AHM Bazlur Rahman-S21BR is Chief Executive Officer and founder Secretary of Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication . BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC) of the United Nations.
AHM Bazlur Rahman has more than 20 years experience in leveraging community media and communication to create successful policy advocacy in Bangladesh in line with rural development.
Concerned with millions of people still deprived of basic needs and the benefits of Information and Communication Technology in Bangladesh, 2000 he founded Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) as a national networking body working for building a democratic society based on the principles of free flow of information, equitable & affordable access to Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) of remote & marginalized population.
BNNRC has been undertaking pioneer approaches to integrate ICT and Community Media for Development, Knowledge Management, policy advocacy for good governance, people's right in country and global commons and poverty alleviation at the grassroots through its networking NGO/CSOs in Bangladesh.
BNNRC's outreach extends to local, national and international forums for communicating Knowledge for Development (KM4D). In this backdrop, communication is recognized as an essential human need and, therefore, as a basic human right.
BNNRC now strives for the following core interventions to contribute in achieving 6th five Years Plan, UN World Summit on the Information Society (UN WSIS) Action Plan and Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through:
Right to Information for ensuring improved livelihood of the marginalized
ICT for Development for Bridging the Digital Divide in rural areas &
Community Radio/Community Broadcasting for amplifying voices for the voiceless
Amateur Radio for Disaster Risk Reduction
What are your domain(s) of expertise?
Agriculture Farm Community Broadcasting
What is your relationship with agricultural information management standards, tools and services?
Agriculture Farm Community Broadcasting news magazine Farmers mobilization