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MEETINGS

Roundtable on Strategies and Plans of Action for Building the Information Society in Western Asia
Beirut, 21-22 June 2004

 

Agenda

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DAY ONE Monday, 21 June 2004
10:00 11:00 Opening session
 

Opening remarks: ESCWA

Ahmed Farahat

 

Round table context and objectives

Mervat Tallawy

 

Keynote address

Hisham El-Sherif

11:00 11:30 Break
11:30 13:30 Session 1: Policies, strategies and the enabling environment
 

Chairperson: Yousef Nusseir

 

Developing the plan of action - Process outline

Mansour Farah

 

Main activities for formulating strategies and building an enabling environment

Mansour Farah

 

General debate

 
13:30 14:30 Lunch
14:30 16:15 Session 2: ICT infrastructure and access to information: Main pillars of the information society
 

Chairperson: Kamal Al-Jebry

 

Main activities for enhancing regional infrastructure and access

Ayman El-Sherbiny

 

General debate

 
16:15 16:30 Break
16:30 18:15 Session 3: Capacity building: Roles for governments and other stakeholders
 

Chairperson: Ferial Al-Freih

 

Main activities for capacity-building in ICT

Wajdi Mattar

 

General debate

 
 
DAY TWO Tuesday, 22 June 2004
09:00 10:45 Session 4: ICT applications
 

Chairperson: Khalil Abdelmassih

 

Main regional activities in e-government, e-commerce, e-learning, e-health, and e-employment

Hesham Auda

 

General debate

 
10:45 11:15 Break
11:15 13:00 Session 5: Key regional projects for building the information society (part 1)
 

Chairperson: Nibal Idlebi

 

Selected regional ICT projects:

 

- Digital Arabic Content

N. Chekhobeid

 

- Arabic Domain Names System

Said Ghazzi

 

- Regional Cyber Hub

Tarek Kazzaz

 

General debate

 
13:00 14:00 Lunch
14:00 15:45 Session 6: Key regional projects for building the information society (part 2)
 

Chairperson: Mahmood Kassim Al-Sharief

 

Selected regional ICT projects:

 

- Information Society Measurements

Abdulilah Dewachi

 

- Regional backbone

Ayman El-Sherbiny

 

- ICT for the Disabled

Amal Dajani

 

- Women in the Information Society

Fatma Almana

 

General debate

 
15:45 16:00 Break
16:00 17:45 Session 7: Financing and Partnership: critical factors for successful implementation
 

Chairperson: Hisham El-Sharif

 

 

Activation of partnership and investment in the ICT sector

Abdulilah Dewachi

 

General debate

 
17:45 18:00 Closing session

Ahmed Farahat


 

MEETING DETAILS

Final Report

Arabic Version

Information Note

Agenda (Final)

Main Document (PDF)

Forum for Discussion

List of Participants (PDF)