Information & Communication Technologies (ICTs) have now been recognized as the engine for growth and a source of energy for the social and economic empowerment of any country, specially a third world country. Relationship between ICTs and improved services, to the common man in the areas of health, education, agriculture, governance etc. have now become a proven success for the Governments in developing countries.
Today, governments are empowering masses through ICTs as it can prove to be effective short-cut to higher levels of equity in the emerging Global Digital Networked Information Economy. Framing Information and Communication Technology Strategies and Policies are complex exercises which encompass a variety of issues covering areas such as infrastructure, human challenges, technology, architecture, standards, administrative, information, security, financial, legal, privacy, quality of service.
In order to coordinate the related initiatives in Public and private sector organizations Pakistan Institute of ICTs for Development Islamabad ( www.PIID.org.pk ) organized a two days Workshop/Conference on 1-2 December 2013 in Islamabad. Conference was attended by large number of participants especially from remote areas of Baluchistan, KPK, GB, AJK and FATA.
Federal Education Minister, Prov. Ministers of Education, IT and Agriculture from KPK, Senators, MNAs, Secretary CADD, Chief Executive HEC, VCs, Head of number of Public and Private Organizations were among the participants. Professionals and specialists in their talks and panel discussions stressed the need for using ICTs to bring Good Governance in Education, Health, Agriculture, E-commerce and delivery of Government services at the door steps of People of Pakistan (Good Governance).
Main Organizations that participated in the event are:
- ICT R&D Fund
- Ministry of Information Technology
- Sarhad University of Science & Technology
- Internet Society