GCC eGovernment Ministers committee to take place in Bahrain

GCC eGovernment Ministers committee to take place in Bahrain
Ministers will meet in Bahrain to discuss GCC progress on e-government.
Published: 20 March 2017 - 1:26 p.m.
By: Mark Sutton

The Fifth GCC eGovernment Ministerial Committee meeting is set to take place this week in Bahrain.

The meeting brings together the ministers responsible for eGovernment in each of the GCC countries, the secretary general and a number of specialists from the GCC council.

The ministerial committee will discuss the General Secretariat report on the joint initiatives contained in the framework of the pilot eGovernment Strategy which implementation was completed, in addition to the proposed joint initiatives to be implemented. They also will discuss the GCC information security strategy and other proposed items at the agenda.

On 5th March, the GCC e-Government Executive Committee met in Doha, to discuss a number of topics including support for the ICT industry in the GCC; e-learning, the state of fibre optic roll out and interconnectivity with the GCC Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), co-operation with the European Union and creating a database of suppliers and service providers.

The meeting also discussed a proposal for the establishment of a virtual academy for e-Government training, which will help to build national expertise in the GCC countries and to fill the gap between skills requirement of labour markets and the qualifications of higher education graduates.

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