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Egypt Today: WGS 2018 explores effective frameworks to enhance digital

The event was led by experts from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA).
14.02.18 | Interesting article at Egypt Today

Internet usage, big data, cybersecurity, business usage of ICT and the empowerment of citizens across the Arab world were some of the key themes explored at the E-government Roundtable, held as part of the sixth World Government Summit (WGS 2018) in Dubai today.

The event was led by experts from the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), showcasing its efforts to support the enhancement of an innovative and progressive digital Arab region.

Delegates explored the impact of the digital economy on men and women across the Arab region, identifying usage, impact and gender gaps that governments need to address as part of a digital transformation.

Participants discussed the regulatory frameworks currently in place to support innovation in technology. Cooperation and coordination across the region were highlighted as critical aspects in the enhancement of the digital regional economy.