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A year after Nagaland Government signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-Governance Academy of Estonia during the e-Naga Summit 2018 to provide advisory and technical knowledge for setting up e-Governance Academy of Nagaland, the Estonian Ambassador to India, Katrin Kivi, Saturday assured to measure the implementation of MoU in the state.

Speaking at the during the 5th e-Naga Summit at RCEMPA Jotsoma here, the Ambassador said that Estonian experts have been taking part in the e-Naga Summit for the fourth year in a row and exuded confidence that the cooperation would be carried forward and new ideas would emerge from the regular visits and interactions between Estonia and Nagaland. The 5th e-Naga Summit is being organized by the department of IT&C Nagaland on the theme “Towards Making the State of Nagaland a leader in e-Democracy and Digital Society”.

Acknowledging the rich cultures and traditions of the Nagas, Kivi said Hornbill festival and the UNESCO heritage singing and dancing festivals in Estonia embraced the traditions and showcased the unique culture to the rest of the world. She, however, maintained that the more modern link connecting Nagaland and Estonia was the e-governance and digitalization. Mentioning about the bilateral relations between India and Estonia, the envoy said that two MoUs—on e-governance and cyber security—have been signed with India in August. Asserting that Cyber security was of utmost importance, she said digital solutions, e-services and data needed to be protected in order to run the services smoothly, keep them secure and benefit the people and governments.

Stating that one of her tasks in India was to take the cooperation forward to bring tangible results, Kivi said some are providing visible results as some companies were cooperating in this field with their Indian or Estonian counterparts.

Speaking on behalf of the foreign dignitaries, the senior expert on e-democracy from e-Governance Academy of Estonia, Dr. Liia Hanni, said that the MoU signed by state government and the e-Governance Academy aimed to set up an e-governance knowledge centre in Nagaland.

She said that this commitment was further discussed during the recent visit of the Nagaland ITC team to Estonia.

Dr. Hanni said that she was of the conviction that use of ITC for the social development was a top priority for the government of Nagaland.

Congratulating the state government for building the vision of the future of Nagaland, she, however, said that there was still more to do to make the vision a reality.

Advisor IT&C, science and technology and NRE, Mmhonlumo Kikon, in his address, said that it is eNaga Summit was one platform where young Nagas could learn a lot from resource persons and experts with vast experience and knowledge.

Stating that in today’s world e-Governance and IT was playing a very prominent role in transforming the society, Kikon assured that the state government would do whatever was possible to promote IT culture and digital society to boost state economy and socio-economic development.

Advisor also highlighted some of the initiatives taken up by the IT&C department including Common Online Scholarship Portal for all the scholarship providing departments, Online Inner Line Permit (ILP) and online service for Nagaland Public Service Commission (NPSC) aspirants.

He exuded confidence that the Summit would go a long way in enabling the state to use information technology for better delivery of government services and promote e-Governance and IT culture.

Principal secretary IT&C, KD Vizo, chaired the inaugural session.

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Quelle/Source: Nagaland Post, 30.11.2019

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