রবিবার, ২৫ ফেব্রুয়ারী ২০২৪, ০১:১৫ পূর্বাহ্ন
The 3rd Bangladesh Youth Internet Governance has started Internet is a great force in youth empowerment. Not Facebook booking; this reservoir of digital power, the Internet can be called a sharp sword. Therefore, to ensure its use for their own welfare, the three-day Youth IGF started with more than one and a half hundred young representatives at CIRDAP Auditorium in the capital on Thursday. Secretary of Posts and Telecommunication Division Abu Hena Morshed Zaman was the Chief Guest on the first day of this conference held for the third time organized by Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum. In his opening speech, he said that Bangladesh is becoming the next emerging tiger with the power of youth. 35 percent of the total population is youth. But still, 30 percent of people in the country are not connected to the Internet. With the public-private partnership, we will reach the ranks of the developed world in the next 5 years. On the empowerment of youth on the Internet, the secretary said that taking a role in decision-making is empowerment. So, we want to build a knowledge-based society with them. But they will drop into the e-library rather than TikTok, Facebook, and Instagram. By focusing on research, it will contribute to the country’s decision-making. Abu Hena Morshed Zaman said that ChatGpt can never take the place of creativity, technology should not swallow us; Let’s not get lost in technology again. Faisal.ৎ
Ahmed Bhuban, Secretary General of the organization gave a welcome speech at the event moderated by BYGF Chairperson Syeda Kamrun Jahan Ripa. Youth in Digital Awareness project coordinator and Startup Khulna team leader Sharifa Alam presented the keynote in the opening meeting. Md. Farrukh Imtiaz, Senior General Manager of Summit Communications Ltd. was present as speaker.
In the speech of the guest of honor, Nitin Wali, Senior Director of ICANN South Asia urged to remove the distinction between rich and poor and connect everyone to the Internet. He said, there is no opportunity to ignore the power of youth. The digital world should be complemented by their inclusion. In the speech of the special guest.
ISPAB President Emdadul Hoque said that although there are 1 crore connections, the number of broadband internet users in Bangladesh is more than 6 crore. After the implementation of one country one rate, this time they are giving importance to improving the quality of the internet. Hopefully, after the next 5 years no broadband connection in the country will be below 100 Mbps. On behalf of the organizers, Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum Secretary General Mohammad Abdul Haque Anu. Addressing the participants in the meeting as new workers of Digital Bangladesh and Smart Bangladesh.
BIGF Chairperson Hasanul Haq Inu said in the speech of the chair that you have to create new history by knowing and respecting history. Otherwise, the country will stagnate. So, to win the Internet war with your new digital weapon, we have to shake our heads. Everyone must be a skilled cyber combatant. After village-city, rich-poor, now digital inequality has been added to the society, he said, this inequality should be overcome through a multi-stakeholder approach. Along with strengthening digital literacy, digital devices and connectivity should be made affordable and accessible to all. So, if tax is imposed on it, it falls on the citizens. With the three pillars of farmers, the garment industry and expatriate income, now the fourth pillar of the economy is the ‘digital industry’ or ‘digital personnel’. Bangladesh will go one step further through these digital soldiers. That prosperity requires looking at new technologies through the lens of equality. Hopefully, the Internet has created a world of peace. Brings clarity. Empowered with just one click. 16 crore people can speak through it. After the inaugural event, two separate seminars were held on Youth and Youth Women in Digital Bangladesh, Smart Bangladesh, and Artificial Intelligence and Emerging Bangladesh.