Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu to represent Bangladesh at Internet Governance Forum in Brazil

Hasanul Haque Inu

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will represent the country at the Global Multi-stakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance titled NETmundial 2014 on 23rd and 24th of this month at Sao Paulo, the largest city in Brazil. 

NETmundial is organized by a partnership between the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee- (Comitê Gestor da Internet no Brasil) and ‘1Net’, a forum that brings together international entities of the various stakeholders involved in Internet governance.  

Hasanul Haq Inu, also the chairperson of Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF)  established in 2006 will join the NETmundial as a member of the Council of Governmental Advisors.

BIGF provides a domestic independent forum in the country to engage civil society, government, corporate sector, technical, media and academia to create partnerships, coalitions and dialogues with a view to illuminate issues and cultivate constructive discussions about Internet in conjunction with the UN Internet Governance Forum (UN IGF).

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, previously the Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Post and Telecommunication of Bangladesh will lead the 5-member Bangladesh delegation to NETmundial.

The delegation is composed of one representative each from government, private sector, civil society, policy expert and technical community that includes Dr. Md Akram Hossain Chowdhury, Chairperson & Policy Expert, Center for E – Parliament Research, Afroza Haq, Member of Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS), Mohammad Abdul Haque (M. A. Haque Anu) Secretary General Bangladesh Internet Governance Forum (BIGF) and Assistant Editor Monthly Computer Jagat, and AHM Bazlur Rahman, Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC) and member the Multi-Stakeholder Steering Group (MSG) of Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF).

The NETmundial is backed by the High-Level Multi-stakeholder Committee (HLMC) of 27 members and chaired by the Brazilian Minister of Communications Mr. Paulo Bernardo Silva. The 27 members include 12 countries as co-hosts, Argentina, Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey and United States of America and 12 Multi-stakeholder Community representatives that include 3 members from each of Civil Society, Private Sector, Academia and Technical Community. The rest 3 members are International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) of the United Nations, and European Commission.

In the Sao Paulo NETmundial a total number of 869 participants including government, civil society, private sector, academia and technical committee of 79 countries will focus on the roadmap for the future evolution of Internet governance to outline possible steps forward in the process of continuously improving the existing Internet governance framework ensuring full involvement of all stakeholders.

Executive Multi-stakeholder Committee (EMC) of NETmundial with the inputs of High-level Multi-stakeholder Committee (HLMC) prepared the proposed roadmap after review of 188 content contributions received from 46 different countries and is open for public input online (  

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