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Project ID: 1099668606
Entity: ALECSO (The Arab League, Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization)
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Activity: The Arab Strategy for Informatics
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Activity description: ALECSO has given much attention to the fact that ICT applications in all aspects of life is a necessary condition for the realization of the overall sustainable development from as early as 1990. That year witnessed the publication of the Arab strategy for Informatics relevant to conditions at that era. Due to the ultra-fast changes imposed by the continueous development of ICT in all walks of life, the Arab Ministers of Higher Education and Research called for ALECSO (Department of Science and Scientific Reseach) to renew the Arab strategy for Informatics, in cooperatipn with the Arab governmental institutions responsible for science policies and legislations. The strategy , which was recently published in the year- 2004-, is now being considered as a basis for contiueous programmes to be executed by ALECSO ( Department of Science and Scientific Research).
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Entity from: International
Geographical coverage of the activity: Regional
WSIS action lines related to this activity:
Theme 1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development
Theme 3. Access to information and knowledge
Theme 7. ICT applications: benefits in all aspects of life
Theme 8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Related MDGs:
MDG 2. Achieve Universal Primary Education
MDG 7. Ensure environmental sustainability
MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Activity type: Conference, Publication, Guidelines
Time scale: Completed
Partners: Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and The Arab Governmental Institutions responsible for ICT policies and legislations


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