BHN’s Activities


1.Social Development

There are a number of underprivileged people whose basic human needs are not sufficiently met. BHN supports such people and communities to improve their standard of living and to develop their capability by ICT.

The projects BHN has conducted

― Establishment and management of a community radio station for disaster risk reduction and betterment of rural communities

― Electrification of rural habitation with solar power generation

― Training for usage and maintenance of ICT systems following implementation

― Telemedicine network over internet for mother before and after childbirth and her infant (perinatal period care)

― Telemetering system to monitor river water level for disaster prevention

― Distance learning system at isolated school utilizing multimedia technology


2.Emergency Relief

Natural disasters such as earthquake, flood, cyclone and tsunami disrupt communities and threaten people’s lives.

 As an emergency relief, BHN provides those affected in the devastated areas with ICT support to get lifeline information and to access to communication networks for quick recovery after disease.

The projects BHN has conducted

― Community addressing system to furnish timely indispensable information

― Restoration of community radio station and provision of broadcasting equipment

― ICT support – PC, printer and internet access – for local governments and residents

― Safety confirming system using telephone

― Wireless and satellite communication system as an emergency measure


3.Human Resource Development

Human Resource Development is a core activity field of BHN. We are giving ICT engineers and governmental officers of ICT department in developing countries opportunities to learn the forefront technologies and its application to their countries.

Original program

BHN has been organizing original executive seminars, ‘BHN Human Development Program’ since 1998. These two-month seminars are intended to bring up future leaders in ICT and related areas. These participants not only learn about state-of-the-art ICT but also brush up their skills in management and leadership.

Entrusted program

BHN has also been charged with human resource development programs and symposiums entrusted by the authorities, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity(APT) and the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN).

― ‘APT HRD Programs’ annually held programs for ICT engineers in the region, entrusted by APT since 2012. Ninety-nine people from thirty six countries enrolled the program.

― ‘Symposium on ICT Utilization’ inviting participants from the Asia-Pacific region entrusted by ASEAN, 2013 – 2016. Ninety-one people from nine countries took part in the program.

Business collaboration

Since the resolution of Sustainable Development Goals at UN Assembly in 2015, every business sector started pursuing socially worthy business more than before.

BHN is offering the original program to shift the business conception learning SDGs, mainly targeting on business persons at national leading ICT companies in Japan.

― Started from 2017, for the first year, 175 persons from two companies partic.


View BHN activities from a world map

How to check the map.
– Click ” + ” and “-” at the upper left scaling the map.
– Orange colored parts on the map are the countries,areas where BHN Implemented projects. If you position your pointer to each of them, you can see the name of the project.
– Click the orange colored area to move to more details which show a list of “BHN Activities - Activities Reports”.

Assistance you can give

Various kinds of support make BHN’s work possible. We need your generous support to provide safety and security to people living in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas, and to build sustainable societies. The BHN Association uses the knowledge and skills of senior citizens in its work to contribute to international cooperation. By all means please participate in our work as a supporter of the BHN Association.