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Launch of ‘G20 Digital Innovation Alliance’ and ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign

Launch of ‘G20 Digital Innovation Alliance’ and ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign

January 03, 2023

Hon’ble Union Minister Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign and the ‘G20 Digital Innovation Alliance’ (G20-DIA) on 28th December 2022. The DIA aims to identify, recognize and facilitate the adoption of impactful and innovative digital technologies developed by start-ups from G20 countries as well as the invited non-member nations.

The event was held as a part of India’s G20 presidency. Attendees included dignitaries from Union Ministries and Departments, ambassadors, members of business associations, and civil society organizations.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is the nodal Ministry behind the G20 ‘Digital Economy Working Group’ (DEWG). In India’s G20 presidency, the Ministry is focusing on three main areas – Digital Skill Development, Digital Public Infrastructure, and Cyber Security. The DIA and Stay Safe Online campaigns under DEWG foster the vision of greater digital transformation by ensuring an innovative and secure cyber environment. They aim to provide a seamless and safe public service delivery.

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw addressed the event by saying, “India believes in the philosophy of inclusion. India's population scale and open source ‘public digital platforms' such as UPI and Aadhaar have delivered economic and social inclusion and spurred innovation. The two campaigns launched today have the humanitarian way of thinking.”

About the ‘Stay Safe Online’ campaign

Due to the increasing usage of social media platforms and the uptake of digital payments, the "Stay Safe Online Campaign" aims to educate people on how to stay safe online. Unique difficulties have arisen as a result of India's exponential growth in internet users and the country's rapidly changing technological environment.

This campaign will educate individuals of all ages about different types of dangers in the world of cyber and how to mitigate them. There is a special focus on children, students, women, older citizens, people with disabilities, teachers, and Government officials. Click here to read more

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