Telecentre Network Startup : Bangladesh - Mission 2011

The second generation of telecentres has seen the emergence of national-level networks in various parts of the word including the Ugandan Telecentre Network, Mission 2007 in India and Mission Swaabhimaan in Nepal. Telecentre stakeholders in Bangladesh would like to replicate the methodology used in Mission 2007, which laid the foundation for the establishment of over 100 000 telecentres in India. With technical assistance from a key member of the Mission 2007 team, the Bangladesh Telecentre Network (BTN) aims to establish over 40 000 telecentres in Bangladesh by 2011, 40th anniversary of Independence. The work will be carried out by six taskforces, responsible for telecentre policy (advocacy), capacity building (peer-to-peer learning), locally relevant content development, technical support, resource mobilization and knowledge sharing. Each of the taskforces will be led by an organization of repute with member organizations helping to implement the activities. It is expected that the BTN will serve as a model of telecentre networking for medium-sized Asian countries such as Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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Start Date

Thursday, September 6, 2007

End Date

Saturday, January 23, 2010


24 months

IDRC Officer

Shadrach, Basheerhamad

Total funding

CA$ 137,926


Bangladesh, Central Asia, Far East Asia, South Asia, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Viet Nam, Thailand

Project Leader

Ananya Raihan



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