Nazrul believes that youth can make a substantial contribution to society, especially when they use technology like computers and the internet to their advantage. Nazrul has served as a member of International Jury Board for Global Junior Challenge 2004 (www.gjc.it ), an award given by Municipality of Rome to projects worldwide that promote innovative use of ICT in education .
He led several reserach projects in previous years :
1. Multistakeholder Partnership in Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D): A Case Study of Village Phone Programme in Bangladesh, 2005, Global Knowledge Partnership :
The objective of the study was to promote wider and more effective use of multistakeholder partnerships in realizing the potential of ICT4D. Findings of the study were presented in the World Summit on Information Society 2005 in Tunis. The research paper can be found at http://topics.developmentgateway.org/evaluation/rc/ItemDetail.do~1074665
2. Civil Society in World Summit on Information Society: The Context of Asia Pacific, 2005, DiploFoundation, Malta
The objective of the study was to investigate roles of civil society actors in asia pacific countries. The study is conducted under the Internet Governance Capacity Building Program at the DiploFoundation, Malta
3. Multistakeholder Diplomacy in Internet Governance, 2004, Malta
The study was conducted under the multistakeholder diplomacy internship program at Diplo Foundation,
Some of his articles on ICT and education and development were previousely published:
1. Nazrul Islam and Jack Welch, Three generations of school-based telecenters: A look inside the RI-SOL Bangladesh Project, Digital Learning, Volume II Issue 3 March 2006
(URL: http://www.dl.csdms.in/dl_mar06.pdf )
2. Nazrul Islam, ICT4D: My Professional Illusion, Beyond Tunis: Flight plan, Global Knowledge Partnership, 2006, URL: http://www.globalknowledge.org/gkpbeyondtunis/
3. Nazrul Islam, Partnership for Development, id4Online, October, 2005 (http://www.i4donline.net/oct05/mdg.pdf )
4. Nazrul Islam, Pathways towards the Reunification of Korean Peninsula: Prospects and Realities, Asian Studies, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, June 2001
Nazrul did his Masters in Social Science at Jahangirnagar University in Bangladesh and completed a year-long postgraduate programme in Development Studies from Massey University in New Zealand with a NZ Development Scholorship. He has also completed a East-West Center New Generation Fellowship in Hawaii, USA in 2005 .
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