[FoME] Community Radio related two BNNRC Initiative recognized as the Champions in UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Prizes 2019

AHM Bazlur Rahman ceo at bnnrc.net
Mi Feb 20 17:58:48 CET 2019

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*Dear Madam/Sir, *

Greetings from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication
is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council
(ECOSOC), accredited with UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
& SDGs Media Compact of the United Nations.

It is our great pleasure to inform you that Bangladesh NGOs Network for
Radio and Communication (BNNRC)’s two projects has recognized as the
Champions of the prestigious UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)
Prizes contest 2019. Projects are;

*1. Climate justice and resilience through Community Radio at coastal areas
of the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh, Supported by the COAST Trust,
Bangladesh. **https://bnnrc.net/climate-justice-resilience/

*2. Creating Awareness on Right to Information (RTI) through Community
Radio, Supported by Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF),

have won the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prize 2019
as the champion for the implementation of the WSIS Action Line.

WSIS Prizes 2019 with more than two million votes cast by WSIS
Stakeholders’ community. Out of 1064 nominated ICT success stories from
around the world, following a comprehensive review by the Expert Group, of
1140 projects submitted by the WSIS Stakeholders’ community.

*BNNRC will be awarded the Champion’s certificates from the ITU
Secretary-General during the special event dedicated to achievement, the
WSIS Prizes 2019 Ceremony, on Tuesday, 9 April 2019 **during the WSIS Forum
2019 (8-12 April 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland)*

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a global United
Nations (UN) multistakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of
the WSIS Action Lines for advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It is co-organized by ITU, UNESCO, UNDP and UNCTAD, in close collaboration
with all WSIS Action Line co-/facilitators and other UN organizations
UNITAR, UNICEF and UN Regional Commissions). It represents the world's
largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. It
provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and
sharing of best practices while identifying emerging trends and fostering
partnerships, taking into account the evolving Information and Knowledge
Societies. In follow up to the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall
Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (Res. A/70/125) and with the
adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Res. A/70/1), the
WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between
the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2019, WSIS will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the establishment of
WSIS Forum from April 8 to 12, under the theme “Information and
Communication Technologies for achieving the Sustainable Development
Goals”. WSIS Forum thereby continues to provide a platform for a “just and
equal information society” for all WSIS Stakeholders as set by the Geneva
Plan of Action.

*It would be mentioned that BNNRC won the WSIS Award in 2016  as the
winner, supported by Free Press Unlimited, The Netherlands and champion of
2017. BNNRC has been chosen for this award on account of its creative
thinking, critical analysis, strong leadership and exceptional innovation
of community media sector contributing towards voices of the voiceless
people in rural Bangladesh.*

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your invaluable
contribution towards BNNRC, which is a key to our success in line with
community electronic media for development (CEM4D) and empowering rural
people for participating in the UN WSIS Action line and Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) in rural Bangladesh.

With best regards,



AHM. Bazlur Rahman-S21BR | Chief Executive Officer |

Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC)

[Consultative Status with the ECOSOC of the United Nations]

*Research Fellow*, Shaping the Future of Media, Information  & Entertainment

in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution(4th IR)

House: 9/4 Road: 2, Shaymoli, Dhaka-1207| Bangladesh|

Phone: +88-02-9130750| 9101479 | +88 01711881647

Fax: 88-02-9138501 | ceo at bnnrc.net | bnnrcbd at gmail.com |

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