Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT) Projects

‘Women ICT Freelancers and Entrepreneurs Development Program’ of SME Foundation two batches of one month long training courses arranged in Daulatpur, Khulna., in Graphic Design and SEO. Certificate Award Ceremony was held on 18 October 2015 in Daulatpur, Khulna. Access to Information (a2i) Programme and Bangladesh Women in Technology Daulatpur, Khulna y (BWIT) are the implementing partners of this Program.

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: Integrating into the Supply Chain – Press Conference on 14 May 2015.

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: Integrating into the Supply Chain – Press Conference held at at SME Foundation, Dhaka on 14 May 2015. Kabir Bin Anwar, Project Director a2i Prime Minister’s Office, Syed Md Ihsanul Karim, Managing Director SME Foundation, and Luna Shamsuddoha, President, Bangladesh Women in Technology (BWIT), gave the Media Briefing.

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: integrating into the supply chain. Project launch at Bhaluka on 16 May 2015.

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: integrating into the supply chain. Project launched at Bhaluka on 16 May 2015, Saturday – Bangladesh Women in Technology, SME Foundation, Access to Information – Prime Minister’s Office. I wasn’t ready for this. What I saw was overwhelming. It was an amazing experience, however much you talk about skills, training, inclusive growth or integration into the supply chain I wasn’t ready with what I saw. I was awed at their enthusiasm and interest to learn – to be part of the knowledge industry. I saw passion and delight among the trainers. They are already involved in outsourcing, working from home for projects overseas two of the many emerging freelancers in Bangladesh. One of them had her daughter with her while giving presentation. I saw massive energy during inauguration of the Project at Baluka Union Parishad Conference Room. I am certain by providing more opportunities for women in their value chain, we can create entrepreneurs and bring women into the work force. We know it is a daunting task, but worth a try. Way to go girls!!

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: integrating into the supply chain., An announcement was made to develop 3000 ICT Entrepreneurs from all over Bangladesh by a joint program of a2i , BWIT, SME Foundation The global technology trends, business opportunities and growth prospects were deliberated on. The issues that girls and women face and their achievement and possible areas of progress were discussed. A2I Programme has set up 4547 Union Information and Service Centres (UISCs) at the lowest tier of Local Government Division (LGD) in Union Parishad. Among these, 3775 UISCs have already provided basic computer training to 55,000 men and women of which 25% are women. SME Foundation will access these ICT certified women from UISC and train them in different skills for freelancing like graphics , data entry, web design etc, and prepare them for the outsourcing industry. In the next fiscal year, a2i, SME Foundation and BWIT and will jointly target 3000 men and women.

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: integrating into the supply chain., Certificate Award Ceremony at Bhaluka on 15 June 2015

Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur Development Program: integrating into the supply chain project of Bangladesh Women in Technology, SME Foundation, Access to Information, Prime Minister’s Office, the Certificate Award Ceremony of two batches to develop 3,000 grass root ICT female entrepreneurs. Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Director General (Admin), PMO while awarding the Certificates, spoke of equal opportunities for women in Digital Bangladesh and support to be provided by the Prime Minister’s Office. Certificates were awared to 60 participants . BWIT in collaboration with SME Foundation and A2i Prime Minister’s Office initiative to develop 3,000 grass root women ICT entrepreneurs/freelancer. The project will integrate women into the supply chain, create a pool to be engaged in local outsource marketplace. The project commenced at A2I Digital Center at Bhaluka on 16 May 2015 and certificates were awarded on 15 June 2015. We are embarking on the next phase commencing of Women ICT Freelancer and Entrepreneur training in A2I Digital Center in 64 Districts in Bangladesh.