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Bahrain eGA at key global ICT conference

Geneva, June 11, 2014

Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA) is playing a key role at the ongoing World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) in Geneva.

The eGA said its participation at the key event comes as part of the kingdom's firm commitment and participatory pivotal role with the international community in order to review the significant global results and challenges within the ICT sector.

The high-level event is being held at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) headquarters in Geneva until Friday in conjunction with Unesco, Unctad, UNDP and in co-ordination with other UN associated organisations.

The Bahraini delegation is being chaired by the eGA vice chief executive Dr Zakareya Ahmed Al Khaja.

He delivered an official speech yesterday, focusing on the outlook of information technology and its role in the development of the international community.

Dr Al Khaja will also participate, as a keynote speaker, tomorrow (June 12) to address the issue of Bahrain's experience in the area of ICT governance at the thematic workshop organised by Undesa entitled "The Role of Public Government Authorities and All Stakeholders in the Promotion of ICTs for Development".

The Bahraini delegation includes eGA eServices delivery and channel enhancement assistant director Mohamed Abdulaziz who will attend tomorrow as a spokesperson to discuss Bahrain's experience in the management of the suggestions and complaints through the unified national suggestions and complaints system (Tawasul) at the workshop organised by Undesa entitled "ICT Applications Aimed at Improving Peoples' Lives on All Aspects".

The delegation also comprises the authority's marketing and awareness directorate chief of customer service Ali Darwish who will participate as a speaker on Friday to address the eGovernment's experience in bridging the digital gap through the Qudurat eTraining programme.

His session will take place at a workshop organised by ITU.

The event will bring together decision makers and ICT experts representing the UN member states, regional and international agencies, non-government organisations, civil societies and ICT businesses.

It is an annual meeting held in the form of conferences and workshops where all UN member states such as governments and representatives of the private sector and international organisations attend to discuss the latest advancements in ICT sector on an international scale, along with applications for international development action plans adopted by WSIS for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (2005-2015), endorsed by the UN General Assembly and agreed on by the international community.

The participating countries will provide a status update of their major projects and their technology initiatives that aim at achieving these goals.-TradeArabia News Service




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