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iDEA project organizes online training on Blockchain

Online training on blockchain technology was organized by the “Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (iDEA) project” of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) under the ICT Division today.

The training under the project of “Education for Nation” started after the inauguration ceremony through video conferencing.

The Senior Secretary of ICT Division Mr. N M Zeaul Alam was present as the chief guest at the inaugural function of the training.

The  Member of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC) Professor Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain and the executive director of Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC) Mr. Parthapratim Deb were the special guests of the program.

Zeaul Alam exchanged experiences on different achievements of ICT division and blockchain technology.

He said, blockchain is an important technology that needs to be used properly. There is considerable interest among our youth on Frontier technology. The ICT division is working as a ‘front line soldier’ ​​using Frontier technology. But, in this case, we need trained manpower the most.

He also expressed the view that blockchain technology would further improve the overall management of the country as well as ensure transparency.

In his speech as a special guest Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain said, we are now in a difficult and unexplainable time due to COVID 19 pandemic. We need to ensure transparency and accountability during this epidemic. This blockchain technology can ensure transparency.

“So it needs to be used properly. There is no alternative to education and research. At this time, everyone should keep their morale strong. We all need to pay special attention to science and technology, research, and ICT skills. Together we must take the country towards a possibility”, added Sazzad.

Thanking all those who helped make the event a success, Parthapratim Deb is eager to continue trying to give everyone an idea about the prevalence of Frontier technology in the world and also said that we want to create an innovative environment through which it will be possible to create an entrepreneurial culture.

The online program was presided over by the project director (Additional Secretary) of the iDEA Project Syed Mojibul Huq and spoke to the conference also.

Moreover, Ph.D. Research fellow of Graduate School of Simulation Studies of University of Hyogo of Japan Mr. Rubaiyat Islam, associate professor at Institute of Information Technology (IIT) of the University of Dhaka Mr. B. M. Mainul Hossain talked to the meeting including Consultants of iDEA Project Monirul Islam and Shohag Chandra Das among other officials of ICT division.

Note that through this day-long training, the basics and Evolution of Blockchain Technology, Blockchain for Supply Chain Management, and Understanding Blockchain Technology were the topics of the training. More than 60 trainees from the Barisal region joined the training through the online platform Zoom.

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