ICT And Building A Knowledge Based Society In Nepal, IT4D Conference

Kathmandu, 31st July 2016. IT4D: Providing insights in the field of IT and building a Knowledge-Based Society.

The formal program of the three-day international conference titled IT4D, Information Technology for Development, was held yesterday. IT4D is an interdisciplinary conference that aims to serve as a forum for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and development workers who like to share their experience and knowledge of how the power and capabilities of information technologies (IT) can be harnessed for social equity, democracy, and economic advancement in developing countries like Nepal. The event is held every year and is a collaboration between Deerwalk Institute of Technology and the University of Windsor, Canada.

The primary day of the conference was held today with a presentation of over twenty different papers by delegates and participants from different countries. Dr. Mahabir Pun was the keynote speaker. Highlighting the importance of IT in the development of a country like Nepal, Dr. Pun stated that he expects some concrete outcome from the conference and wished success to organizers and the participants.

 Mr. Gokul Bhandari, Conference Chair and Asst. Prof. at the University of Windsor, Odette School of Business, said: “Conference was a great success.” On occasion, an MoU was signed between Deerwalk Institute of Technology and Nepal Wireless to build knowledge-based society and to reduce unemployment, running collaborations and training sessions across the nation.

Formal sessions of the IT4D conference concluded on 31st July. Informal programs continue till 1st August with Hiking and networking sessions. The fourth session of IT4D will be held in 4th -6th Aug 2017 in Kathmandu.