Various programs branching out in different domains to facilitate progress.
Programs which are a part of a bigger goal, operating continuosly to make things happen, things that we need, spread across multiple domains.
BUILDING SMARTER FUTURE OF BANGLADESH
Dnet was engaged in empowering underprivileged youth by introducing innovative modern technology-based programs. The team introduced the unique Computer Literacy Center (CLC) concept in Bangladesh in 2004 with a focus on training underprivileged rural youths on basic computer skills.
Enhancing Tolerance and Inclusion through Mental Wellbeing (ETIMW)
Dnet’s ETIMW I & II project implemented with the Democracy International, Bangladesh where school teachers were trained to improve the mental wellbeing of the students to keep them away from ideological violence as a VE programme
e-Awareness for Students against Extremism (eASE)
Through eASE in partnership with the MSI-Obirodh (a USAID funded initiative) Dnet is, at present, working to develop curriculum and content on safer online practices in partnership with the government, and non-government entities (e.g. Facebook/ Microsoft/ Google), and Experts. This project is building capacity of teachers and students (from grade 9 to 12, from Bangla medium, English medium institutions, Colleges, and Madrasahs) in 100 education institutions.
Empowering Underprivileged Adolescents through ICT Skills
In partnership with UNICEF, Dnet is working to build capacity of underprivileged adolescents with ICT, life skills and career skills- connecting them with the local job market.
Computer Literacy Program
The aim of this program was to empower underprivileged youth in Bangladesh through computer literacy running Computer Learning Centers (CLCs) in rural Bangladesh for the last 11 years.
Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s global education programme for schools, co-funded by the British Council and the UK’s Department for International Development. In Bangladesh Connecting Classrooms has been running since 2009, focusing on building global awareness and cross-cultural learning in young people through bringing an international dimension to learning. Dnet has been one of the core implementing partner ever since of the inception. One other follow up initiative of Dnet following this project was the “English and ICT After School Club”.
Mobile Application (mApp) Awareness Development & Capacity Building Program
For the ICT Division, an enterprise of Dnet, MCC facilitated training to increase competency among individuals seeking to develop careers in the information technology industry under various income-generating programmes initiated and implemented by the government. So far under this project 59 mApp has been developed.
Meena is a cartoon character from South Asia. She is a spirited, nine-year-old girl, who braves all the odds whether in her efforts to go to school or in fighting the discrimination against children. The Meena figure has achieved remarkable popularity as she tackles the key issues affecting children. Dnet’s enterprise MCC designed and developed this mobile game.
YOUTH IN ACTION
Voter adda (Chat on Vote)
Dnet developed a responsive web application named as ‘Voter Adda’. The project aims to develop an elections web portal for creating election awareness to new or young voters.
Junction is an initiative by Dnet. Junction is a platform to facilitate the journey of homegrown innovations to become globally scalable social and tech solutions. Destination Driven the slogan of Junction means all the junction services aims to establish Bangladesh as a startup destination. Junction designs inclusive social good solutions to bring positive impact in lives.
Junction Bangladesh initiated a research fellowship program in partnership with EMK Center. The idea was to commission selective research projects on important issues related to innovations and startup ecosystem in each cohort. For doing this, the idea was to engage academicians/researchers and students as well as research talents in the industry through offering fellowships.
Citi Financial IT Case Competition
The Citi Financial IT Case Competition is funded by Citi Foundation and jointly organized by Dnet and CitiBank N.A- Bangladesh that gave opportunity for the young and talented minds from different public and private universities and let their talent shine through unique software and information system development for an ever demanding market for financial sectors.
The main goal of this competition is to promote a culture of business and technology development amongst the future leaders of the country based on the local needs as well as global business demands. The essence of this competition is direct participation of the stakeholder in the process of development contest and this in turn creates awareness among the stakeholder on the huge possibility of adoption of technology in financial sectors.
WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ICT
Empowerment of women through use of ICT in Bangladesh
The project is being implemented to contribute to empower women in Bangladesh through appropriate use of ICT. This project has three core dimensions: i) improving the academic performance of female students through interactive education; ii) create income generation opportunity for women through promoting profession skills development multimedia materials and iii) improving the competence level of women for better performance in
the employment market. Dnet, in this project worked in collaboration with the WordForge Foundation (WFF), Spain
Dnet launched the functional pallitathya kendra (village information center) model in September 2005. Findings show that Dnet’s pallitathaya model produces real results at the grassroots level in improving access to information.
One of the most successful programs that Dnet has developed and launched is the ‘Infolady’ model. Initially known as ‘Mobile Lady’, this is a model for empowering communities through women info-preneurship. Challenging the status quo and creating the voice – was the essence behind coining the concept of ‘Infolady’. This model was developed by Dnet in 2004. This innovation has a direct contribution to SDG-3 (Sustainable Development Goal, Good Health and Well-being), SDG-5 (Gender Equality), and SDG-8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth). It is a ‘women-for-women’ family based info-preneurship model, where a young woman entrepreneur equipped with modern ICT devices (i.e. Tablet, Smartphone, Dongle, Laptop), travels around villages on her bicycle, and facilitates well-being of the marginalized lives through creation of informed choice options.
Oparajitar Ovijatra is an information and instruction based audio-visual life-skill digital content.
Dnet’s enterprise MCC developed Tara with the aim to boost women’s self-esteem and enhance their decision making power through better access knowledge regarding banking and with banking solutions that meet the lifestyle requirements of women in different segments. This app provides all these necessary information at their fingertips.
CITIZENS ACCESS TO INFORMATION
RTI Online Application Tracking System
Dnet developed the Online Right to Information (RTI) Application (under the RTI Act 2009) Tracking platform for demand-side groups like citizens, activist, and the supply side authorities.
999, National Emergency Helpdesk (NES)
Dnet developed a call center CMS Solution, CRM Solution, content for the citizen, agents and supply side authorities.
ADDRESSING WORKERS’ NEEDS
Repatriation Information Management System (RIMS)
Dnet developed RIMS to facilitate the repatriation process of trafficking survivors from Bangladesh and Nepal to India.
Sromik Jigyasha (Workers’ Queries) App (for BLAST)
Dnet developed “Sromik Jigyasha” to empower individual workers, and members of workers’ and rights organizations to seek legal protection.
Complain Mechanism for Migrant Workers (for ILO-BMET)
The aim of this system is to ease the access of migrant workers to lodge complaints against dedicated authorities, recruitment agencies as well as any particular individual.
Capacity building for Online Complain Mechanism for Migrant Workers (for ILO-BMET)
To provide capacity development among administrator to establish the project 'An Integrated Complaint Mechanism for Migrant Workers.'
Online Performance Management System for Labor Attaché (for Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment)
Dnet developed a reporting panel for Labor Attaché. The system eases the process of report generation along with the report analytics on different activities of Labor Attaché.
Astha: Sushto Hoboi (Trust: To be healthy again) (for MSH)
Astha: Sustho Hoboi is an android application which is developed for TB patients. The application covers the content through which user can able to explore the reason, causes and the prevention for such diseases.
Women’s Mental Health (for IWF and a2i)
A mobile first website designed and developed to increase access towards professional mental health services.
Surokkha (For Safety)
This mApp has been developed for CARE Bangladesh. CARE Bangladesh in Collaboration with UN Women has developed a sexual harassment learning app, which will help a person to identify sexual harassment, create awareness against it, learn and practice sexual harassment high court guidelines.
MaMoni – Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) > Aponjon
The MaMoni Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) project in Bangladesh is a USAID Associate Cooperative Agreement through the Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP). The goal of the project is to reduce maternal, neonatal and child mortality through the improved utilization of integrated maternal, newborn, and child health, family planning, and nutrition (MNCH/FP/N) services.
Aponjon (Power of Health in Every Mother's Hand)
Dnet's Aponjon is the largest mHealth Project in South Asia. Dnet developed a forms app that integrates with the portal and collects data from it. “Aponjon” (“the close/trusted one ‘’in Bangla) is a mobile phone-based mHealth service for expecting and new mothers in Bangladesh under the auspices of Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA).
Aponjon services are operated under the programme agreed between the governments of USA and Bangladesh.
MaMoni – Maternal and Newborn Care Strengthening Project (MaMoni-MNCSP)
This is the continuation to MaMoni-HSS where Dnet lead the renowned and highly proclaimed mHealth intervention “Aponjon”. This project is aimed to increase equitable utilization of quality maternal and newborn care services.
MNCH is the continuum of HSS through provision of health service related information, improvement of patient experience, and facilitation of referral and transport services for advancing maternal and newborn care in the country, with special focus on under-served populations and geographic areas and towards increased uptake of services from public health care facilities.
Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations: Merchants Development Driving Rural Markets (SHIFT-MDDRM)
This is an initiative of UNCDF, Dnet, FBCCI and BDMS supported by the European Union that aims to enhance growth and competitiveness of retail merchants in rural Bangladesh through vertical integration with FMCG value chains and horizontal integration with financial service value chains, especially through the introduction and use of digital business technologies.
As a consortium partner Dnet’s role is to make available the information and data sets about micro–merchants in Bangladesh for policy makers and private sector actors for policies and business decisions. Dnet has already developed a data portal , infographic and a data video documentary on micro-merchants in Bangladesh.
Micro Entrepreneurs Asia (for UNCDF, SHIFT-MDDRM)
To enhance growth and competitiveness of retail merchants in rural Bangladesh through vertical integration with FMCG value chains and horizontal integration with financial service value chains. This is a project funded by the European Union and managed by the UNCDF. Dnet has developed the knowledge toolkit and info-portal and mobile application following human-centric design. Other partners of this project are FBCCI and BDMS (Bangladesh Dokan Malik Samity).
Amar Dokan (My shop) (for UNCDF)
Dnet developed the ‘Amar Dokan” mApp for micromerchants. Amar Dokan aims to gives the best comfort zone to the Micromerchants by helping them to circulate their business effectively and efficiently.
EFFICENT MANAGEMENT OF DRR
Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
(for Dhaka Ahsania Mission)
Dnet developed a centralized system which accommodates the risk assessment document centrally.
Insight Suite (for iSocial Ltd)
This is a pack of software solutions offering data collection for businesses, transaction facilitation and on the fly visualization of real-time data.
DSMS (for iSocial Ltd)
Dnet developed DSMS which is a pack of software solutions consists of CRM and FAQ system, E-commerce, Scheduler, and ticketing system.
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