The Grand Jury of the 5th eNorth East Award 2014 concluded successfully on September 30th, 2014 in Guwahati. The full day jury was organized in NEDFi Board Room, NEDFi Campus, opposite Guwahati Tea Auction Centre, Dispur.
The 12 member Jury panel reviewed 62 nominations in 12 categories. The 62 nominations reviewed were out of total 97 nominations that were overall received this year. At the end of the Jury, a total of 45 finalists were selected, who are invited for presentation and participation in the 5th eNorth East Award Summit 2014 in Aizawl, Mizoram, hosted by the Department of ICT, Govt. of Mizoram.
In consonance with the ‘Digital India’ programme initiative of the Government of India as approved on August 20, 2014, the North East Development Foundation (NEDF) and its partner consortium has launched the ‘Digital North East’ (DNE) initiative. The objective is to promote, advocate, and support the ‘Digital India’ thrust in North East India. The DNE initiative seeks to engage stakeholders in Information Communication Technology (ICT) for development and good governance. It seeks to advocate and support efforts of the state governments in North East India as well as efforts of industry, civil society, academic institutions and others towards digital inclusion in the region. This initiative has been aligned with the ‘eNorth East’ knowledge network initiative (http://enortheast.in) and state level focused programmes.