Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2018-05-31 01:36:55 BdST
Those are ‘digital natives’ – those who have born in the age of internet, ‘digital adaptors’ – those who have increasingly adopted themselves with internet usage and ‘digital outliers’ – who remain outside of the internet domain and are uninterested to use the internet.
He said bringing those “outliers” within the internet service realm is the “biggest challenge for us”.
He was speaking at the e-Governance Conference 2018 hosted by Estonia.
The Bangladesh embassy in Denmark which is concurrent to Estonia said the two-day conference ended on Wednesday.
‘Governance for Digital Citizens’ was the theme of this year’s Conference which was inaugurated by Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia – which is one of the leading countries in the world in the area of information technology as well as cyber security.
She said these days, governments have no option but to follow the people and the business in the age of internet, and they need vision, political will, clear roadmaps with strong coordination and citizen-centric e-government.
He said currently, more than hundred types of e-services are being offered and the government plans to offer 90 percent of public services digitally by 2021.
The state minister also met Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and discussed bilateral issues focussing on collaboration in the area of e-governance and digital services.
Sharing Estonia’s extraordinary success in e-Governance, Mikser said they are now looking for new technology which will provide citizens more efficient, personalised and secured services.
Mikser lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for hosting such a huge number of distressed Myanmar nationals, and expressed keen interest to visit Bangladesh later this year.
The state minister met Chief Information Officer of Estonia Siim Sikkut on the sidelines of the conference.