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2016 Jakarta World Forum for Media Development
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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio & Communication
Chief Editor
Bangladesh
For over two decades, AHM Bazlur Rahman is serving as CEO of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), the largest Community Media broadcasting and ICT4D platform in Bangladesh focused on promoting the UN World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) action line, Media Development, MDGs/SDGs, and Internet Governance localization & democratization. 

Rahman strengthens the impact and collective voice of the multi-stakeholder and leads its engagement on a wide range of policy and programs with the highest levels of the U.N. Government, Media, Academia, and Civil Society actors about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Digital Transformation.
He has led the Bangladesh government's engagement with the International Telecommunication Union on the WSIS process since 2002 and Internet policy issues since 2006, participating in numerous international conferences and associated preparatory work. He has strong strategy, planning, policy development, people’s diplomacy, and management skills.

He co-founded BNNRC, Bangladesh Working Group on WSIS, and Bangladesh IGF. He has been regularly participating in the UN WSIS forum and UN IGF as a speaker in the High-Level Interactive Policy Sessions. He was the strategic Council member of the UN Global Alliance for ICT and Development (UN GAID).

He has been promoting the Report of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation report, the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Roadmap on Digital Cooperation and the United Nations Secretary-General’s Our Common Agenda (2021) in Bangladesh as a facilitator.

BNNRC is in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) accredited with the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), SDGs Media Compact of the United Nations & recipient of prestigious international awards of the UN WSIS prize winner 2016 and Champion 2017, 2019, 2020 & 2021 for UN WSIS action line localization. https://www.bnnrc.net

After receiving the prestigious United Nations recognition for the seventh time, he has driven stakeholders more effectively which resulted in a sharp rise in research and development of Artificial intelligence (AI), Over the Top (OTT), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT), Domain Name System (DNS) ecosystem, Big Data, Data Privacy & Localization, and STEAM in the development process in ensuring at the response through an equity lens & Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Society in the era of Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He holds a Master of Social Science (MSS) in Government and Politics from the Asian University of Bangladesh. He has enjoyed a long-term fellowship in legislative development from the US Department of State in the USA. Currently, he is enjoying the policy research fellowship on Shaping the Future of Media, Entertainment & Society in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

He can be reached at: bnnrcbd@gmail.com  | www.bnnrc.net | +8801711881647