International Telecommunication Union in collaboration with Naif Arab University of security Sciences (NAUSS) will organize the 1st Steering Committee Meeting of the ITU Centres of Excellence (CoEs) Network for the Arab Region, which will take place from 19-20 Feb. 2019 in Riyadh – Saudi Arabia.
This will be the first Steering Committee Meeting of the new CoE network cycle, which starts in January 2019 and lasts until December 2022.
The main objective of the Steering Committees is to govern and provide oversight to the CoE network functioning and operations. The Steering Committee meetings provide CoEs with the opportunity to present and discuss their activities, exchange experience, learn from each other and strengthen collaboration. A key outcome of the meeting is the agreed training catalogue for the CoE network in the region for the year 2019.
According to the governance structure outlined in the document “Operational Processes and Procedures for the CoE Network 2018”, Steering Committees are composed of the selected Centres of Excellence and Member States hosting a CoE, two additional SC members from ITU members from the Arab region and ITU. Other participants from the broader ITU membership are welcome to attend as observers and share their experiences and knowledge on ICTs capacity building.
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