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Global DPI Summit 2023 held in Pune; MoU signed between India & 4 Nations on sharing INDIA STACK

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Global DPI Summit in Pune India signs MoU with Armenia, Sierra Leone, Suriname and BarbudaOn June 12-13, 2023, the Global DPI Summit 2023 was held as the part of the side event of third meeting of G20 (Group of Twenty) Digital Economy Working Group (DEWG) in Pune, Maharashtra.

  • It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State (MoS) Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in the presence of Ministers from 9 countries namely Suriname, Armenia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Antigua and Barbuda, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Malawi and Trinidad and Tobago.

Key Theme:

Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) for Ease of Living, Ease of Doing Business and Ease of Governance


i.To bring together brilliant minds, creative thinkers, and passionate advocates of DPI from around the globe

ii.To embrace DPI as a catalyst for growth, inclusivity, and citizen’s welfare


i.Build a pragmatic understanding of DPI

ii.Showcase the remarkable DPIs of G20 members and invited countries and their impact on the national and global digital economy

iii.Deliberate on critical success factors with key stakeholders

iv.Share the know-how and best practices of DPI


The summit was attended by 150 foreign delegates from around 50 countries and over 250 delegates in-person and more than 2000 persons attended the summit live.

Signing of MoU between India and 4 Nations:

The event saw the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and the four countries of Armenia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, and Antigua and Barbuda on sharing INDIA STACK i.e. successful digital solutions implemented at population scale.

  • India Stack is a set of digital infrastructure components that enable the delivery of various digital services to Indian citizens by utilizing Aadhaar, eSign, Digilocker, and Unified Payments Interface (UPI).


i.The summit had a Global DPI Exhibition which showcased and demonstrate India Stack initiatives such as UPI, Aadhaar, DigiLocker, UMANG (Unified Mobile Application for New-age Governance), and many more.

  • Overall, Twelve initiatives from under the Digital India Flagship Programme showcased the best practices in implementing DPIs.

ii.A total of 10 Panel Discussions on sector agnostic and sectoral DPIs were held which are as follows:

Day 1

i.Overview of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)

Chaired by: Melford Walter Fitzgerald Nicholas, Minister of Information Communication Technologies, Utilities and Energy, Government of Antigua and Barbuda

ii.Digital Identities for empowering people

Chaired by: Eliud Okech Owalo, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT and The Digital Economy, Kenya

iii.Digital Payments and Financial Inclusion

Chaired by: Mohammed Khamis Abdulla, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information Communication and Information Technology, Tanzania

iv.DPI for Judicial Systems and Regulations

Chaired by: Mark Ramkerrysingh, Chairman (Vice President Rank), Trinidad and Tobago

Day 2

i.Digital Document Exchange for efficient service delivery

Chaired by: Gevorg Mantashyan, First Deputy Minister of High Tech Industry of the Republic of Armenia

ii.Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for DPI

Chaired by: Moses Kunkuyu Kalongashawa, Minister, Ministry of Information, Malawi

iii.Digital Education and Skilling

Chaired by: Parvashi D Maharahaje, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Mauritius

iv.Parvashi D Maharahaje, Assistant Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Mauritius

Co-Chaired by: Rahaingonjatovo Nirina, Chief Digital Officer, Ministry of Digital Development, Digital Transformation, Posts and Telecommunications of Madagascar, and Kanaka Dasaratha Herath, State Minister Of Technology, Ministry Of Technology, Sri Lanka

v.Digital Agriculture Ecosystem

Chaired by: Damchen Zangmo, Dy.Chief ICT Officer, GovTech Agency, Bhutan

vi.Building the Global DPI Ecosystem

Chaired by: Walter Eduardo Morales Vega, Board Advisor, Central Bank of Uruguay

Key Notes:

i.It should be noted that the Secretary Alkesh Kumar Sharma of MeitY is a Chair of G20 DEWG

ii.This Summit is in alignment with the core theme of India’s G20 presidency viz. Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam- ‘One Earth, One Family, One Future’

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About Armenia:

Capital– Yerevan
Currency– Armenian Dram
Prime Minister– Nikol Vovayi Pashinyan