Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Monday said that the world scenario is going to change in the next 10-15 years in two major areas – Technology and Climate Change.
Addressing the eighth edition of the Sustainable Mountain Development Summit (SMDS-VIII) in Shillong, Sangma underscored the need to convert the thought processes and policies into actions.
“The world scenario is going to change in the next 10-15 years in two major areas that are in technology where everything will revolve around Artificial Intelligence and the next major change will be climate change,” he said.
Sangma added that though these changes will bring along a lot of disruptions, it will also create a lot of opportunities, especially for entrepreneurs.
Sangma further said that there is a need to be ready for these changes and take advantage out of it. “It is platforms like these that enable us to take stock of the alarming changes and take measures for sustainable development and convert policy aspects into sustainable economic opportunities for entrepreneurs,” he said.
The chief minister also said that the entrepreneurs need support, recognition and appreciation and urged the entrepreneurs to be solution providers and not merely product providers and to continue with their entrepreneurship in the face of challenges that they will face.
He also said that the government will in the next few months make Meghalaya Secretariat Net Zero Waste area.
This year’s mountain summit (SMDS-VIII) focuses on the pressing issues of youth employment and challenges of building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem to channelize the bubbling energy and aspiration of the young generation in the mountains.
The two-day summit is being jointly hosted by IMI and its Meghalaya chapter, Meghalaya Integrated Mountain Development Initiative (MIMDI).