BASIS and PUM-Netherlands signed a MoU on Friday 3rd February 2017 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) Dhaka, Bangladesh, under the Technology Transfer for Private Sector Development Programme (TTPSDP) of MIDAS. After signing, Mr. Mustafa Jabbar, President of BASIS and Mr. Henry van Vliet, Sector Coordinator: IT Business Consultancy of PUM-Netherlands exchanged the MoU Document on behalf of their respective organization.
Dr. A.S.M. Mashi-ur-Rahman, Managing Director, MIDAS and Ms. Farhana A Rahman, Vice President, of BASIS were present in this occasion.
Under this MoU, BASIS members will receive Senior Expert Services from PUM-Netherlands to develop their ICT business through MIDAS.
Digital technologies have spread rapidly in much of the world. Digital dividends—that is, the broader development benefits from using these technologies—have lagged behind. In many instances, digital technologies have boosted growth, expanded opportunities, and improved service delivery. Yet their aggregate impact has fallen short and is unevenly distributed. For digital technologies to benefit everyone everywhere requires closing the remaining digital divide, especially in internet access. But greater digital adoption will not be enough. To get the most out of the digital revolution, countries also need to work on the “analog complements”—by strengthening regulations that ensure competition among businesses, by adapting workers’ skills to the demands of the new economy, and by ensuring that institutions are accountable.
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