International ICT Conference to be held in mid-June

June 12, 2018 08:32 AM Republica


KATHMANDU, June 11: The Federation of Computer Association of Nepal (CAN) is set to organize International Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Conference 2018 on June 17 and 18. 
The event is organized with the slogan of “sustainable development goals for smart society”. 

Although the former editions of the ICT conference were considered a part of CAN-InfoTech, this year’s edition has specially invited international experts and is set to be organized as a completely different event. 

The conference will be organized with participation of high level officials of the Government of Nepal, including Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada. Experts of different fields from China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and South Korea, along with representatives of the United Nations Development Program, will be presenting working papers in the event. 

The experts will present their views and discuss on various aspects of the society such as infrastructure, digital economy, and security. A concept paper on the establishment of ‘smartpalikas’ (smart local units) will also be released in the presence of representatives of local 
governments. 

The organizers have also aimed to hand over ICT-related plans to the government in order to support the smart city master plan of the government. The conference is supported by a number of government and international organizations.


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