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Kosovo launches its National IT Strategy

The Minister of Economic Development of Kosovo, Blerand Stavileci announced today the official launch of the National IT Strategy of Kosovo, which is based on 9 pillars and aims to support the development of the IT industry of Kosovo and urge innovations.

The Minister of Economic Development of Kosovo, Blerand Stavileci announced today the official launch of the National IT Strategy of Kosovo, which is based on 9 pillars and has the vision to promote digital transformation and support Kosovo in becoming a knowledge-based economy.

The Ministry of Economic Development of Kosovo in cooperation with the IT Association of Kosovo – STIKK, organized a conference today aimed at promoting the new National IT Strategy which has been supported by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) and The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, and has been co-developed by other local partners in Kosovo. “This Strategy will create paths not only for the development of digital communications but also will lay out the ground for an economy based on knowledge and based on global trends,” said Minister Stavileci during the opening remarks of the conference.

 

Utilizing the digital economy to its full potential

The Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa said that the digital economy has not been utilized to its full potential, however, if the right measurements are taken these potentials can contribute to the economic development of the country. “We are aware that we have not utilized the digital economy like other countries have done in the EU, however, these potentials can contribute directly to the economic development and especially job creation,” said Prime Minister, Mustafa.

The Second part of the conference, Head of STIKK, Vjollca Cavolli facilitated a pannel with relevant representatives from the Government and Private Sector to discuss the plans on how to push the strategy forward and how to deal with the challenges that the tech sector faces.

The National IT Strategy of Kosovo can be downloaded here in both English and Albanian, for those who are interested to read more and see where the country is aiming to go national wise.

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