The networking began in the airport lounge in Cairo
As I waited in the airport lounge at Cairo airport to catch the flight for Sharm el Sheikh, I ran into an old acquaintance Bazlur Rahman from Bangladesh. Bazlur is the CEO of the Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication(BNNRC) and very actively involved in Policy Advocacy in Bangladesh. He is one of the people responsible for the Community Radio Policy that Bangladesh has come out with.
Bazlur greeted me with a broad smile and introduced me immediately to the high level delegation that Bangladesh has brought to IGF. It includes the Chairman of the National Standing Committee on IT & Telecom in Bangladesh, a Member of Parliament who is heading a Committee on Disaster Management, the Secretary to the Chairman and some people from the business sector and from NGOs.
I guess this shows that Bangladesh is more committed to working with all stakeholders at international events such as this.
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