The Dream of “Digital Bangladesh” – Vision and Contribution of Zunaid Ahmed Palak (State Minister, ICT Division)

Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the Digital Bangladesh Vision program in 2009 following its declaration on the 12th of December in 2008. 

To achieve Her Excellency’s vision of transforming Bangladesh into a knowledge economy by 2041 and a digital economy by 2021, it hopes to be at the forefront of achieving it. 

The Dream of Digital Bangladesh

With the help of the four pillars of Digital Bangladesh, which are Human Resource Development, Connecting Citizens, Digital Government, and Promoting the ICT Industry, Bangladesh is on its way to achieving fantastic growth. 

Over 120 Bangladeshi companies currently export ICT products worth nearly 1 billion dollars to 35 countries. Our goal is to reach USD 5 billion by 2023.

There is strong government commitment and support behind all four pillars of Digital Bangladesh. In order to make it easier for prospective investors and partners to do business, the government has revised policies.

A number of policies have been updated recently, including the Digital Security Act, RTI, IPR, Broadband, PPP, Alternative Investment, and Telecom in addition to a new AI strategy that they have started developing.

Zunaid Ahmed Palak – The Man with a Mission

Zunaid Ahmed Palak, son of the Late Faiz Uddin Ahmed and Ms. Zamila Ahmed, was born on 17 May 1980 in Singra Upazila under Natore district. Zunaid Ahmed Palak passed the SSC examination from the Singra Damdama Pilot School and College in 1995 securing first division with star marks and letter marks in five papers and the HSC examination from the Rajshahi Govt. College in 1997 secured first division with letter marks in two papers. 

He obtained a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree in Political Science, and an LLB from the National University of Bangladesh. Later on, he successfully completed a Capstone Course from the National Defense College (NDC) in Dhaka. 

Then, he started his career as a professional lawyer in the Natore District Judge’s Court, and now he is a member of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association. At the end of his academic career, he joined Bangladesh Awami League, a party that led the nation to its independence. 

He got the nomination from Bangladesh Awami League for the national election held in 2008 and was elected by a huge margin at the age of 28 years. He was the youngest Member of the Parliament (MP) in the ninth parliament. 

He is happily married to Arifa Jesmin (Konika), who did her Master of Science in Psychology and is a lecturer by profession. They are blessed with three sons: Apurbo Zunaid, Arjan Zunaid, and Anirban Zunaid. 

He participated in the UN General Assembly and visited several countries across the globe as part of different official visits, summits, seminars, workshops, and training programs. 

All sorts of modern technologies, especially ICT, law & governance, environment, music, and arts are among his fields of interest.

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