The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), participated in the 24th Gulf Cooperation Council e-Government Executive Committee meeting, which was held yesterday under the chairmanship of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, via videoconferencing (online).

The delegation of the State of Qatar was headed by Mrs. Mashael Ali Al Hammadi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary for Information Technology Affairs at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

The meeting discussed the report submitted by the General Secretariat on what has been accomplished with respect to the decisions taken during the 23rd meeting and work progress with respect to GCC e-government initiatives, including the initiative of the State of Qatar on the issue of digital access.

Mrs. Maha Al Mansoori, CEO of “Mada “- Assistive Technology Center, presented a working paper on digital access as a project proposal to prepare a unified Gulf framework for access to information and communication technology.

The proposal aims to prepare a Gulf methodology to unify the aspects of access to information and communication technology, through the development of an integrated ecosystem that contains several systems and mechanisms to facilitate digital access by persons with disabilities and the elderly, to ensure access to services and information on digital platforms and to ensure their independent use. With the participation of all concerned parties from governments, the private sector, and civil society.

Commenting on the participation of the State of Qatar in the meeting, Mrs. Mashael Ali Al Hammadi said: "Qatar contributes greatly to the promotion of joint Gulf action and is constantly working on presenting proposals and initiatives aimed at developing and strengthening cooperation between the GCC countries in various sectors and fields."

"The digital transformation sector is witnessing rapid growth, and it is necessary to keep pace with these rapid changes, which is what the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is doing, which is keen to benefit from all expertise in this aspect, and in return works to transfer its experiences and achievements in order to advance this sector at the level of the GCC countries." Mrs. Mashael Ali Al Hammadi added.

Source: Government of Qatar