BDSIG 2019

bdSIG 2019

bdSIG 2019 will provide support to 45 fellows and secretariat is providing travel and accommodation expenses. In previous year, it announced 45 fellows name in the 2nd edition. Eminent experts from the Internet Governance community will address participants during the program. BIGF As the host for bdSIG with two days and offer a valid certificate for successful participants. The Bangladesh School of Internet Governance (bdSIG) is going to be held for the third time at 20-21 September, Dhaka in Bangladesh 2019. 

Draft Content and Agenda 

1st Day                            20th September

09:00 – 09:30 am


09:30 – 10:00 am

Purpose of the School 

10:00 – 11:00 am

About Internet Governance  

11:11 – 11:20 am

Tea Break & Knowledge Networking

11:20 – 12:50 pm

Artificial Intelligent Governance

01:00 – 02:15 pm

Prayer, Lunch & Knowledge Networking

02:30 – 03:45 pm

Blockchain Governance 

03:45 – 04:45 pm

Data Protection and Privacy

04:45 – 05:00 pm

Group Photo Session & Knowledge Networking

05:00 – 05:30 pm

Tea Break & Close

2nd Day                            21th September

09:30 – 11:00 am

Internet of Things (IOT) & Big Data Governance

11:00 – 11:30 am

Tea Break & Knowledge Networking

11:30 – 12:15 pm

Digital Economy

12:15 – 01:00 pm

Domain Name System (DNS)

01:00 – 02:30 pm

Prayer, Lunch & Knowledge Networking

02:30 – 04:00 pm

4th Industrial Revolution (4th IR) 

04:00 – 04:45 pm

Certificate Giving Ceremony 

04:45 – 05:00 pm

Tea Break and Close

Some Stats

         *       Total Participants 45

*       Male, Female & Other

*       Age = 18 - 50

*       Government Sector, Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community,

         Academia, Youth and Media


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Fellowship Application Opening : 10 June, 2019

Fellowship Application Deadline : 04 August, 2019

Fellowship Results Announcement: 19 August, 2019

Fellowship Acceptance: 30 August, 2019

The fellowship entails fee waiver to participate in bdSIG 2019.

Who can apply?

Any individual from Bangladesh, from any stakeholder community (Government Sector, Civil Society, Private Sector, Technical Community, Academia, Youth and Media), who has an interest in Internet Governance, and has in the past contributed or wishes to contribute to IG processes, may apply for this program as a Bangladesh Fellow. Any individual from any part of the world can apply as an International Fellow.

Award Package

The successful International applicant will be provided with a reasonable (local host standard) accommodation. This will include free registration. Dinners, when not in the school program are not provided.

Local Fellowship Package

Special Fellowship package for resident of Dhaka, Chittagong, Sylhet, Barishal, Khulna, Mymensingh, Rajshahi and Rangpur in Bangladesh will be provided. This will include free registration to all bdSIG 2019 events, but will include transport and accommodations.

Selection Criteria

Fellowship applicants will be selected by the Selection Committee based on different criteria such as background, experience and contributions, and keeping in mind parameters such as geographical and gender balance and diversity.


Apply Now to Get a Chance to win a bdSIG 2019 Fellowship


Sharing of Teaching Material

bdSIG proposes to share teaching material (background papers, video recordings of sessions etc.) with other SIGs in the region based on a consensus at APSIG level.


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