APTN Names Shahid Uddin Akbar Chairman
Chief executive officer of BIID, Shahid Uddin Akbar has been named as the new Chairman of Asia Pacific Telecentre Network (APTN), a regional network of information and communication technologies for development practitioners and organisations from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
Mr. Kabar is the founder and CEO of BIID, an ICT4D organization which he started in 2008 [Read our interview of Mr. Akbar here].
APTN was a joint initiative of UNESCAP and Telecntre.org Foundation. The organization aims to promote information and communication technologies for development in Asia pacific region.