Abu Dhabi deploys ICDL's e-Citizen program
Dubai, February 22, 2009
ICDL GCC Foundation has implemented International Computer Driving License's (ICDL) 'e-Citizen' program for the first time in the Middle East, in Abu Dhabi.
The e-Citizen program, which aims to prepare the public to use e-Services and other online services in their daily activities, has been implemented in Abu Dhabi in collaboration with the UAE Academy, an affiliate of Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The ECDL Foundation, the developer of the e-Citizen computer skills program, has been launching the program worldwide to enhance the essential digital skills of people from the public and private sectors so that they can more efficiently utilize the online services offered in their countries via the Internet.
The first group will have 2,500 candidates from selected social groups in Abu Dhabi, particularly women, retirees and job seekers.
ICDL GCC Foundation is currently working with the relevant society and governmental organisations throughout the country and the region on similar initiatives to promote the e-Citizen program.
“In today’s challenging economic times, organisations as well as individuals must exert every effort to become more efficient and productive by applying information communications technology in their day-to-day transactions,” said Jamil Ezzo, director general, ICDL GCC Foundation.
“As the leader in e-governance readiness in the Arab world, the UAE has the responsibility of further improving public access to online services,” concluded Dr Abdullah Abonamah, vice president of Academic Programs, UAE Academy.-TradeArabia News Service