Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) is an enterprise engaged in developing ICT enabled products and services to support private, non-government and government initiatives targeted at rural communities in particular and citizens in general in providing them with access to ICTs and ICT enabled information and services. Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) is a distinct initiative to support development and promotion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based services in Bangladesh. The distinction of BIID lies in clear identification of ICT market development opportunities through continuous knowledge management, innovation and development.
Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) Services:
Although it came into being in 2008, the leadership behind BIID draws on many years of experience and exposures to ICT for Development (ICT4D) both home and abroad. BIID offers a range of consulting services that are aimed at contributing to improve livelihood, business development of enterprises and initiatives engaged in ICT enabled knowledge based services.
Research and Development:
Research and Development is at the core of BIIDs approach to ICT for development. R&D services offered by BIID are aimed at development of business models, services and community outreach strategies for Telecentres and other ICT4D initiatives in rural Bangladesh.
Content Creation and Delivery:
Useful and user friendly content is vital in delivering communication services targeted to rural entrepreneurs and communities. Supported by its competence in R&D, BIID specializes in facilitating development of general and location-specific content through its linkages with academic community, research organizations, private and public providers of information.
Knowledge and Skills Development:
Based on its understanding of specific training needs of human resources engaged in operation of ICT4D projects and in the provision of information based service delivery mechanism, BIID offers skill development support for prospective organizations and service providers.
The leadership behind BIID has developed a knowledge base on ICT4D through active participation and sharing with local and international forums. BIID plans to continuously build on it by working in the field so that it can become a major contributor of knowledge to practitioners, researchers, policymakers and other stakeholders both home and abroad through capturing the lessons and sharing with relevant stakeholders.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
Whenever BIID is engaged in an intervention, BIID takes care to ensure to monitor activities taking place and to evaluate their impact with respect to the desired aims and goals.