Palak world’s 100 most influential people in digital government
Published : 09 Aug 2018, 10:54:12
The name of State Minister for Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak has appeared in the list titled ‘World’s 100 Most Influential People in Digital Government’, prepared by a UK-based organization ‘Apolitical’.
Notable personalities in this list include Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, founder of the worldwide web (www) Tim Berners-Lee, Indian Minister for Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad and Taiwanese Minister for Digital Audrey Tang, said an official handout here.
According to Apolitical, the people included in this list have demonstrated unprecedented success and visionary leadership in implementing digital government in their respective jurisdictions. They are significantly contributing in taking public services at the door step of the general mass by harnessing digital technologies.
Full list can be seen at https://apolitical.co/lists/digital-government-world100/, the release added.
The UK Foreign Office, European Commission, Government of Canada and World Economic Forum are among the patrons and partners of Apolitical.
They also offer a free platform helping public servants and their partners in more than 120 countries across the globe.
State Minister Palak is placed in this inaugural list of top 100 people.
In formulating this list, nominations were received from renowned international organizations including OECD, the Open Government Partnership, USAID, etc. that is finalized through rigorous research by experts.
In 2016, Zunaid Ahmed Palak was nominated Young Global Leader (YGL) by World Economic Forum (WEF), an international organization for public-private cooperation. Every year WEF publishes a list of below 40 years most promising leaders in the world as YGL.
In reaction Palak said, “This is a global recognition of the successes achieved by Bangladesh in its journey towards realizing a digital government as an integral part of establishing Digital Bangladesh under the visionary leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy.”-BSS