Nowadays we are living, in the Arab region and all around the world, under the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. This unprecedent crisis has paralleled all economic sectors worldwide and has kept people under the heavy impact of the lockdown, thus has required exceptional measures and a high mobilization of all resources to come up with unconventional emergency management plans to cope with it.
During this period, digital technologies are shown as a basic pillar for adapting with the new living style through the limitless possibilities and opportunities they offer in many fields mitigate the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic alike for governments, companies and people.
In this respect, and in order to fulfil its commitment to support Arab countries and all stakeholders in facing this pandemic through digital technologies and highlight their efforts in this matter, the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization (AICTO) and the Technical Secretariat of the Council of Arab Ministers are organizing in partnership with ESCWA the “1st Arab Webinar : “ ICT Fighting Covid-19 : Arab initiatives and success stories” to give the floor for all stakeholders in the region to present their experiences and share best practices to confront the Corona pandemic. Besides, experiences from international companies and institutions will be part of the agenda.
In the Agenda
Opening panel :
- League of Arab States
Arab ICT Organization
Ministerial panel :
Arab Strategies & Plans against Covid-19
- Arab ICT Ministers
Initiatives and best practices
ICT projects and initiatives from AICTO partners and members
- Elghazala Technopark – Tunisia
- Private sector – Egypt
- OGERO – Lebanon
- Beidou – CSNO : Chinese Satellite Navigation office
- Huawei technologies