AIZAWL, Nov 16 � The 5th edition of eNorth East Award Summit was held here on November 7. The ICT for Development programme was organised by Department of Information Communication Technology (DICT), Mizoram and North East Development Foundation (NEDF) and co-organised by Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and Public Interest Registry (PIR).
The Summit focused on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools and applications can provide need-based and sustainable solutions to the problems of connectivity, public service delivery and building trust in governments in North East.
The programme was scheduled into three power knowledge workshops, the Digital innovations showcasing and the 5th eNorth East Award 2014. Fifty-one innovators and best practitioners from North East, whose IT/ICT applications and innovations have impacted the common people and sectoral changes including education, health, and citizen services, shared their ideas and innovations. These 51 innovators were chosen as the finalists for the 5th eNorth East Awards 2014. Ten winners and eight �special mentions� were awarded and felicitated during the award gala.
The Summit has been an annual feature of North East Development Foundation and Digital Empowerment Foundation since 2010.