDG Goal 5. WIFI aims to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific through enhancing capabilities of women entrepreneurs in ICT and entrepreneurship
WIFI programme was officially launched in June, 2016 in Korea to develop the appropriate regional and national capacity development in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Under this programme Bangladesh has embarked on Training 30, 000 women Entrepreneurs by 2018. WIFI is expected to achieve the key objectives of strengthening capacity of women entrepreneurs to utilize information and communication technologies in support of their businesses; and strengthening capacity of government leaders and policymakers to create an enabling environment for ICT-empowered women entrepreneurs.
It is expected women entrepreneurs and their enterprises can become more productive, and hopefully grow and be sustainable so that they can actively contribute to community development as well as to the local and national economy. Pilot TOT and was implemented on 9-10 December 2016,
WIFI Focal National Partner (Bangladesh Computer Council – BCC) and Alternate National Partner (ICT Division – ICTD) have been identified. BCC is the WIFI Focal Partner.
Ministry of Women and Children is designated as one of the key stakeholders. The focal point of Ministry of Women and Children will be nominated next week.
Women ICT Frontier Initiative (WIFI) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed on 7 December 2017 with ICT Division – BCC, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) and Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in partnership with UN ESCAP – APCICT as part of their flagship programme for reaching SDG Goal 5.