The Arab Federation for Digital Economy participated in the activities of the first joint workshop to develop the Arab digital agenda, which was held on March 23-24, 2021, through the video conferencing feature. Before the Communications and Information Technology Development Department of the General Secretariat of the League of Arab States.
The United Nations ESCWA ran the two-day workshop, as it is the technical supervisor of the Arab Digital Agenda project. During the events, experts from the parties involved in preparing the agenda presented their expected roles and contributions to this strategic Arab project.
For its part, the Arab Union for Digital Economy presented a presentation in which it outlined the most important stages of preparing and developing the Arab vision for the digital economy, in addition to an overview of the programs and objectives of the Arab vision for the digital economy, which was announced for the first time at the Arab Digital Economy Conference held in Abu Dhabi in December 2018. Who received the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi – Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates, may God protect him.
The Arab Federation for the Digital Economy, in cooperation with ESCWA and UNCTAD, is working on preparing a vision for the objectives, indicators and results of the Arab digital economy axis, with the aim of building the potential ICT sector for economic development, especially in the areas of: ICT companies, research and development, innovation and standardization in the ICT sector. Information and communications, government facilities, investments and financing of the communications and information technology sector.
Through this cooperation, the Federation also aims to enhance the economic impact of the ICT sector through: the contribution of the ICT sector to the national economy, the promotion of electronic commerce and its role in the marketing of technological and digital services, and the maximization of digital business.
It is worth noting that the Arab vision for the digital economy is of great importance as it consolidates the building of the ambitious Arab project, as it aims to support social and economic growth in the Arab region by exploiting the opportunities available from the digital economy. , and experts from the United Nations, the World Bank, the International Economic Cooperation Organization, and the European Union.