Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar- 'Better Connections Programme' launched  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - The Peninsula - 29/05/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Within the framework of its digital inclusion programmes, the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology yesterday launched 'Better Connections Programme' at the QITCOM 2014.

"The programme has been established to create a framework towards realisation of digital inclusion across our transient labour force. It is a low-cost, sustainable programme to implement ICT access within transient labour accommodation that helps improve employees' basic ICT skills," said Reem Al Mansoori, Executive Director, ICT and Society at the ministry.

"To ensure that we provide a holistic programme, we worked in partnership with stakeholders so that we could support workers at their accommodation; ensure that they have access to the Internet, computers and digital content. The programme provides content that is relevant to their needs and available in their languages, English, Arabic and some of it in other languages such as Hindi, Bengali and Nepali," she added.

The programme will help deliver a room or area to be dedicated to computer access and ICT training at labour accommodation; source low-cost computers through a recycling scheme to keep any outgoings to a minimum; fixed or wireless Internet connection; and appropriate content and training to help deliver ICT-based training to meet the needs of the transient labour force.

The ministry also announced the release and roll out of its Digital Inclusion Strategy. It identifies key areas that require improvement and details initiatives to improve technology usage and accessibility to ensure that everyone advances together in the technology race.

The strategy was developed in support of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Plan, and the recently launched National Broadband Plan.

Despite being a global leader in mobile and Internet penetration, a gap in understanding and accessibility to technology among many segments of Qatar's population has been identified as a priority to address.

Those identified at risk of exclusion were due to old age, special needs or disabilities, low-skilled migrant workers with limited Internet access, those who live in remote areas, non-working Qatari women and young people who did not progress to higher education.

The strategy outlines initiatives that have been and will be implemented to enhance the adoption of technology in each sub-group. Among younger users who are digitally savvy, the ministry has identified a need for further guidance to ensure they get the most from ICT tools available to them.

 


The Peninsula




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 23 2014 - Ankara to keep secret behind hostage releaseArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Syrian Kurds who have fled to Turkey top 130000Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ANKARA: More than 130000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey escaping an advance by Islamic State jihadists Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Giordano celebrates National Day with special editionArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Showing the national colors with pride Giordano one of the world's major international apparel retailers is launching special limited edition polo shirts and t-shirts to ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Rabea Tea makes history with a Guinness World recordArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Ahmed Mohamed Saleh Baeshen & Co. succeeded in registering its honorary brand Rabea Tea in the Guinness World Records breaking a new attempt for the largest tea bag in the ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- GE marks 4th year of operations in DammamArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) GE is marking the fourth year of operations of the GE Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam which has emerged as regional service and manufacturing hub and center of ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- CITC governor visits Mobily in Al-Mashaer areaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Gov. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Darrab inspected the preparations of Mobily for the 1435H Haj season. Nasser Al-Nasser ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- SpaceX launches 3-D printer other station gearArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAPE CANAVERAL Florida: A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.In all the unmanned ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Dubai property prices show signs of coolingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DUBAI: Dubai's booming property market is showing signs that it may be cooling off industry data showed after two years of soaring prices that had drawn warnings of possible ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Pioneering real estate concepts unveiled at Cityscape GlobalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Dubai Investments (DI) the major investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market is showcasing its wide array of pioneering sustainable real estate concepts and solutions ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- NCB to start IPO next monthArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank will begin its much-anticipated initial share sale next month a statement to the Kingdom's stock market said.The initial public ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help