ICDL ties up with top humanitarian groups
Dubai, April 3, 2012
The ICDL GCC Foundation said it has signed an agreement with Riyadh-based General Secretariat of Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies to raise IT awareness among the group's volunteers and personnel.
The strategic partnership aims to raise digital awareness among Red Crescent and Red Cross establishments and further support their efforts to promote humanitarian work and volunteerism.
The agreement was signed by Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Hazza, secretary general, Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Societies, and Jamil Ezzo, the director general, ICDL GCC Foundation at the Movenpick Hotel in Dubai.
Under the partnership, Red Crescent and Red Cross personnel in the Arab world will be able to obtain the ICDL certification, a global standard for end-user computer skills, and also receive incentives that will further motivate them to help in achieving the objectives of the MoU.
Commenting on the tieup, Al Hazza said the deal was aimed at supporting the ICDL GCC’s efforts in enhancing computer skills and promoting IT awareness within Red Crescent and Red Cross establishments, while helping them promote humanitarian work and volunteerism in the Arab world with the use of modern technology and devices.
“We are confident that this move will provide a solid foundation for our efforts to improve the IT skills of our personnel. This will ultimately help improve the performance of the organization and further drive our efforts to promote humanitarian activities in the Arab region,” he stated.
Ezzo said the partnership is in line with ICDL’s commitment to cultivate the IT culture and support efforts to establish a knowledge-based economy.
'The Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization further strengthens our network of strategic partnerships with ministries, governmental authorities, major academic institutions, private organizations and civil society organizations in the GCC region and Iraq,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service