Digital Frontiers’ South Asia Regional Digital Initiative (SARDI) activity is seeking applications from organizations interested in conducting an awareness campaign for micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Bangladesh to help them improve their personal and business digital hygiene.

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Bangladesh’s Vision 2041 stresses the need for a continued national digitization effort to move the country toward its goal of becoming a high-income country by 2041. However, Vision 2041 also wisely recognizes the potential dangers of digitization:

At the same time, the potentially powerful negative side effects of technology will need to be proactively, continuously, and adequately dealt with to ensure the economic growth is sustained and social cohesion is strengthened. Alarming phenomena such as the proliferation of fake news and control of personal data by megacorporations have to be addressed with citizen-centric regulation and mass digital literacy.

In response to this threat and to advance inclusive economic growth in Bangladesh, SARDI proposes to implement a cybersecurity awareness campaign explicitly aimed at MSMEs.

Who Should Apply?

  • Organizations or consortia with a significant presence in Bangladesh

  • Must have experience with digital development.

  • Must be able to develop materials in English and Bengali.

  • Experience working with MSMEs preferred.

  • Experience designing and implementing similar projects.

SARDI SME Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign design and implementation Request for Applications (RFA) can be downloaded here. Applications are due March 15 to [email protected]. Please kindly be informed that the due date for questions and clarifications was extended to March 4, 2022, 5pm EST. Looking forward to receiving your questions!

SARDI, part of the Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership, seeks to advance economic development in South Asia by increasing the digital capacity of the private sector and civil society and by strengthening their ability to engage on digital and ICT policy issues. SARDI provides digital upskilling for ecosystems and local partners so that they can better participate in, and benefit from, the digital revolution.