News & Events

Successful delivery of 2nd eGovernment Management (the 8th ITEG) course at BPATC

12 Dec 2011 - 8 Jan 2012

The second eGovernment Management Course has been completed successfully on the 8th January 2012 through a certificate award ceremony at BPATC.  Mr. A  Z M Shafiqul Alam, Rector, BPATC distributed certificates amongst the sixteen participants from different public sector organizations in Bangladesh.

This newly developed course is cementing its place in Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC) calendar through the delivery of two consecutive courses in 2011 and 2012, followed by an intensive course only for the faculty members.

The month long intensive course kept the participants extremely busy throughout, which they found very rewarding.  On behalf of the participants Mr. Nazrul Islam spoke on the occasion to provide an overall feedback on the course.  He highlighted the benefit of this comprehensive program which provided them important and essential management skills needed to manage eGovernment.

The program also included study tour on real life eGov cases that included visit to an Union Information Center (UIC) at Savar, Bangladesh Bureau Statistics (BBS), National Board of Revenue (NBR) and Access to Information (A2I) project at Prime Ministers’ Office. Guest speakers from relevant organizations also spoke to the participants at different phases of the course.

BPATC rector Mr. A Z M Shafiqul Alam, Course Advisor Md Akram Hosain and Course Director Md Afzal Hopsain delivered speech and thanked everyone for the successful completion of the course, especially to AusAID and ANU for taking this capacity building initiative at BPATC along with personal dedication made by individuals. Dr Ahmed Imran from the Australian National University also spoke on the occasion and stressed to build upon the success achieved so far in order to realize its long term objective.

BPATC staff members, faculty members , course management teams and Mr. Rafiqul Islam Rowly, the local coordinator of the program was also present on the occasion.

List of the Participants

  1. Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman Hosaini, Deputy Director, Ansar & VDP Head Quarters
  2. Mr. A.M. Motaher Hossain, Senior Information Officer, Press Information Department, Bangladesh Secretariat
  3. Mr. Md. Nazrul Islam, System Analyst, Computer Wing, Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, Agargaon, Dhaka.
  4. Mr. Sohel Ahmed, Administrative Officer, NAEM,
  5. Lt Cdr Md. Imtiaz Hossain, Chief Security Officer, Mongla Port Authority, Khulna Office
  6. Mr. Ayub Khan, Upazila Social Services Officer, Nabinagar, B-Baria.
  7. Mr. Noor Ali Hasan Zobaidy, Social Services Officer, District Social Services Office, Naogaon.
  8. Mr. Mortoza Al Mamun, Assistant Engineer, Khulna Development Authority, Khulna.
  9. Mr. A.K.M. Monirul Islam, Assistant Director (Common Service), NAEM, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
  10. Mr. A.T.M. Abdullahel Baki, Secretary, Zila Parishad, Gaibandha.
  11. Ms. Shamsun Naher, Training Specialist, NAEM, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
  12. Mr. Md. Alauddin Hossain, Senior Scientific Officer, River Research Institute, Faridpur
  13. Mrs. Asfia Mehbuba, Asstt. Programmer, Bangladesh Karmochary Kallyan Board, Head Office, Shegunbagicha, Dhaka.
  14. Mr. Md. Mofizur Rahman, Assistant Registrar, Dhaka University of Engineering & Technology, Gazipur
  15. Mr. Mohammad Abul Hossain, Junior Archaeological Chemist , Department of Archaeology, Agargaon, Sher-e-Banglanagar, Dhaka
  16. Mr. Md. Saidur Rahman, Research Officer, Bangladesh Forrest Research Institute, (BFRI), Chittagong.

Next Course on eGov Management on 12 Dec 2011

7 ITEG (eGov Management Course) at BPATC finishes on 28th June 2011

Trial of eGovernment Management Course at BPATC

13-22 March 2011

The first delivery of a newly developed eGovernmet Management Course was run for the faculty members of BPATC in a intensive mode. Eighteen faculty members participated in the eight day workshop conducted by the ANU team. The program was well received by participates; the interest it generated amongst the faculty members with no ICT background was noteworthy. The program fine tuned the course structure and material to suit the context based on the feedback and responses from the participants. About one third of the full course materials were tested through this program. The other objectives of the program were to select and train potential trainers for the subsequent courses. Lectures on e- government were also conducted in the foundation course for public sector officials and senior Staff Course at BPATC during the period. BAPTC’s firm commitment to this program was clearly demonstrated through the placement of the program on their training agenda, in addition to smooth arrangement of the course.

Canberra Workshop and Visit of Bangladesh Counterparts

12-22 March 2011

A team from the counterpart organisation (BPATC) visited ANU from 22-26 November 2011 in connection with the project. In addition to the attendance at a two day workshop no “eGovrment Management Curriculum Design and Course Planning” the visit also included tour relevant organisation and demonstration of best practices on training and e-government.

Vice Chancellor’s award for community outreach

16 November

Professor Sharley Gregor and Dr Ahmed Imran, who led a public service linkage project 2008-2009, have been awarded the prestigious ANU’s Vice Chancellor’s award 2010 for their contribution to the community outreach. Although the project has an applied research aspect, it went beyond what is required in the substantive positions of these individuals, in terms of greater societal benefit. The activity required a great deal of effort that may not be recognized in terms of normal academic outputs, but may have a long term practical implication in changing the fate of the countries on the other side of the digital divide. The $4000 prize money of this award were donated to charities that advance ICT and education goals in the disadvantaged schools of Bangladesh.

Project Launch

27 August 2010

A project introduction program was held on 27 August 2070 at a forum by the ANU College of Business and stakeholders from government and non-government organisations. The High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Australia highly appreciated this initiative and thanked ANU and AusAID for the effort which could have for reaching benefit for the country Bangladesh. The AusAID  officials including Dean of ANU CBE also expressed their deep satisfaction with the success achieved through this activity so far and expressed their strong  will to support this program. The program included a brief over view of the previous program, reflection and learnt and the plan for the new program. Suggestions and comments were taken from the audience for the future program.

MOU Exchanged with BPATC

30 June 2010

Dr Ahmed  Imran visited Bangladesh to formalise  a Memorandum of understanding between ANU And BPATC In July 2011. During this trips, Dr Imran also conduct several groups and workshop with faculty members form Counterpart institutions and trainee officers to establish initial requirements for the training program. An evalution of the first phase also been carried out along with the program.