Seminar on promoting responsible digital practices held
June 23, 2022
Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Aminul Islam Khan addressed a seminar on promoting responsible digital practices held at The Westin, Dhaka on Tuesday.
The National Seminar on Promoting Responsible Digital Practices was held at The Westin Dhaka on Tuesday. In this seminar, Aminul Islam Khan, Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education; Charles Whiteley, Ambassador & Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh; Md. Shahidul Islam, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, Dhaka; and Dr Khandoker Azizul Islam, Additional Secretary, ICT Division graced the event with their astute remarks in the seminar. In the seminar there was 120+ notable persons from different sectors including but not limited to university faculty members, students, journalists, researchers, lawyers, members of the CSOs, INGOs, GOs, law enforcing agencies, corporate organizations and so on. This astonishing gathering was a balanced crowd of some of the best minds in the country.
Dnet is implementing the project “Foster Responsible Digital Citizenship to Promote Freedom of Expression in Bangladesh”, which is co-funded by European Union and Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF Bangladesh). The aim of this project is to promote good digital citizenship in Bangladesh to support freedom of expression in the society. The project is helping young people to become responsible citizens by creating a culture of positive behavior in the digital world and encouraging them to express themselves freely and securely online. Under this project, Dnet has connected 5 reputed universities and continues to raise awareness among 5,000 students in Dhaka and Rajshahi. The three years’ long project has connected more than 50,000 digital citizens through online learning portals (www.digitalcitizenbd.com), social media platforms and publicity at universities.
As a part of this amazing project Dnet organized the ‘National Seminar on Promoting Responsible Digital Practices’ at The Westin Dhaka, on Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM. The seminar showcased various research information, knowledge and educational materials developed under the project to help young people in a secure digital environment. The seminar also had a vibrant discussion about the challenges young people face in the online world as well as exercising the freedom of expression. From Dnet Niaz Islam Arif, Elma Hoque, Ashik Mahmud and others; and from FNF Bangladesh Wolfgang Heinze, Dr. Najmul Hossain, Salwa Jahan, Fabian Ismat and others took part in the seminar.
Aminul Islam Khan, Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, said “Let me appreciate European Union, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and Dnet for holding this National Seminar on Promoting Responsible Digital Practices based on very timely and significant theme of Digital Citizenship and online free expression. I believe the initiatives FRDC project has undertaken which were presented here today, is very helpful for the youths of Bangladesh and of a much shared concern not only nationally but also in the broader world stage.”
Md. Shahidul Islam, Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate said, “The vision of our Prime Minister is to build a Digital Bangladesh will only be possible if the users of digital device and internet facilities of our country become well aware about the best usage of digital platforms. And as we find out today that the best way to prepare our young generation for the digital realm is through educating them.”
Published: 21 Jun 2022 09:08 PM