Fostering ICT integration in development initiatives and mainstreaming ICT4D in developing countries is the core expertise of Mr. Akbar. E-Krishok is one of the flagship ICT service brand in agriculture sector targeting farmers and agro-businesses. Nutrition Club is a new venture led by Mr. Akbar to engage youth in nutrition to achieve the SDG 1, 2 and 3. Innovation is the driving theme of BIID for developing sustainable ICT4D services. Nutrition Club and B-Lab are new ventures Mr. Akbar pursuing to fight against malnutrition & unemployment among youth in rural areas. Born on August 4, 1970 at Chittagong, Bangladesh and completed his Masters in Finance & Banking from University of Dhaka, Mr. Akbar worked as ICT Consultant in SwissContact/Katalyst, Bangladesh and introduced Rural ICT Market in Bangladesh led by private sector. Mr. Akbar also served in financial sector (SMEs and Agriculture Credit) for 8 years. He founded Bangladesh Institute of ICT in Development (BIID) in 2008 to foster entrepreneurship led ICT4D and worked in Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Myanmar etc. He contributed in various global ICT4D initiatives including the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) at national and international level and working with UN APCICT for the WIFI Program. Mr. Akbar serves as a Member of the Editorial Panel of ICT4D Working Paper Series. Mr. Akbar contributed the development of eAgriculture Strategy developed by ITU and FAO. Mr. Akbar is now serving as the Chairman of Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN), a regional network of 8 member countries promoting telecentre and ICT4D.