Federation of Computer Association Nepal (CAN Federation) is going to organize the 19th edition of CAN ICT Conference 2019, from August 1 to 2 at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbarmarg, 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 Prosperous Nation by using digital technology.
Works of science-fiction often include the term digitize as the act of transforming people into digital signals and sending them into digital technology. CAN Federation is carrying the agenda for Digital Nepal from 25 years back. Currently Nepal government had also carried the agenda for digital Nepal. Now government has also feel that ICT is only the specific and important tools for the development of Country.
Bordering two of the world’s fastest-growing economies – India and China – Nepal has eight of the world’s highest mountains, an abundance of natural resources, and multidimensional cultural heritage attracting tourists globally. Despite having these enticing features, Nepal has not been able to tap its growth potential due to prolonged political uncertainty.
That stated, Nepal has made significant progress on reforms with the adoption of a new Constitution in 2015, transitioning from a unitary to federal state, and election of a stable government. The new Government’s priorities are centered on development and targeted initiatives to realize its goal of attaining developing nation status by 2022, and middle-income country status by 2030.
The Prime Minister of Nepal has outlined his vision of “Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali” with broad objectives to address some of the basic challenges facing the country.