Just after the chain of global events, MozFest and MozLando, Mozilla is arranging Leadership Summit happening just within 2 days from now in Singapore on 23-24th of January.
As a part of the participation team, Mozilla asked the contributors to commit for the planning and agendas to enhance the community leading towards community development for the year 2016. The summit aims to-
- Identify new leaders around the global contributors
- Enhance leadership skills among them
- Help leading action plan for the rest of the year.
What’s on Leadership Summit!
There will be sessions, discussions, speeches, planning, sharing, networking and most importantly having fun with Mozillians around the globe.
Bangladesh Community Going to Leadership Summit!
Mozilla organizes summit with a year interval or biyearly to bring the volunteers, emerging leaders together for the better networking and contribution lineup from the community.
Last Mozilla Summit was arranged in 2013 three big cities Brussels, Belgium / Santa Clara, USA / Toronto, Canada , on the 4-6th October. From the Mozilla Bangladesh Community with 11 tremendous volunteer was invited for their presence in the Big, juicy Mozilla work.
However, this time 12 emerging Leaders are chosen to attend the Leadership Summit, Singapore as a part of the participation team. Today, around 10PM they will start for Summit boarding on their wings of leadership strategies to share those with Mozillians around the world that will stretch those ideas to help grow the community even more active and united for the betterment of keeping web open, safe and accessible.
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As a part of Mozilla’s Web Literacy campaign for broader world, in this July 5th Mozilla Foundation and Access to Information (a2i), government initiative for e-service delivery announced their partnership. An open-day workshop on Open Web Tools for e-service Delivery under mutual Web Literacy Campaign was also held during the same day. The workshop was held at Prime Minister’s Office and a2i Office, wherein the press release of the partnership happened.
The workshop was arranged in cooperation with a few a2i, Dnet (Social Welfare Enterprise) participants, representative teachers, students and collaboration with Mozilla Bangladesh Community and Mozilla Foundation itself. The whole workshop was moderated by Senior Mozilla Development Strategy Director- Ben Moskowitz, Service Lead- Cecile Pompei, a2i Policy Advisor- Anir Chowdhury and GSMA Insight Manager- Alex Smith, Head of M4D Impact- Max Cuvellier. At the remark bench there TIM Nurul Kabir- AMTOB Secretary General was also present there. Technical Consultant from Souktel- Ketie Highet also attended the workshop.
The main theme behind the workshop was to made the participants and attendee work together and understand the Web Tools Mozilla provides for digital literacy. Webmaker- the panel of web tools for content creation and sharing was the main area focused during the workshop. The whole workshop were structured in sections of group discussion, brainstorming about Webmaker along with possibility showcase.
The participants talked within groups and put their thoughts on sticky notes and hang them on the great Wall of Ideas. Some brought out quite mind blowing ideas of creating contents, capacity development for content creation using Webmaker tools. They also identified the challenges that they might face implementing those big ideas with Webmaker and spread the digital literacy campaign all over the country.
Some of the ideas categorized in several sections did catch some several acknowledgments from the participants. From Internet connectivity to training campaign, more workshops for the tool operation literacy ideas came out from the workshop.
In the mean time, the press release of long term partnership announcement with a2i and Mozilla Foundation happened in presence of several press representatives. Both the partners are looking forward to bring open web access to the general people of Bangladesh and enhance new possibilities to unlock the full social and economic benefits of the Internet.
I, myself participated the great event on behalf of Mozilla Bangladesh Community with my fellow Mozillians- Asif, Anis, Mahbub and ZAK, as a team. The day was bit of a success for the next nationwide web literacy program for Bangladesh. Starting from 2 PM the daylong event hence ended with complimentary Ifter.
More glimpse of the day is put in the Flicker Album.