Smart Bangladesh

Bangladesh needs proper policy for net zero by 2050

As a growing economy that needs to adopt clean technology, Bangladesh requires coordinated efforts and proper policy support to achieve net zero by 2050, said experts yesterday. 

Digital refinance scheme’s fund raised to Tk 500cr

Bangladesh Bank has raised the fund for the digital refinance scheme to Tk 500 crore from Tk 100 crore, dedicated for disbursement of “digital nano loan” among marginalised people.

E-centres in shambles

Is this what Digital Bangladesh should look like?

Two local startups win BDT 1 Crore of Govt's startup grant

The top 52 startups received BDT 7 crore in the 3rd iteration of the Bangabandhu Innovation Grant (BIG) 2023,  organised by the Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) Project of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division.

Shikkhar Shamajik Dayitto / A novel approach to sustainable quality education

Quality education is a requirement for “Smart Bangladesh,” and it will be an irremediable loss if the country fails to educate its young generation in order to reap the benefits of a demographic dividend that will slip away in the 2030s.

JCI Smart Expo showcases cutting-edge tech for Smart Bangladesh

Over 50 companies showcased futuristic services and highlighted ground-breaking technologies

National Budget FY2023-24 / Whom is the budget supposed to serve?

The budget is only an account of the government's income and expenditure, one can’t expect it to make any fundamental changes to the economic structure.

Fixing the learning gaps caused by Covid-19

The government has to invest in good education; a meagre two percent of the nation’s GDP is not going to create a "Smart Bangladesh."

The next era: Joining forces for a Smart Bangladesh

During the recent Bangladesh Business Summit, it was clear that the next era of growth will come from a collective and collaborative effort. Today, Bangladesh is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and is proudly building up to the trillion-dollar journey ahead.

March 6, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023

Digital literacy is key to building a Smart Bangladesh

It can prepare us for the nation’s present and future needs

February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023

For a smart Bangladesh, we need smart workers

Our education system does not equip students with the necessary skills for the job market.

February 11, 2023
February 11, 2023

Dhaka’s uninspiring govt primary schools

The government aims to build a “Smart Bangladesh” by 2041, but without fixing our faulty public education system, how far can it achieve this goal? The human resources for Bangladesh’s future are being short-changed at the primary education level,  finds The Daily Star through visits to several schools right in the heart of the capital.

February 10, 2023
February 10, 2023

INFOCOM 2023 explores the future of technology and business

Under the theme "Leading With Purpose", this year's conference is being held in association with the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI) and The Daily Star.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

5 Top Stories to Know Today

If you have missed out on the news updates, then do not worry. Just scroll down and take a look at the important stories all in one place.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Our collective role in building a Smart Bangladesh by 2041

To achieve and reach the expected goals of Smart Bangladesh, the AL government should emphasise on attracting more creative, visionary, and young leaders in the party who are aware of the latest developments in the field and able to leverage the benefits of this rapidly changing world.

January 20, 2023
January 20, 2023

Mahfuz Anam Writes: In ‘Smart Bangladesh,’ how smart is it to kill our rivers?

As if in vengeance we have been ferociously and relentlessly destroying our rivers in, what can only be termed as, a suicidal streak.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

Digital Bangladesh: A story of transformation, resilience, and sustainability

One of the major success stories of Digital Bangladesh, that has helped put the country on the map of research circles, is its resilience in the face of the Covid pandemic.

January 6, 2023
January 6, 2023

Mahfuz Anam writes: What is the state of Awami League as a political party?

This election year, the question that will inevitably come to the fore is of how successful AL has been in keeping its promises.