Bangladesh ICT Division and UNDP to Jointly Initiate a Global Campaign on Cyber Awareness
Cyber Teens Founder and President Sadat Rahman joined a meeting with the Honorable ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahamed Palak to join UNDP in starting the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award for Cyber Security Awareness
In collaboration with ICT Division Bangladesh, Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, the UNDP is starting an international award for children’s online safety, the “Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award for Cyber Security Awareness.
Primarily funded by the ticket sales at the Golden Jubilee Concert of Bangladesh, the award is to be launched in the least developed countries worldwide to keep the youth and children safe online, encourage them to combat cyber security challenges, and promote youth-led organizations working on this issue. UNDP Bangladesh has planned to start the global campaign with a seed fund from the Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority with the partnership of the ICT Division.
On May 5, 2022, Sadat Rahman along with the honorable ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Claire Van der Vaeren – Chief, COLAC, HQ/Regional Bureau of Asia Pacific, UNDP HQ, Anir Chowdhury – Policy Advisor A2I, UNDP Bangladesh, Jyotish Talukdar – Private Sector Partnership Specialists at UNDP Bangladesh, Jakob Schemel – CO Liaison and Coordination Specialist, COLAC, and Verena Vad – Programme Analyst-JPO, HQ/RBAP joined a meeting in the United Nations headquarter there UN Plaza to discuss the “UNDP Bangladesh – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Award on Cyber Safety Awareness”.
UNDP Bangladesh is expecting to meaningfully engage and sensitize the potential negative impact of online safety-related issues among youth and children worldwide to take precautions when using online tools for their education, training, entertainment, and socialization.