Leaving no one behind

Date : 20th October, 2016 Venue : Seminar Hall 1 (Ground Floor) Time : 10:30 AM~12:30 PM
Type :

Governance

Topics :

Leaving no one behind

Date :

20th October 2016, Thursday

Time :

10:30 AM~12:30 PM

Venue :

Seminar Hall 1 (Ground Floor)

Speakers :

6 persons

There are around 2.7 million people are affected by Neuro Development Disorder (NDD) in Bangladesh. These people having NDD are classified into four categories:
Autism
Cerebral Palsy
Down Syndrome
Intellectual disability

These disorders are quite different from other disabilities like blindness or other similar physical disabilities. However, we have very little awareness about these NDDs, which is creating a social barrier for their acceptance, and in turn, induct them into the mainstream of our society. But these people are can be productively utilized in various sector of the economy through appropriate training and skill development. ICT industry can play a key role here by developing these training tools and apps, which could make a huge difference in the lives of these people with NDD.

This could be an enormous opportunity for our ICT industry as the demand for such tools and apps are not limited within Bangladesh, rather this could be a multi-billion dollar market if we could take on the world market. We have seen many IT company in the international arena hire people with NDD not as matter of any corporate social responsibility but they find them commercially attractive.
This seminar aims at discussing these issues and through this we would like to build awareness in our society on how we can support the acceptance of these specially gifted people and find a productive way out for them.

Speakers

Speaker NameSpeaker RoleDesignationOrganization
Mr. Nuruzzaman Guest of Honour State Minister Social Welfare Ministry
Stephen Mark shore Keynote Board of directors, Assistant Professor of Special Education  Autism Speaks,Adelphi University – School of Education, Special Education
Mustofa Jabbar Moderator President Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
Zunaid Ahmed Palak Special Guest State Minister ICT
Abul Kalam Azad Special Guest DG Ministry of Health
Ehsan Hoque Panelist Inventor University of Rochester
Anir Chowdhury Panelist Policy Advisor A2i
Fokhrul Hasan Panelist   Parent
Dr. Gowher Rizvi Parent Advisor PM of Bangladesh & Member of Suchona Foundation

speakers

Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP
Honorable State Minister, ICT Division
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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Mustafa Jabbar
President
Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS)
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Anir Chowdhury
Policy Advisor (Project Manager)
Access to Information (a2i)
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Stephen Mark shore
Board of directors, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Autism Speaks,Adelphi University,NY
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M. Ehsan Hoque
Inventor
University of Rochester
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Nuruzzaman Ahmed,MP
Hon'ble State Minister, Social Welfare Ministry
Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
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