• India signs MoU with Colombia on sharing India's open-sourced DPIs
  • MoU intends to promote digital transformation via India Stack
  • Colombia seeks to transform itself from consumer to technological producer with the strategic collaboration of India, world leader in Digital Government, Artificial Intelligence and information technologies.
India and Colombia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation. It was signed between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia.

Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Mr Rajeev Chandrasekhar exchanged the MoU with Mr. Mauricio Lizcano, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia.

The MoU intends to promote digital transformation (viz INDIA STACK) through capacity-building programs, the exchange of best practices, the exchange of public officials and experts, the development of pilot or demo solutions and the facilitation of private sector contacts to mutually benefit the digital ecosystems of both countries.

Introduced in 2009, INDIA STACK is the largest open API in the world that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilize a unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless, and cashless service delivery. 

Both sides discussed the importance of Digital Public Infrastructures. These infrastructures constitute a set of shared digital systems that are secure and interoperable. They can be built on open standards to deliver and provide equitable access to public and private services. India Stack Solutions are DPIs developed and implemented by India at population scale to provide access and delivery of public services.
India Inks MoU with Colombia for Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Via India Stack

India is keen on partnering with Colombia by building upon development partnership on digital transformation leading to a smooth adoption of Digital Public Infrastructure in Colombia.

Colombia, which until now has been mainly a consumer of technology, aspires to take a significant turn with this strategic partnership. India, recognized as one of the world leaders in technology, will share its knowledge to empower Colombia as a technology producer in crucial areas such as Digital Government, Artificial Intelligence, talent training in Information Technology (IT) and Digital Public Infrastructure.

The agreement contemplates the creation of a joint working group that will strengthen cooperation in technology transfer, development of public digital infrastructure and training of human talent. In addition, it will focus on advancing digital transformation in key areas such as Digital Government and Artificial Intelligence.

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