What happened in 13th ICT Conference?

Internet Society- Nepali Chapter and Computer Association of Nepal had organized 13th ICT conference and it was held in Yak and Yeti Kathmandu.

Program was inaugurated by Hon Keshav Man Shakya, Minister, Science, Technology and Environment.

In Inauguration, Speech Being delivered by Bikram Shrestha, General Secretary ISOC Nepal, Hon Keshav Man Shakya, Minister, Science, Technology and Environmen, Mr. Agni Kharel, Former Member, CA, Baburam Aryal, President ISOC Nepal.

Keynote Speaker was Mr, Rohan Samarjiva, CEO, Lirens Asia, Sri Lanka.

ICT conference 2013 Inauguration Program’s Vote of thanks and Closing remarks Speech by Mr, Binod Dhakal, President, CAN

First Session of First Day

13th ICT Conference 2013, Dr. Durgambani Patel, University of Pune, India Delivered a speech in Transparency, Accountability and Fairness in Public institution through ICT, Under First Session, which is under the session Chair Mr. Manohar Kr. Bhattarai, former Vice chairman HLCIT

Mr. Pankaj Kumar, Chief Marketing Officer, F1Soft International, Delivering and presenting his presentation on IT Resolutions and It’s Impact in Mobile Money Ecosystem.

After the presentation of our Speakers Dr. Durgambini Patel, Mr. Pankaj Kumar and Session Chair Mr. Manohar Kr. Bhattarai, summarized the session along with participants feedback.

Second Session of First Day

Second Session on Security of e-Democracy Started with Session Chair, Mr .Keshav Bhattarai, Secretary, MOSTE, Mr. Anup Baskota, NITC, ,Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, Chief Survey Officer, Department of Survey and Dr. Tek Bahadur Ghimire, Joint Attorney, Appellate Government Attorney’s Office

Mr. Anup Baskota, Execute Director of NITC, had a presented on Data Protection and Security at Government Integrated Data Center

Mr. Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, Chief Survey Officer, Department of Survey presented on Spatially Enabled e-Governance in Nepali Context.

Dr. Tek Bahadur Ghimire, Joint Attorney, Appellate Government Attorney’s Office, presented on Data Protection Law and Practice.

Second session includes Data Protection and Security at Government Integrated Data Center by Mr. Anup Baskota, NITC, Spatially Enabled e-Governance, Nepali Context by Mr. Ganesh Prasad hatta, Chief Survay Officer, Department of Survey and Data Protection Law and Practice by Dr. Tek Bahadur himire, Joint Attorney, Appellate Governement Attorney’s Office in the Chairmanship of Mr. Keshav Bhattarai, Secretary, MOSTE.

First Session of Second Day

13th ICT Conference 2013, second day first session( Third Session) started with the session chair Mr, Lilamani Poudel, Chief Secretary, Government on E-Participation: Changing Platform of Democratic Practices.

Mr, Richard Lamb, Manager, International Corporation of Assigned Name and Numbers, Remote (web) presented on #DNS #DNSSEC #IPV6 and Open Source Software from California.

Mr. Nil Kantha Upreti, Formar Acting Chief Commmissioner, Ellection Commission presented in the process of e-democracy with experience of the use of ICT in managing election in Nepal.

Due to some other task Lilamani poudel handover the session to Dr. Subarna Shakya Asst. Dean IOE

Mr. Anupam Agrawal, Consultant,, TATA Comsulting Service presented on e-Participation: Emerging trend and technology in Contemporary world.

Mr. Tulsi Prasad Gautam, Executive Director, National Identity Card Management Center, Presented on NID as tools for E- Particepation: Position of Nepal.

Dr. Manish Pokhrel, Kathmandu University, Presented on E-Democracy Application.

After the Successful Interaction with the participation, Third Session on e-participation: Changing platform of democratic practices, session chair Subarna Shakya  announce the end of the third session.

Second Session of Second Day

Fourth Session: Internet and Freedom of Expression Stared, Session Chair: Mr, Dharmendra Jha, Adviser, International federation of Journalists.

Mr. Ivan Lim, President, Asia Journalists, Presented on Freedom in Digital Societies.

Mr. Ahmed Swapan Mahamud, Executive Director, VOICE, Bangaladesh, Presented on Economy of Internet Freedom.

Mr. Babu Ram Aryal, Advocate, President, ISOC Nepal, Presented on Decriminalization of Freedom of Expression Online.

Mr.Dharmendra Jha, Adviser, International federation of Journalists, the session Chair of Fourth Session: Internet and Freedom of Expression Concluded the fourth Session.

Panel Discussion 

Moderator Mr. Santosh Sigdel, Vice President, ISoc, Summerize about the Citizen’s Involvement in Democratic Process through ICT and started Panel Discussion.

One of the panel list, Prof. Ramkrishna Regmi, Purvanchal University is reflecting on the issues i.e. virtual public, Social Media, e-democracy through collaboration.

Another Panel list, Mr. Ganesh Shah, Former Minister, Nepal Government, thanks to CAN and ISOC for Inviting him, Powerful tools is ICT, Power is with the one who have ICT not with the one who are using traditional system, ICT adaption is very high in young generation and they can change the system, we cannot go forward without e-education, we don’t have ICT in decision making (alnost), Farmer are also using ICT for the work, Parties are not using ICT for their any work progress.

Panel list Ms. kalpana Dhammala, Former Minister, thanks to organizers, and explained on e-governence and saying that we must keep science and technoloy in governance, Hence we have mobile in all hand but we need to focus in the uses of ICT, we need to spread ICT in the doors of People. Life cannot run without ICT and we may not work without ICT, Government must build a master plan for development, I’ll also keep on working and will be walking with people for the progress of ICT

Panel list Young leader Mr. Gagan Thapa, Nepal Congress Member, ICT is itself is a Democratic tool, it can used and misused, if We need more democracy then we we must use ICT for positive framework, Information is lack to the people. we have to connect the parliament with the people, Technology is no luxury but a necessity, ICT is being used not for the participation but to show the anger, again ICT is a tool and an end, Digital divide is increased in Nepal, We can make government to use the tool.

People were very excitedly participated and arise some question as well put their comments and views for panel list. After the Panel Discussion: Citizen’s Involvement in Democratic Processes through ICT, focused in tittle and e-democracy our Two days ICT conference successfully ended with the SLOGAN “PROMOTING e-DEMOCRACY IN NEPAL” with Token of Love and final speech By Founder President Mr. Bimal Sharma and closing Speed by Adv. Baburam Aryal , President ISOC Nepal.