ICT sector at the post-LDC time: The Way Forward

  • Date

    24th Feb 2023, Friday

  • Type


  • Speakers

    12 Speaker(s)

  • Total Attendance


  • Time

    03:00pm - 05:00pm

  • Venue

    Seminar Hall-1 (1st floor: Central Hall)



The information and communication technology (ICT) industry cannot be emphasized as the nation attempts to diversify its export portfolios, which will be one of its main difficulties in the post-LDC (least developed country) era. Since the government launched the push for a Digital Bangladesh back in 2009, the software and IT-enabled services industry has been rising quickly. ICT enables technology that makes numerous activities more efficient and affordable. Fast forwarding to 2026, when Bangladesh is expected to be graduating to a Developing Country, it will experience new set of opportunities and challenges, where, the ICT sector is no exception. In the fiscal year 2021-22, ICT sector generated US$ 1.4 billion in export earnings, which the government and industry have jointly set a target to increase to US$ 5 billion by 2025. Meanwhile, our home-grown ICT sector holds US$ 1.5 billion equivalent market share in the local market. The ICT sector is the key enabler of the country’s governance, trade and investment, in the face of new challenges and opportunities, the key factor for Bangladesh's ICT sector would be to increase the productivity of the existing workforce by reskilling and up-skilling for remaining competitive as it means more outputs generated using lesser resources. ICTs have significantly benefitted LDCs' development, particularly in the areas of financial inclusion, poverty reduction, and health. Overall this seminar will set an effort to discuss the preparedness of Bangladesh ICT sector considering the LDC graduation.


Chief Guest

Professor Dr. Md. Sazzad Hossain


University Grants Commission of Bangladesh

Special Guest

Mr. Md. Hafizur Rahman

Additional Secretary (Director General), WTO Wing

Ministry of Commerce

Special Guest

Mr. Sheikh Faezul Amin

Additional Secretary (Policy, Law and International Co-operation)

Ministry of Industries

Special Guest

Mr. Khan Md. Nurul Amin, ndc

Chief (Additional Secretary), General Economics Division

Ministry of Planning

Guest of Honour

Dr Fahmida Khatun

Executive Director

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD)

Guest of Honour

Dr. Selim Raihan

Executive Director

South Asian Network on Economic Modeling (SANEM)


Mr. M Rashidul Hasan

Managing Director & CEO

Systech Digital Limited

Guest of Honour

Mr. Wahid Sharif


Bangladesh Association of Contact Center and Outsourcing (BACCO)


Engr. Subrata Sarkar


Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS)


Ms. Shomi Kaiser


e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (e-CAB)


Ms. Samira Zuberi Himika

Senior Vice President

Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services

Guest of Honour

Mr. Uttam Kumar Paul

Managing Director

Best Business Bond Ltd.