About Conference

Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation) is going to organize the 18th edition of CAN ICT Conference 2018, from June 17 to 18 at Hotel Himalaya, Kathmandu, Nepal

“Information and Communication technology (ICT) is a generic term referring to technologies (Computer Technology, Telecommunications Technology, and Television Technology) that are used for collecting, storing, editing and disseminating information in various forms.”

ICT, acting as an enabler, can result in improved market competitiveness of a nation’s products and services. ICTs can impact positively on governance and other sectors of the economy. In turn ICT can effectively assist international economic integration, improve living standards, narrow the digital divide, and improve biodiversity utilization and management.

ICTs provide an opportunity for nations to address the digital divide and reduce poverty while registering economic growth. Developed and some developing nations have seen the emergence of a vibrant ICT sector that significantly contributes towards national gross domestic product (GDP). It is this ICT sector that should be built, in most cases, through public-private partnerships.

It is reaffirmed that ICT is crosscutting and an enabler for growth and development and for maximum benefit, countries must establish the right policy interventions, resource investments, appropriate networks (partnerships) and enabling environment for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The sustainable development goals are bold, universal agreement to end poverty in all its dimensions and craft an equal, just and secure world- for people planet and prosperity by 2030.

The 17 SDGs and 170 targets are a part of transforming our world by the 2030. Agenda for SD, which was adopted by 193 Members States at the historic UN General Assembly Summit in September 2015 and came into effect on January 1, 2016.

The five pillars of Sustainable Development are:

  • Planet: Protects our Planet natural resources and climate for future generations
  • People: End poverty and hunger in all forms and ensures dignity and equality
  • Prosperity: Ensure prosperous and fulfilling lives in harmony with nature
  • Peace: Foster peaceful, just and inclusive societies
  • Partnership: Implement the agenda through a solid global partnership

The 9th goals of SDG of UN talked about Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure by stating to enhance scientific, research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors, particular in developing countries as well as to support domestic technology.

The 17th goals of SDG of UN talked about partnerships for the goals particularly on Technology to enhance North- South, South – South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms.

It’s our immense pleasure to reiterate that there is thirst among ICT practitioners to be a part of SDG Goals. Since its inception, we have been trying our best to provide right platform to ICT practitioners and professional for sharing ideas and networking. However, we do have challenges to address such aspirations of the professionals. In order to address their diverse needs, we have expanded the CAN Federation branches to 56 districts and 7 provinces across the country. Consequently, district and regional conferences are being held to enhance the knowledge and skills of professionals at the local levels. These conferences- through paper presentations, workshops, publications and talks – have been instrumental in disseminating modern trends of ICT in various sectors for creating smart society.

This year, CAN Federation is organizing its 18th International ICT Conference in Kathmandu Nepal on June 17 to 18, 2018. The Theme of the conference is “Sustainable Development Goals for Smart Society”.

We will have different paper presentations, open sessions and panel discussion on related topics of Sustainable Development for Smart City/Village/Communities. Most of the topic will be focused on achieving SDG using ICT as a smart tool for making Smart Society. Thus, technology is only the tools which helps targeting these 17 SDG goals to materialize into smart society.

It’s a two days event of intensive exchange of knowledge and discovering new insides. Approximately 500 participants, including ICT users, trainers, professionals, professors, experts, and researchers from Japan, China, Korea, India and Nepal will attend and present the at the conference.

Rationale of ICT Conference 2018

Does smart people makes smart society or does a smart society makes people smart? This will be the important talks of the event.

As we all know that Nepal government has targeted for Sustainable Development of Nepal within 2030. UN has identified 17 goals for making sustainable development within the world. In 1999, 10 MDG was identified within that 9 goals were identified that without technology it cannot be leveraged.

Now, imagination changes with people belief and adopting technology will help to convert our society into smart society, thus to smart village and to smart city. Today 70% of the world's population lives in cities, so only the way by adopting technology can helps making the city smart.

Smart Society Covers

  • Smart fair and resilience
  • Productive cities
  • Inclusive activities
  • Access with every infrastructure like: Drinking water, Road, Transportation, Education, Public Services, Tourism, Agriculture, Health, Access to their basic need.
  • Environmentally sustainable
  • Zero carbon cities (100% electric vehicle for maintaining zero carbon environment)
  • Sustainable energy system

Goals of Conference

The conferences aim to bring the government and private sector together for developing a plan of action with an interest of using sustainable ICT systems or applications. This conference also seeks to unleash the prospects of SMART Nepal by 2030.

Conference Venue

Hotel Himalaya

Kupondole, Lalitpur, Nepal

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