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MENAFN - Muscat Daily - 24/04/2014
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(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Representatives from various government and private institutions participated in the three-day symposium on Excellence in eGovernment which concluded on Wednesday. 

Organised by the Information Technology Authority, the final day of the symposium saw speakers addressing issues related to the SMEs and e-services.

Richard Kerby, senior inter-regional advisor at e-Government and Knowledge Management, UN was quoted in a release as saying, ''I see the UN Public Service Awards and Sultan Qaboos Award for Excellence in eGovernment encouraging innovation and creativity in societies.''

Paul Waller, research fellow at Brunel Business School, UK, spoke on best e-government practices. He said, ''The challenge is to use technology to achieve real transformation.''

Andrew Fiddaman, executive director at the Prince's Youth Business International, spoke on the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship.

In his presentation, Fiddaman said, ''National and local governments should work together to make business registration as efficient as possible. There should be focus on self-employment and more use of existing structures such as the chambers of commerce to support the concept of entrepreneurship while encouraging schools and colleges to run business competitions that promote start-ups and prioritising investment in youth entrepreneurship to tackle unemployment.''

Fiddaman said that SMEs are important in the development of any country. ''SMEs are major drivers of innovation and employment. I am impressed to see how much progress has been made in the recent years in developing SMEs in Oman.

On the importance of developing the skills of youth in ICT, Louise Pulford, director of Social Innovation Exchange said that innovation is key to make a mark in this sector.&nbs


 


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