Technology & big data network

Technology and Big Data Network aims to facilitate the policies in the areas of Information and Communication Technology of Bangladesh. The new possibilities Bangladesh is currently exploring in this digital age as a developing country require a strong base of policies, laws, and regulations for the technology arena. Technology and Big Data Network mostly focuses on the relevant tech and innovation based agendas where the discussion illustrates sectoral reform to move forward as a society and as a country.

The network is considering 3 visionary adoptions by the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) as vital to develop a technologically sound society. Firstly, Vision 2021 where the Digital Bangladesh concept was introduced back in 2008 which ended in December 2021. Secondly, Vision 2041 where Bangladesh is envisioned as a developed country by the year of 2041. Thirdly, Five Year Plans of the government which is currently 8th in number of succession. All of the visions articulate a robust plan in the technology sector of the country. From our network, we work to identify the technology related gaps and divergence among government adopted plans and manifest these to several stakeholders including government.

Technology and Big Data Network appraises the opportunity of emerging technologies in Bangladesh and analyzes different use cases of these unrealized technologies. Our network evaluates the social impact of digital governance encompassing the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), 5G Telecommunication,  Robotics and Industrial Automation, and Blockchain. We explore the beneficiaries, actors and stakeholders of technologies in society. 

As Bangladesh has ratified Agenda 2030: Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), the government, the civil society, and the international organizations working in the country always assess the progress of the country with different targets of SDGs. Our network’s working areas align with SDG 3 (Good Health and Well Being), SDG 4 (Quality Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equality), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 8 ( Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), SDG 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production), and SDG 13 (Climate  Action). 

Youth Policy Forum always champions the voice of grassroot and marginalized people of the community. Through the field visits of YPF Local Development and Institutions (LDI) team, our tech network comprehends the impact, interpolation and inclusiveness of technology at the community level, especially in the rural area. 

Members: Currently, we have 10 members in our Technology and Big Data Network. The team comprises students and professionals from different backgrounds. 

Fellows: We have 10 knowledge experts as our fellows who are renowned in the field of technology and innovation.  

Partnership: We strongly believe, to build an inclusive society we need to collaborate with different organizations who are working at the national levels and at the community levels. In 2021 we partnered with the International Blockchain Olympiad which was organized in Dhaka, Bangladesh in October 2021.   

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