Achieving SDGs through Digital Technology

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Achieving SDGs through Digital Technology

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It was a comprehensive session the Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020 where country’s policymaker associated with Sustainable Development Goals and ICT took participation.

Country’s former coordinator of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) Md. Abul Kalam Azad was the keynote speaker of this session.

He has shared his opinion of how Bangladesh is being prepared to meet the SDGs by the year 2030.

His discussion topics were on the country’s service innovation, public and private services, capacity development, and SDG Trackers.

His presentation was on how our ICT ministry is closely working with around 39 basics identified by the government to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The theme, ‘Leaving no one behind’, a committee for development policy addressed multiple dimensions of the SDGs also highlighted. 

‘Country’s ICT activities enabled us to lead Bangladesh Civil Service in Administrative reform of reducing time, cost and visit (TCV) while providing service to the citizens,’ he said while discussing on SDG trackers.

He also said, ’ICT has brought several administrative reforms including the Annual Performance Appraisal (APA) system in Bangladesh Civil Service.’

‘Soon we are going to declare Country’s Vision 2100 thanks to the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina,’ he said.

He also addressed that our country is being fully prepared for the 4th state industrial revolution.

Mr Abul Kalam Azad successfully led the SDG planning and implementation from Prime Minister’s Office of Bangladesh.

The Digital Bangladesh Mela 2020 is intended to showcase next-generation 5G internet technology and building an efficient ecosystem for the coming digital era led by the fourth state industrial revolution.

Mustafa Jabbar, Minister of Posts, Telecommunication, and Information Technology was the key guest of this session.

“5G is the tool for fourth industrial revelation and the country will see the first demonstration of the technology in the fair,” he said while talking participants at the BICC.

The arrangements aimed to showcase the advancement of 5G technology in human-to-machine or machine-to-machine communication.

The Posts and Telecommunications Division has organized the event where both local and foreign private entities in the digital technology sector took part.

A total of 100 stalls, pavilions, and mini pavilions has installed at the fair.

Ministers and digital technology experts attended this panel discussion about the present and future of technology, digital economy, digital growth, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.

Achieving SDGs through Digital Technology


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