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PARTNERS' FORUM
DAMASCUS, 21 November 2004

 

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08:30 - 09:00 Registration (At Ebla Cham Palace - Opposite Umayyad Congress Palace)
09:00 - 09:30 Opening

Mansour Farah, Team Leader, ICTD
Ahmed Farahat, Director, ICTD
Ali Soleiman, Chairman of Board, INJAZAT

09:30 - 09:45 Break
TRACK 1
09:45 - 11:15 Programme 1: Regional Cyber Hubs for Development

T. Farole

 

Project 1.1 CyberPort for trade and transport T. Farole
M. Khoury
C. Hunter
11:15 - 11:45   Coffee Break      
11:45 - 13:00 Project 1.2 CyberHaven for regional tourism development J. Ekmekji
Project 1.3 Connecting Arab ATM networks R. Hareb
Project 1.4 ICT Hub for SMEs N. Rochdi
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 Programme 2: Developing e-government services N. Idlebi
  Project 2.1  Enhancing government decision support capabilities in the socio-economic fields                                  A.Bastawissi
Project 2.2  Regional e-government portal N. Rochdi
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30

Programme 3:  Empowering Arab NGO's in the information society

H. Auda

  Project 3.1 Arab NGO's information network

A. Kandil

Project 3.2 Arab civil society academy for capacity building

A. Kandil

TRACK 2
09:45 - 11:15

Programme 4: Development of telecommunications infrastructure

A. Dewachi
  Project 4.1 Towards an integrated regional telecommunications network A. Sherbiny
Project 4.2 Enhanced broadband access through pilot national applications

S. Marine

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00

Programme 5: Developing the ICT sector

M. Mrayati
  Project 5.1 Legislation model for an ICT enabling environment     M. Mrayati
Project 5.2 Establishment of ICT Incubators    

Y. Monsef 

Project 5.3  Partnership space for incubating telecommunications projects   

S. Marine

13:00 - 15:00

Lunch

15:00 - 16:30

Programme 6: Increased access to empower women
and serve marginalized communities

W. Mattar
  Project 6.1  Empowerment through community access  

Y. Nusseir

Project 6.2  Woman empowerment through ICT F. Almana
Project 6.3  Empowerment of the visually disabled through ICT

A.Al Dajani

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30 Project 6.4  Market information systems for agriculture and fishing businesses

T. Albrand

Project 6.5 Promoting the rights of women and children through the use of ICT N. Rochdi
Project 6.6 Enhancing Arab women’s role in development and decision making through the use of ICT.

L. Al-Qourah

TRACK 3

09:45 - 11:15 Programme 7: Information society measurements M. Farah
  Project 7.1 Core ICT indicators

H. Auda

Project 7.2 ICT indicators database

H. Auda

Project 7.3 Capacity building for information society measurement

H. Auda

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 Programme 8: Promoting digital Arabic content (DAC) N. Cheikh Obeid
  Project 8.1 Arabized ICT e-glossary

N. Cheikh Obeid

Project 8.2 Arabic domain name system(ADNS)

S. Ghazzi

Project 8.3 Arab region network for document cataloguing and processing F. Al-Freih
13:00 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 Programme 9: ICT in education and scientific research T. Shawki
  Project 9.1  Regional Hub for capacity building in open source software  for education and research

A. Al-Ayyoub

Project 9.2  IT teacher training framework

T. Shawki

Project 9.3  Regional scheme for deployment of technical computing software C. Déplacé
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00 - 18:30 Project 9.4  Lifelong learning for socio-economic development E. El-Shooky
Project 9.5  Iraq networking academy

A. Dewachi