In the throes of a digital renaissance, Bangladesh, steered by the government's Digital Bangladesh initiative, has achieved a remarkable technological evolution. The nation has seen an uptick in internet connectivity, digital financial services, e-education, and e-commerce, with an entrepreneur-driven surge.
It needs to recognise both the challenges and the opportunities.
In the recent case, the entire profile of an individual could be obtained from the Telegram channel by just providing two inputs: the NID number and the date of birth.
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.
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.
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.
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.