SNAPSHOTS: Who is at the IGF II? Reza Salim


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Reza Salim is the director of APC-member organisation, the Bangladesh Friendship Education Society (BFES). BFES, a non-"state" in this glossary). As a general rule, "government" should not be capitalised.

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development organization based in Bangladesh, was established in 1993 to support educational projects in rural areas. The Developing Knowledge Network is a key BFES initiative.

Reza believes it is crucial to empower rural communities, for instance by helping them to access information and communications technologies (ICTs). In Bangladesh, more than 80% of the population live in the countryside. Reza is attending the second Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a forum for multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on how the internet is run. It was set up at the end of 2005 by the United Nations Secretary-General following a resolution made by governments at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).

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Source: APC">IGF to learn from others’ experiences and is particularly interested in the workshops on rural access.

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