Sajeeb Wazed Joy recognized within New York, USA for the work he does to spread the ‘DIGITAL BANGLADESH’ campaign as a volountary advisor, for his outstanding leadership and commitment towards ICT and competitiveness as a tool for sustainable development.
Bringing pride to the nation in the field of ICT, Joy was handed a global award at an event organized jointly by The Plan Trifinio, The World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness, the Global Fashion for Development and the School of Business of the University of New Haven, Connecticut, the USA.
This prestigious honor was heading “High-Level response in support of the first anniversary of the permission of the UN sustainable improvement purposes. The significance of ICT competitiveness as a tool for sustainable development”; An award that was proposed this year in the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, the honor will henceforth be given regularly on an annual basis to an individual that uses ICT in the name of sustainable development.
Sheikh Hasina, speaking of Sajeeb’s achievements said, “He is the mastermind behind the development of IT in Bangladesh through which people from all spheres are becoming self-dependent. I am proud to have him as my son.”
Joy, receiving the award, said: “The credit goes to all the officers and employees of the Bangladesh government. They are all working together for implementing the vision of Digital Bangladesh.”
Sheikh Hasina emphasized that ICT has become a critical enabler for the country’s inclusive growth, sustainable development, and good governance. “It drives our aim to build a knowledge-based society for achieving our Vision-2021 and Vision-2041. Indeed, ICT holds for us a key to unlocking the full potentials of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” she added.
Joy has a vision of making Bangladesh a BPO hub by 2021 and enabling over 30,000 e-learning labs across the country to allow people.
(Additional reporting by UNB)