44 min

Digital Public Infrastructure in Education: A Conversation with Dr. Pramod Varma, CTO of EkStep Foundation World Bank EduTech Podcast

    • Education

In today's episode, we discuss the vast possibilities of digital public infrastructure (DPI), to address global challenges in education and beyond. Bob Hawkins, Global Lead for Technology and Innovation in Education at the World Bank, reflects with Dr. Pramod Varma, CTO of the EkStep Foundation and former Chief Architect of Aadhaar and India Stack, on the use of this technology approach to tackle complex societal issues at scale, including how to successfully build a digital backbone for education.

 

To learn more about the World Bank's efforts on Digital Public Infrastructure please visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2023/10/12/creating-digital-public-infrastructure-for-empowerment-inclusion-and-resilience 

 

Our blog post on how DPI supports empowerment, inclusion, and resilience can be read here: https://blogs.worldbank.org/digital-development/how-digital-public-infrastructure-supports-empowerment-inclusion-and-resilience

 

To learn more about the EkStep Foundation, please visit https://ekstep.org/

 

Relevant information on Sunbird open-source DPGs can be found here: https://sunbird.org/

 

Dr. Pramod Varma also participates in the People+AI community, a team of experts looking for AI strategy for India, "helping a billion people on their path to potential." Learn more here: https://peopleplus.ai/

 

Check out India's participation in the Open Network for Education, Skilling, and Livelihood: https://onest.network/

 

Here is a short video from the Foundation on Digital Economy on DPI thinking that includes an interview with Dr. Pramod Varma [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAIj3Q7urWs] and the second part of that interview, focused on platforms to networks [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMmKWDBG4KA]

 

And a podcast suggested by Dr. Pramod Varma: 'Decoding Digital Public Goods & Digital Public Infrastructure.' Listen here: https://open.spotify.com.mcas.ms/episode/2VcHqdm1I7E6LmgYM3mgmB



A podcast produced by Lucía Blasco.

In today's episode, we discuss the vast possibilities of digital public infrastructure (DPI), to address global challenges in education and beyond. Bob Hawkins, Global Lead for Technology and Innovation in Education at the World Bank, reflects with Dr. Pramod Varma, CTO of the EkStep Foundation and former Chief Architect of Aadhaar and India Stack, on the use of this technology approach to tackle complex societal issues at scale, including how to successfully build a digital backbone for education.

 

To learn more about the World Bank's efforts on Digital Public Infrastructure please visit https://www.worldbank.org/en/results/2023/10/12/creating-digital-public-infrastructure-for-empowerment-inclusion-and-resilience 

 

Our blog post on how DPI supports empowerment, inclusion, and resilience can be read here: https://blogs.worldbank.org/digital-development/how-digital-public-infrastructure-supports-empowerment-inclusion-and-resilience

 

To learn more about the EkStep Foundation, please visit https://ekstep.org/

 

Relevant information on Sunbird open-source DPGs can be found here: https://sunbird.org/

 

Dr. Pramod Varma also participates in the People+AI community, a team of experts looking for AI strategy for India, "helping a billion people on their path to potential." Learn more here: https://peopleplus.ai/

 

Check out India's participation in the Open Network for Education, Skilling, and Livelihood: https://onest.network/

 

Here is a short video from the Foundation on Digital Economy on DPI thinking that includes an interview with Dr. Pramod Varma [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAIj3Q7urWs] and the second part of that interview, focused on platforms to networks [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMmKWDBG4KA]

 

And a podcast suggested by Dr. Pramod Varma: 'Decoding Digital Public Goods & Digital Public Infrastructure.' Listen here: https://open.spotify.com.mcas.ms/episode/2VcHqdm1I7E6LmgYM3mgmB



A podcast produced by Lucía Blasco.

44 min

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