India and Trinidad and Tobago have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to share India Stack, a collection of open APIs and digital public goods that aim to facilitate identity, data, and payment services on a large scale.
The MoU was signed in New Delhi by the Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, and Trinidad and Tobago’s Minister of Digital Transformation, Senator Hassel Bacchus.
The MoU will enable both countries to cooperate in the areas of digital transformation by means of capacity building, training programmes, exchange of best practices, exchange of public officials and experts, development of pilot or demo solutions, etc.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi who believes in the principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbhakam (the world is one family), has always encouraged the offering of India Stack to countries across the globe especially to those that have been left behind in their digitalisation efforts. With the help of India Stack, these countries can climb up the digitalisation ladder rapidly and transform their economies and governance.”
“It shall create a robust ecosystem of startups, developers & system integrators working around it on Next-Gen innovation”, added Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
The MoU is a significant step in India’s efforts to promote digital transformation and development cooperation in the global south. It is also a testament to the growing acceptance of India Stack as a leading global digital infrastructure initiative.