Connect the Arab States Summit

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
Connect the Arab States Summit
05 March, 2012 - 07 March, 2012 Doha Qatar Organized by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) with ictQATAR’s support, the Summit, which will be held on March 5-7, 2011 at the Sheraton Doha Hotel, has the overall objective to mobilize the human, financial and technical resources required to close Information and Communication Technology (ICT) gaps in the Arab region. It is a venue for leaders from the public and private sectors, as well as international and regional financing and development agencies to network and explore new partnerships. The Summit will feature discussion panels and roundtables focusing on the challenges posed to emerging and transition economies in harnessing the full potential of ICT.
International implementation
Planned for future from 05/03/2012 to 07/03/2012
ITU, ictQATAR, LAS and the private sector

WSIS information
* The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
      * ICT for sustainable development
      * National e-strategies
      * E-participation
      * Partnerships
* Information and communication infrastructure
* Access to information and knowledge
* Building confidence and security in use of ICTs
* Enabling environment
* ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
      * E-government
      * E-business
      * E-learning
      * E-health
      * E-employment
      * E-environment
* Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
* Media
* Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
* International and regional cooperation
  • Conference
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? Yes