Sheikh Khalifa Fund

Details of the organization
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
Sheikh Khalifa Fund
Sheikh Khalifa Fund was established in response to the rising need of support for the small and medium businesses in the country. The Fund’s objectives are to support and develop Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in order to diversify main income streams and develop national human resources in Abu Dhabi. The ultimate objective is to transform Abu Dhabi into a major investment and development hub. The Fund will work in parallel with Abu Dhabi’s strategic economic development initiatives in the various sectors. It will assist in the development of UAE national businessmen and businesswomen who are capable and able to support and participate in the ongoing economic growth and development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The Fund focuses on the training and development of UAE nationals in order to enable them to manage their projects independently through the provision of high quality training courses and international expertise. The strategic objectives of this program will ultimately reflect on the opportunities for ICT business and investments as well as in building a knowledge economy by raising and supporting SMEs with focus on ICT.
National implementation:
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WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * ICT in Parliaments
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Capacity building
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
         * E-government strategies
         * E-government systems
         * Measuring e-government
         * Knowledge management
      * E-business
         * E-commerce and e-trade
         * Enabling environment
         * SME competitiveness
         * Technology and innovation
         * Supply chains and outsourcing
  • Eradicate poverty and hunger
  • Achieve Universal Primary Education
  • Promote gender equality & empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Fund
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No