Bangladesh was awarded the prestigious ‘World Summit on Information Society 2014 Prize’ at the WSIS+10 High Level Event of International Telecommunication Union (ITU) held in Geneva on Tuesday afternoon. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak received the prize at the ITU headquarters in Geneva in a grand ceremony which was attended by Ministers and heads of UN organizations and members of the civil societies.
This award is a tribute to the governments’ outstanding achievements within a short span of 5 years in bringing fundamental changes in providing services to citizen’s doorsteps towards the pursuit of good governance.
Access to Information (A2I) Program is one of the most important initiatives under Prime Minister’s Office for establishing e-governance in Bangladesh. The project has been instrumental in leveraging the benefits of ICT through changing the traditional method of public services delivery in Bangladesh. Common people get services through ICT applications instead of coming to the government offices in person. And, thus the confidence of the people regarding governance has been established and transparency in governance has been ensured.