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Bangladesh*

General Country Information
Capital: Dhaka
Population: 158,065,041 (July 2010)
Form of Government: Parliamentary Democracy

Telephone and Internet Communications in real numbers
Telephone - main lines: 1.39 million (2008)
Telephone - mobile: 45.75 million (2008)
Internet hosts: 4,209 (2009)
Internet users: 556,000 (2008)

Country Ranking
DOI* 2005/2006: 0.25
World Rank 2005/2006: 134

*The Digital Opportunity Index (DOI) evaluates the opportunity, infrastructure and utilization of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) worldwide and was created by the Korea Agency for Digital Opportunity and Promotion (KADO) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The DOI is based on a scale of 0-1, where 1 is ideal, and the World Rank is taken into consideration out of 181 countries, based on the DOI.

National Disability Action Plan
Five-year National Action Plan on Disability (2006
)
http://www.unescap.org/sdd/publications/Disability/Disability-at-a-Glance-2010.pdf

Disability Organizations and Contact Information:

Access Bangladesh Foundation
Albert Mollah, Executive Director
Mohua Pal, Director, Resource Mobilization
10 Tarapur, Savar, Dhaka 1340
http://www.accessbangladesh.org
Email: info@accessbangladesh.org / mollahalbert@accessbangladesh.org
Tel: +88-2-7743145
Fax: +88-2-7743480

Assistance for Blind Children (ABC)
19/1, Monipuripara, Tejgaon
Dhaka 1215
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-8119320+880-2-8119320
Fax: +880-2-8119320

Bangladesh Blind Mission
75/E Indira Road
Tejgaon, Dhaka 1215
Bangladesh

Email: bbm@aqni.com
Tel: +880-2-812767

Bangladesh Dristihin Foundation (BDF)
5/17, Humayun Road, Block B
Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-8157923+880-2-8157923 / +880-2-8116637+880-2-8116637
Fax: +880-2-813014

Bangladesh National Federation of the Deaf
174, Shaheed Nazrul Islam Avenue
62 Bijoynagar,
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Email:
bnfd@bangla.net
Tel: +880-2-9358061+880-2-9358061

Bangladesh National Society for the Blind (BNSB)
Matarkapon, Shamsher Nagar Road
Moulvi Bazar,
3200
Bangladesh
Email:
msaifulislam@hotmail.com
Tel: +880-861-52670+880-861-52670

Bangladesh Protibandhi Kallyan Somity (BPKS) - DPI National Assembly
BPKS Complex
Road 17, Ward 1,
Hatimbag, Dakkhinkhan,
Dhaka 1230
Bangladesh
http://www.bpksbd.org
Email: info@bpksbd.org

Tel: +880-2-892-3915+880-2-892-3915 / +880-2-896-0077+880-2-896-0077
Fax: +880-2-896-0078

Barisal Disabled Peoples Organization to Development
Kharki Road
Mehendigonj
Barisal, Bangladesh
http://bdpod.brinkster.net/
Email: barisal.dpop@gmail.com
Cell: +88 01711201014

Blind Education and Rehabilitation Development Organization
3/1, Road 11
Rupnagar, Section 5
Mirpur, Dhaka 1216
Bangladesh
http://www.berdo-bd.org/
Email:
edbergo@berdo-bd.org / support@berdo-bd.org
Tel: +880-2-9009451+880-2-9009451
Fax: +880-2-9003786

Centre for Differently Abled
153/1/A, Crescent Road
Dhanmondi, Dhaka 1205
Bangladesh
Email:
cdabled@citech.net
Tel: +880-175-044891+880-175-044891 /
+880-175-45441

Centre for Disability in Development (CDD)
A-18/6, Genda, Savar, Dhaka-1340
Bangladesh
http://www.cdd.org.bd
Email: cdd@bangla.net
Tel: +880-171-3021695
Fax: +880-2-7741031

Center for Services & Information on Disability (CSID)
House #715, Road #10
Baitul Aman Housing Society
Adabor, Shyamoli, Dhaka-1207
Bangladesh
http://www.csid-bd.org

Email: csid@bdonline.com / csid@bdmail.net
Tel: +880-2-9129727+880-2-9129727
Fax: +880-2-8125669

Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralyzed
CRP-Chapain, Savar,
Dhaka 1343, Bangladesh
http://www.crp-bangladesh.org/
Email: contact@crp-bangladesh.org
Tel: +880-2-7745464+880-2-7745464/5
Fax: +880-2-7745069

Gram Bikash Sangstha (GBS)
Momota Garden, Apartment 4C and 4D), B/53
S Chatterjee Lane, Jaleswaritola,
Bogra 5800, Bangladesh
http://www.gbs-bd.org

Email:
gbs_bogra@yahoo.com
Tel: +880-51-78186+880-51-78186 / +01722-212798

IMPACT Foundation Bangladesh
Dr. Hasib Mahmud, Director
Cosmopolitan Centre
House 22/2 (3rd Floor)
Babor Road, Block-B
Mohammadpur
Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
http://www.impactfoundationbd.org
Email: impact@dhaka.net

Ministry of Social Welfare
Bldg. No. 6, Baladesh Secretariat Room 303
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-9515534+880-2-9515534

National Council of Disabled Women (NCDW)
House #56, Road #11, Block-C
Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh
http://www.ncdwbd.org
Email: ncdw.bd@gmail.com
Tel: +880-2-8832037+880-2-8832037 / +880-2-8859330+880-2-8859330
Fax: +880-2-8831228

National Forum of Organizations Working with the Disabled (NFOWD)
House #8/9, Block – A
Lalmatia, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh
Email: nfowd@bdmail.net or info@nfowd.com
Tel: +880-2-8120415+880-2-8120415 / 09124487
Fax: +880-2-8120415 / 09124487 (ext 107)

National Grassroot Disability Organization
Plot No. B /01, Flat No- 01/04, Gate No. 8, Arambagh, Rupnagar,
Mirpur - 7, Dhaka 1213,
Bangladesh
http://www.ngdobd.org/
Email: hie.ngdo@yahoo.com / ngdo.bd@gmail.com
Tel: +880-2-9862554+880-2-9862554 / 8832037 / 8859330
Fax: +880-2-8831228
Cell: +880-1726257377 / +880-1717243622

Pally Badhue Kallan Sangstha (PBKS)
Village: Khamarpirgacha, Post: Bishnupur
Gaibandha 5700
Bangladesh
Email:
adcom@bttb.net.bd
Tel: +880-20-1718-30689

Social Assistance and Rehabilitation for the Physically Vulnerable (SARPV)
House-589, Road-11, Adabor,
Baitul Aman Housing Society,
Dhaka - 1207, Bangladesh
http://www.sarpv.org
Email: shahidul@sarpv.org
Tel: +880-2-81902534
Fax: +880-2-8190256

Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID)
4/A, Eskaton Garden
Dhaka 1000
Bangladesh
http://swidbd.wordpress.com/
Email:
swidb@gmail.com
Tel: +880-2-933-4009+880-2-933-4009 / 0935 6592
Fax: +880-2-831-9438

Society of the Deaf and Sign Language Users
2-G/8, Ring Road (Golden Street),
Shyamoli, Dhaka 1207
Email: sdsl.bangladesh@gmail.com

Tel: +880-2-8127177+880-2-8127177

Sunrider Protibandhi Kalayan Sangstha (Sunrider Disable Welfare Foundation)
Mukul Tower, 4th Floor
90/A, New Circular Road
Siddeswari, Dhaka 1217
Bangladesh
http://www.spks.8k.com
Email: sunriderdisable@gmail.com
Tel: +880-2-152-493274

Vocational Training Centre for the Blind (VTCB)
4 Main Road, Mirpur-1, Dhaka 1216
Bangladesh
Email:
vtcb@dhaka.agni.com
Tel: +880-2-9003610+880-2-9003610 / 09000439
Fax: +880-2-8113095