The First International Conference on Digital Education in Bangladesh

  • Organizer: Jointly BacBon and Center on Budget and Policy (CBP), University of Dhaka
  • Duration: 1st September 2015
  • Funded by: Net-Learning Inc. Japan, KJS Co. Ltd. Japan, Daffodil International University, and Datasoft BD Ltd.
  • Venue: Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban, University of Dhaka
Brief of Activities:

BacBon and Center on Budget and Policy (CBP), the University of Dhaka jointly organized the “First International Conference on Digital Education,” Dhaka- September-2 2015. The goal of organizing the conference was to bring all the initiatives on ICT-based teaching-learning initiatives in a single platform, promote “digital education” countrywide, inform policymakers about the ongoing revolution in “digital education,” and promote policy reforms to revolutionize e-learning initiatives.
A total of 600 people participated in the conference, including 84 international guests where most of them were from Japan.

The conference chair was Dr. M. Abu Eusuf, Director, Center on Budget and Policy, University of Dhaka. Special Guests were Dr. A A M S Arefin Siddique, Honorable Ex Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dhaka, and Dr. Atiur Rahman, Ex-Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Guest of Honor was Mr. Masato Watanabe, His Excellency the Ambassador of Japan in Bangladesh, and Chief Guest was Mr. Nurul Islam Nahid, Ex. Honorable Minister of Education and Keynote Speakers was Professor Yonekura Seiichiro, Hitotsubashi University, Japan. On the conference occasion, BacBon organized an Idea Challenge Competitions across Bangladesh. A total of 120 teams competed in the challenge, and 05 teams qualified for the final competition. BacBon organized an incubation workshop for the finalists to enhance ideas and scale them up to the next level. For more details, please visit our conference website