Dhaka, 26 November 2015: UNIC Dhaka and Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) jointly organized a day-long workshop under the banner of UN Library Network on 26 November 2015 at IUB Auditorium. A Key-note paper on ‘Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and COP21’ was delivered by M. Aminul Islam, Senior Advisor for Sustainable Development, UNDP Bangladesh. Another presentation on ‘Impact of ICT in library and information services’ was given by Dr. Mahady Hasan, Head of the Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering and Computer Science, IUB. The workshop was inaugurated by Dr. Shahriar Khan, Professor and Dean of School of Engineering and Computer Science of IUB as chief guest while M. Moniruzzaman, Officer-in-Charge of UNIC Dhaka moderated the workshop. Hossam Haider Chowdhury, Librarian, IUB also spoke on the occasion. A ‘Talk on SDG and Research4 Life’ was delivered by Dr. M. Nazim Uddin, Senior Manager and Head, ICDDR,B Library. Around forty library and information professionals from public, private, NGOs, academic and international institutions took part in the workshop.
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.
Dhaka, 07 December: UN Library Network in Bangladesh (UN L-Net BD) of UNIC Dhaka and icddr,b Library jointly organized a half-day workshop on ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’ and ‘E-Information Resources: Where are we’ at icddr,b conference room on 7 December 2013. A total of 40 library and information experts took part in the workshop. UNIC OIC Kazi Ali Reza was the chief guest in the inaugural session while UNIC KMO & Member Secretary of UN Library Network M. Moniruzzaman moderated the workshop. Two papers were presented in the workshop. Kazi Ali Reza presented a paper on ‘Post-2015 Development Agenda’. Another paper on ‘E-information Resourcces: Where are we’ was jointly presented by Sr. Manager of icddr,b Library Dr. Md. Nazimuddin, UNIC Knowledge Management Officer M. Moniruzzaman and Independent University Librarian Hossam Haider Chowdhury.