On the backdrop of some key recommendations of the past Connectivity Summits finding reflection in major Government initiatives, the 4th Edition of North East Connectivity Summit promises to pose and seek answers to some critical questions on regional and cross border connectivity that may pose itself in the upcoming days. The biggest opportunity and challenge being, people to people connectivity and how to leverage common heritages.
With these questions in the agenda, the 4th edition of the Connectivity Summit is being organized in Kohima the capital of Nagaland. Known for successfully establishing the Hornbill Festival as the biggest cultural show in NER, Nagaland is a land of tremendous diversity and potential. It has 16 different tribes and all with its own festivals. It’s a treat for the revellers to witness the zeal and enthusiasm of each of these festivals.
The theme for this year is ‘Act East from Nagaland’. This is particularly apt because of its shared boundary with Myanmar which has now emerged as a democratic country. It is envisaged that Nagaland, due to its unique location, may become the connecting link between Northeast India and Myanmar.
While the focus of the Summit will remain on building Physical & Digital connectivity, market linkages, etc in the region; Connect North East 2017 will have additional flavour of biodiversity and bridging cultural diversity between the region and our neighbouring countries. The deliberations will be moderated to strategize connectivity and infrastructure development for creation of wealth in the area of Social, Economic and Ecological Enterprises