Organiser – BRAC
BRAC is a development organisation dedicated to alleviating poverty by empowering the poor. BRAC’s journey began in 1972 in the newly sovereign Bangladesh, and over the course of our evolution, we have been playing a role of recognising and tackling the many different realities of poverty. BRAC is the largest non-governmental development organisation in the world, measured by the number of employees and the number of people it has helped. Its vision is a world free from all forms of exploitation and discrimination where everyone has the opportunity to realize their potential. Its mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Our interventions aim to achieve large scale, positive changes through economic and social programs that enable men and women to realise their potential.
Supporting Partner – DEF
DEF believes access to the Internet together with digital literacy can empower people to use information and knowledge to improve their lives on their own in various ways using different digital tools. DEF has adopted a multi-stakeholder approach and a seven-fold path to enable communities, governments, schools, civil society organisations and micro-enterprises avail the benefits of the Information Age. It promotes more extensive use of ICTs for development and has created platforms for discovering and honouring ICTD innovators and practitioners so as to create a knowledge hub and database and an ecosystem that can enable digital innovators to share knowledge, forge partnerships and scale up. It is also engaged in advocacy and research on all digital areas and such issues as Internet rights and right to information.
Associate Partner – Prothom Alo
The Daily Prothom Alo, leading Bengali news media of Bangladesh in both print and online. Prothom Alo is being published since November 4, 1998. In its 14 years long journey it has been redefining the newspaper industry of Bangladesh again and again. Prothom Alo is owned by Mediastar Limited and it is considered as the flagship brand of this company. It is published by Transcraft Limited. Mediastar Limited has 5 subsidiaries; they are Prothom Alo, Prothom Alo Jobs, Prothoma Prokashon (publication house), Prothoma Boier Dunia (book selling outlet) and Protichinta (quarterly publication on social, economical and political issues).
TV/Media Partner – Channel 24
Channel 24 is a general information television channel in Bangladesh. It was launched on 24 May 2012, and is owned by Times Media LTD. It has gained popularity for news, scripted, and non-fiction programs. It’s a video news portal. Channel 24 is a News Channel of Bangladesh. It’s contents are News 24, Desh 24, Business 24, Sports 24, Entertainment 24, Lifestyle 24, Chittagong 24, Muktobaak etc.
Digital Media Partner – WebAble
WebAble is a digital creative agency delivering ‘WebAbulous’ brand experiences. Based in Bangladesh, with 18 digital marketing technologists, WebAble aims to simplify digital interactions for a select pool of ambitious clients. WebAble’s clientele includes Kaspersky, Aarong, Dell, Bay Developments, Rahimafrooz, Bangladesh Brand Forum, British American Tobacco, Bitdefender, Akhoni.com and other reputed organizations. WebAble’s 360° digital marketing capabilities include Strategy & Analytics, Design, Development, Social Media Marketing, Digital Advertising and Interactive Campaigns.
Exhibition Partner – Friedrich Naumann Foundation
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) is a liberal organization that supports like-minded partners in policy reform, individual freedom and market oriented solution to present day challenges. It is a German-based liberal foundation devoted to organized liberalism. In Bangladesh, they facilitate civic awareness to promote liberal ideas on market economy, right to information and governance issues. They work with citizens, policy-makers, business bodies, think-tanks, journalists and other members of the civil society.