TRA invites UAE Government entities to participate in WSIS 2015

DUBAI, 5th February, 2015 (WAM) — The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has invited all UAE government entities and authorities to participate in the 2015 World Summit on the Information Society, WSIS, which will be held at the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, headquarters in Geneva from 28th to 30th May, with wide participation from all countries across the world.

The TRA has sent a formal invitation with all details related to the participation process and requirements. The invitation also stressed the deadline, set for February 5th, to receive participation requests for the WSIS Project Prizes, which includes 18 different categories. However, applications for participation in the forum will be accepted until April 1st.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the TRA, said, “The UAE National Committee for Information Society is working diligently to coordinate with government entities and provide them with the necessary support, in order to showcase best national initiatives, technical and electronic projects to submit for this significant annual international forum. This step demonstrates the National Committee’s keenness to highlight the UAE’s commitment to develop the information society and its ongoing efforts to implement the WSIS recommendations identified in its previous editions.” “This initiative comes as part of our ongoing commitment to reinforce the country’s position on the global information society map, through submitting a number of leading UAE initiatives and projects in this field. All these efforts fall under the wider vision adopted by the federal and national government entities, to accomplish the transformation process towards a smart government, in order to exemplify a unique experience in providing public services to clients in the region,” he added.

UAE Government entities have a variety of opportunities to take part in WSIS 2015, including participation in the National Committee annual report which will be showcased regularly at WSIS. This report includes leading initiatives and projects related to this field and it will be discussed and distributed to delegations participating in the summit. Moreover, a number of entities will be nominated to participate in WSIS workshops, through organising a special panel discussion to highlight the initiative or project of one entity or a number of participating entities. This involvement focuses on the initiative, goals, difficulties and challenges facing its implementation to achieve tangible results.

The National Committee urges all government entities to submit their participation requests and prepare a comprehensive portfolio containing all projects and initiatives implemented in this area, and send them to the Committee, ensuring an outstanding representation and strong participation of the UAE in this global forum.