Dhaka, 21 December 2014: UNIC Dhaka and Department of Public Libraries/Ministry of Cultural Affairs jointly organized a day-long workshop titled Information Services in Rural Bangladesh – an a2i initiative at Public Library Conference Room on 21 December 2014. Mr. Asaduzzaman Noor MP, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Cultural Affairs inaugurated the workshop as chief guest while Director General (Additional Secretary) of Public Library Mr Md. Hafizur Rahman presided over. Mr. Nick Beresford, UNDP Country Director, a.i and Dr. Ranjit Kumar Biswas, Secretary, Ministry of Cultural Affairs spoke as special guests. The key-note paper was presented by Mr. Mustafizur Rahman, Director, Innovation, Access to Information (a2i) project. Around forty library and information professionals from public, private, NGOs, academic and international institutions took part in the workshop. The workshop was moderated by M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge, UNIC Dhaka.