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.

There are currently no emergency humanitarian relief activities being undertaken by BHN.


The projects BHN has conducted

― Community addressing system to furnish indispensable information timely

― Restoration of community radio station and provision of broadcasting equipment

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

― Safety confirmation 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.

BHN Human Resource Development Program

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

APT Training Course

BHN has been charged with human resource development programs entrusted by Asia – Pacific Telecommunity (APT) – ICT authorities in the Asia Pacific region – .
BHN has been annually holding this APT training course since 2011.
114 persons participated in this program (face to face/online) in the last decade (from 2011 to 2020).

Business Collaboration with ICT Companies

Since the resolution of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at UN Assembly in 2015, every business sector started pursuing socially worthy business more than before.
Collaborating with leading ICT companies, BHN is offering the program to shift the conception of the business persons towards business activities taking SDGs into consideration.

BHN Kuwabara Donation Supported Course

BHN Association, in collaboration with the University of Electro – Communications (UEC), Tokyo, established a graduate course for students from overseas in 2019.
This graduate course – ‘BHN Kuwabara Donation Supported Course’ – is funded with an endowment from Dr. M. Kuwabara, advisor to BHN and ex-vice president of NTT, and going to be held annually at UEC for five years, from 2019 to 2023.


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.
– Click the orange colored area to move to more details which show a list of “BHN Activities - Activities Reports”.

Supports you can do

BHN aims to improve the living conditions and solve social issues by utilizing information and communication technology (ICT) to protect the safety and security of people in developing countries and disaster-stricken areas in Japan and overseas. For this reason, we need the kind support and cooperation of many people. BHN offers a wide range of people, of all ages and from all walks of life, the opportunity to contribute their enthusiasm, their strengths, and their accumulated experience in a variety of ways. BHN invites you to participate in BHN activities in a way that suits you.