A Qatari delegation headed by the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, ictQATAR, will participate in the first GCC e-Government Conference which opens today in Muscat.
ictQATAR’s i-Gov programme manager, Ahmed al-Kuwari, will lead the delegation which includes members from Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA), Kahramaa, Islamweb and Hukoomi.
Al-Kuwari said: “At this conference, Qatar will share its e-government experience with the other GCC states and we will try to agree on the minimal e-government services that should be provided by the GCC states, giving priority to health, education and government services.”
He also emphasised ictQATAR’s commitment to working with the various government agencies to provide public services and “bring government closer to the people it serves.”
Chairman of the Information Technology Authority in Oman, Mohamed Nasser al-Kubaisi and executive secretary of the UN economic and social commission for Western Asia, Bader al-Dafa will give the opening speeches at the conference.
A spokesperson said: “The conference will provide a platform for closer co-operation and co-ordinated strategic policy-making to ensure that the benefits of e-government are felt across the GCC region.”
“The conference will create a platform for GCC e-government authorities to share their experiences, discuss the challenges of implementing e-governance, agree on the priority of e-services provided in the GCC, and explore ways of linking e-government portals of member states,” he added.
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