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Posted on January 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM

The government aims to turn all public services tech-friendly to help citizens: Asgar Ali

As the IT consultant to the prime minister, could you tell us about the Government of Nepal’s vision for digital transformation, including but not limited to the Digital Nepal Framework, given the context of rural Nepal where not everyone has smartphones and access to the internet?

Coronavirus COVID-19 Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure Agenda 2030 News

Posted on January 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM

Information is power: Improving access to critical information to help improve lives

Mobile penetration has increased exponentially in Nepal, with 98 percent of Nepali households currently owning a mobile phone, according to recent data from the Nepal Telecommunications Authority’s report of August-September 2020.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure Agenda 2030 News

Posted on January 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM

A digital transformation led by COVID-19

COVID-19 had already touched 41.5 million people and has taken more than 1.1 million lives worldwide as of October 2020. Nepal’s case was no different, with 153,000 reported cases and 829 deaths. The largest economies in the world have been hit hard with negative GDP growth and so has Nepal.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure Agenda 2030 News

Posted on January 26, 2021 7:15:00 PM

Inclusive eLearning: Leaving no one behind

During COVID-19 and the lockdown it followed, several eLearning platforms were developed and launched. They offered both free and paid courses and enabled people to learn from the comfort of their homes. They worked quite well for many people, but not for all. None of these eLearning platforms were made accessible (disability-friendly) for the benefit of persons with disabilities.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Goal 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure Agenda 2030 News

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