India signs MoU with Colombia on India’s open-sourced DPIs

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India and Colombia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation in the field of Sharing Successful Digital Solutions Implemented at Population Scale for Digital Transformation. This MoU was signed between the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia.

The exchange of the MoU took place between Union Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, and Jal Shakti, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Mr. Mauricio Lizcano, Minister of Information Technologies and Communications of Colombia.

The signatories of the MoU were Shri S. Krishnan, Secretary of MeitY from India’s side, and Mr Mauricio Lizcano from Colombia’s side. The MoU aims to promote digital transformation (viz INDIA STACK) through capacity-building programs, exchange of best practices, exchange of public officials and experts, development of pilot or demo solutions, and facilitation of private sector contacts to benefit the digital ecosystems of both countries.

Both sides discussed the importance of Digital Public Infrastructures, which constitute a set of shared digital systems that are secure and interoperable, built on open standards to provide equitable access to public and private services. India Stack Solutions are DPIs developed and implemented by India at a population scale to provide access and delivery of public services.

India aims to partner with Colombia to develop a development partnership on digital transformation, leading to a smooth adoption of Digital Public Infrastructure in Colombia.

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