Policity reforms for Digital transformation
Over the next decade, emerging technologies such as 5G, Cloud Computing, Big Data, AI, IoT, and Blockchain are poised to dramatically reshape the digital economy. Digital transformation will lead to significant changes in how people work, with existing job roles either becoming obsolete or requiring new skills. In this context, governments need to lead the way and work closely with industries (demand) and academia (supply) in terms of planning and development of their local talent population.
As many of the Industries across member of the regional countries started embracing Digital Transformation to streamline their essential operation and to ensure their businesses to survive and thrive especially with the new normal (post pandemic), people are witnessing a rise in the demand of emerging technologies and digital talents. Digital disruption has grown to become a major force across a broad number of industries. Thus, the vast majority of executives admit that their industries will be disrupted to a major or transformative extent. Upskilling, is about making sure that digital skills evolve at the same pace as industry opportunities. This is where the private sector can play the largest role. Government of Nepal has been working with local governments, enterprises, universities, operators, and industry organizations and role out training programs. This will enable the digital transformation of local ICT industries, promote innovations within start-ups and SMEs, and facilitate the creation of a 5G based innovation ecosystem.
Immediate action plan is needed for wide-scale digital upskilling through cooperation between Government, Industry and Academic Sector. Government pring out strategies to illuminate the issue through analysing government National Talent policies and initiatives, and digital talent hiring landscape trends in local as well as international scenario to highlight the skills employers demand. THe policy makers should aim to provide an overview of digital skills demand and supply and provide a useful basis to inform an evidence-based skills development policy. Areas need to be identified where reforms require further policy dialogue, data mining, discussions and consultations with relevant stakeholders in order to build strong public and