Objectives

Technology has for long remained the driving force in the urban areas of India. However, the digital divide has been a persistent problem that not only exists between countries, but also within a country. Lack of adequate awareness and limited knowledge has resulted in the creation of pockets of ICT knowledge hubs, restricted to the urban metros. Our endeavors have consistently been focused on making ICTs more valuable and have delved deeper into finding out ways and means on how ICTs can have an enriching and socially relevant role in society.eMaharashtra attempts to go local through the Regional Summits. Our mandate is to solidify the national efforts of entrenching the constructive use of ICTs across domains.

eMaharashtra Summit shall aim at active knowledge sharing, showcasing of existing e-government initiatives such as e-Education, eGovernance and Municipal IT and many more, in the state, deliberate on the way forward, and seek to provide a platform to exchange ideas and promote capacity building.

  • A platform to address regional issues and challenges in the ICT initiatives in Maharashtra
  • Explore new avenues for ICT applications in the state
  • Highlight regional perspectives and to draw the attention of concerned authorities
  • Highlight best practices at the community level and deliberate on ways to replicate the same
  • A platform to address urban-rural divide in ICT usage and increase the scope of the same
  • To integrate voices into the growing community of ICT in education
  • To expand and diversify the multiple stakeholder voices for ICT community
  • To spread the message of integration of ICTs in government and involve local and national stakeholders in the deliberations, so as to assimilate their views and ideas in the dialogue process;
  • To promote public private partnerships in ICT in development initiatives to address region specific concerns