Following the first annual conference of the EDI Council at Silicon Valley in September 2014, the Council reconvened for its first quarterly web conference on 12th November 2014.
The web conference featured case studies on visionary leadership and its importance in driving economic development innovation. The case studies touched upon the stellar efforts of the Colombian ICT Ministry to increase internet connectivity through the Plan Vive Digital, and also highlighted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s active efforts to drive economic development through the smart cities plan, Clean India campaign, and Make in India campaign.
The EDI Council also deliberated and voted on critical issues in economic development. The five critical issues which have made it to the Council’s critical issues research agenda for the year 2015 include:
- Bridging the Digital Divide
- Innovative Education
- Smart Development
- Affordable and Disruptive Healthcare
- Attracting Investments