Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to accelerate the inclusion of physically challenged people in the ICT sector on 06 November 2021 with the Bangladesh Business Disability Network (BBDN). Senior Vice President of BASIS Ms. Farhana A Rahman and CEO, BBDN Mr. Murteza Rafi Khan signed the MoU respectively on behave of BASIS and BBDN.
The core purpose of this collaboration is to increase the number of BASIS members who are actively becoming disability-inclusive organizations by building their disability confidence. BASIS being the national leading body of the IT industry, can play a key role to expedite policy influencing with its members, the broader business community, and the government, while facilitating a window of opportunity in employment creation and setting standards in provisioning appropriate work environments for people with disabilities.
BBDN can potentially be a strategic partner to BASIS in dealing with activities related to disability inclusion and supporting BASIS members to avail the advantages of becoming an inclusive organization while additionally joining efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 inclined with progressive agendas of the present government, as expressed.
BASIS and BBDN look forward to continuing their activities in three broad ways based on timeframe– immediate actions, which can be initiated within 3 months and can be implemented within a shorter timeframe; midterm actions, which require 3-6 months’ time to implement and initiate; long term actions, which require 9-12 months to initiate and implement.
The signing between BASIS and BBDN has taken place with the presence of Vice President (Admin) of BASIS Mr. Shoeb Ahmed Masud, Vice President (Finance) Mr. Mushfiqur Rahman, Director Mr. Rashad Kabir, Joint Secretary (Research Fellow) Mr. Enamul Hafiz Latifee, Corporate Affairs Assistant Manager Mr. Moon Mondal Rajib, Legal Affairs and Content Executive Ms. Laila Binte Rahman, Chairman of BBDN Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Head of Operations Ms. Aziza Ahmed.