Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
6 March 2022
Egypt Partakes in Second Expert Meeting on ESCWA-LAS 'Arab Digital Agenda'

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the second expert group meeting held in the context of joint technical cooperation between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia (ESCWA) and the League of Arab States (LAS) on the Arab Digital Agenda. The meeting is held for researchers and experts from countries and organizations that are part of the Arab Digital Agenda project related to the core research and technical cooperation mechanism, in Cairo on March 7-10.

The meeting follows a series of meetings with partners from countries and international and regional organizations that are part of the joint project of ESCWA and LAS on setting, developing and activating the Arab information and communication technology strategy.

The meeting aims to coordinate research and procedures for enhancing the content of the third version of the third draft of the Arab Digital Agenda, including proposals for goals, measurement indicators and initiatives to be submitted to the "34th session of the Arab Working Group on the Arab Information and Communications Technology Strategy”, due to be held on 6-7 April 2022, through the Joint Technical Committee that will be held on 29-30 March 2022.

ESCWA launched the Program for Enhancing Digital Cooperation and Development for Arab Countries in 2020, which includes eight tracks, one of which aims to produce regional and national digital strategies/agendas. These strategies/agendas will enable policymakers, to bring about change in policies and practices in response to the needs of their countries; harness ICT for the purposes of development; and accelerate fulfilling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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