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CAN Federation and USAID to promote the ICT ecosystem in Nepal

Computer Association of Nepal CAN Federation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have reached an agreement for the promotion of the information, communication, and technology sector of Nepal.

Both bodies recently signed the agreement at an event in Kathmandu. Ranjit Kumar Poddar, the Chairman of the CAN Federation, and Agnes Luz, the Chief of Trade and Competitiveness at USAID signed the agreement papers.

This cooperation is expected to promote Nepal’s ICT ecosystem and propel economic growth. It will also create opportunities for marginalized communities and stakeholders while rendering ICT and digital services more competitive. The cooperation will strengthen the growing and potential communication and technology industry in Nepal.

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Training programs and opportunities

After penning the collaboration CAN Federation Chairman Poddar said that they are committed to creating an ecosystem and suitable training arrangements to develop ICT talents in Nepal. Likewise, CAN’s General Secretary Chiranjibi Adhikari maintained that this collaboration is important to promote and strengthen Nepal’s ICT sector.
 
Nepal’s ICT industry is burgeoning and the digital space is seeing incremental growth. In a report released recently, digital services worth Rs 67 billion were imported in 2022. Easy internet access, use of smartphones, and familiarity with technology have translated into higher connectivity and digital growth although it lacks a federal structure to guide the momentum directly to the country’s growth. Partnerships such as these would take the ICT sector in the right path.

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