Information & Communication Technology Committee

The ICT Committee shares information on important information e-government technology  tools, policies, procedures and standards; reviews and recommends priorities for standards development; and serves as an information-sharing forum.

The committee also monitors and evaluates existing and future trends in technology that may affect the constituencies of members including: opportunities for job creation, advances in education, impacts on existing regulation and standards and any potential for misuse.

Summary of activities:

  • Share information on efficient, effective and electronic governance for rendering services.
  • Promote economic development and efficient delivery of government services by encouraging governmental and private sector entities to conduct their business and transactions using electronic media.
  • Develop a tool-kit of e-governance tools and appropriate partnerships with potential service providers.
  • Working with vendors of open source e-governance, e-learning and online collaboration platforms to provide feedback and promote the use of such tools within the appropriate communities.

Outputs of the Committee include:

  • Bulletins on new and upcoming technologies which may require changes in legislation and/or standards.
  • Infopacks on various open-source e-governance and e-learning tools.
  • Fact sheets on the importance of e-governance and e-learning tools..
  • Submissions to legislators and government.
  • Policy reports.
  • Educational sessions, webinars and informal networking events.

Get involved:

Appointments are made to the Information & Communication Technology Committee biennially.

Committee communications are conducted electronically, and each member must have an email address to receive committee meeting notices, agendas, reports, etc. Section participation (e.g., involvement in one of the Information & Communication Technology Section’s standing committees, authoring an article for publication, speaking at one of the section’s programs, etc.) is considered in the appointment review.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING NCOV-19
(Coronavirus Pandemic)

Notice Date: 30th March 2020

The health and safety of our staff and contractors are of paramount importance. As such all ITC staff have been advised to work from home for the next 30 days and avoid all non-essential travel. This may reduce accessibility of staff via phone but, pending individual internet issues, most trade commissioners should be accessible via email.

The Council’s IT infrastructure systems are redundant and we use tried and tested collaborative tools that allow full remote working for all staff and contractors. As we use an IP-based phone system, all of our contact details will remain the same.

All webinars, conferences and trade missions are temporarily paused pending the end of the 30 day home quarantine period. The Trade Mission to Malta, Trade Mission to Estonia and Trade Mission to Finland are being re-scheduled for August 2020. Pending any major changes in the current Pandemic situation, Trade Commissioners should update attendees within the next 45 days.

All accounting functions and non-trade-related functions are temporarily paused for the 30 day home quarantine period.

The Council recommends all businesses follow the WHO guidelines which give some useful practical advice for workplaces.

Please stay at home if possible and stay safe!

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