2nd Meeting: Core Research and Technical Cooperation Mechanism for the Arab Digital Agenda - ESCWA
7-10 March 2022
Expert Group Meeting

2nd Meeting: Core Research and Technical Cooperation Mechanism for the Arab Digital Agenda

Location
  • Hybrid, Cairo
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Within the framework of the Programme for Enhancing Digital Cooperation and Development for Arab Countries, ESCWA aims to produce regional and national digital strategies/agendas that will enable policymakers to bring about changes in policies and practices in response to the needs of their countries, harnessing information and communication technology for development and accelerating the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In the context of joint technical cooperation between ESCWA and the League of Arab States (LAS), the second expert group meeting on the subject will be 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 a hybrid online and in-person format in Cairo 7-10 March 2022.

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” (to be held 6-7 April 2022) through the Joint Technical Committee (to be held 29-30 March 2022).

 

Outcome document

The full version of the final report was uploaded to the system.

Welcoming Remarks and introduction on ESCWA-LAS project for producing, developing and implementing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda), process, draft 3 of the Arab Digital Agenda, logical framework, proposed goals, targets, actions, indicators of achievements and initiatives.

Group work, deliberations and discussions with the core researchers from Arab countries and partner organizations on the first cluster of draft 3 of the Arab ICT strategy/Arab Digital Agenda.

Presentation on progress made in developing the Arab Information and Communication Technology Strategy (The Arab Digital Agenda) and its proposed logical framework

Group work, deliberations and discussions with the core researchers from Arab countries and partner organizations on the second cluster of draft 3 of the Arab ICT strategy/Arab Digital Agenda.

Group work, deliberations and discussions with the core researchers from Arab countries and partner organizations on the third cluster of draft 3 of the Arab ICT strategy/Arab Digital Agenda.

Follow up with participating countries on the progress made in their National Digital Development Reviews Reports for 2022 and its relationship with the Arab Digital Agenda

Group work, deliberations and discussions with the core researchers from Arab countries and partner organizations on the fourth cluster of draft 3 of the Arab ICT strategy/Arab Digital Agenda.

Group work, deliberations and discussions with the core researchers from Arab countries and partner organizations on the fifth cluster of draft 3 of the Arab ICT strategy/Arab Digital Agenda.

Discussion on the role of the periodic national digital development review reports and the Arab digital development report in following up on the implementation and development of the Arab digital agenda and the importance of establishing an observatory to follow up on digital development at the national and regional levels

Discussing the proposed initiatives under the 5 clusters of the Arab Digital Agenda

Discussing the next steps to finalize the Arab Digital Agenda and closing remarks.


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