Nomads in the Digital Age international conference held

2019-09-18 12:32:49

Supported by the Government of Mongolia, the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Access Solutions LLC organized the ‘Nomads in the Digital Age’ conference in Ulaanbaatar on September 17. The event brought together government, business, and civil society and international stakeholders to discuss the global agenda to use technology for better education and a more inclusive society. The conference was also attended by Prime Minister of Mongolia U.Khurelsukh and Ulaanbaatar city Mayor S.Amarsaikhan. 


At the conference, a report and policy recommendation of the “Mongolia in a Digital Age” project implemented by the Government of Mongolia, the Pathways Commission and Access Solutions LLC were presented. The project aims to support policymakers in promoting sustainable development based on technological progress.


Head of the research project B.Bolor-Erdene delivered a report on the project on the digital strategy development process and findings from a recently conducted digital readiness assessment, and draft national digital strategy. The work undertaken in Mongolia has provided feedback that has strengthened the Pathways Commission’s Digital Economy Kit, designed to support governments wanting to get their economies geared up for the digital age. 


During the conference, Governor of the capital city S.Amarsaikhan noted the importance of involvement of all citizens of Ulaanbaatar city in digital transformation activities. He also delivered updates on the online public services provided to the residents of Ger dwelling areas of Ulaanbaatar.


Furthermore, a message from Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was conveyed at the conference and Stefan Dercon, Professor of Economic Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government delivered a presentation on Inclusive Development based at Blavatnik School of Government and how the countries should get its economies digital ready. 

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