Sixth Meeting of the ESCWA Consultative Committee on Scientific and Technological Development and Technological Innovation

3 to 4 April, 2012 , Beirut

 1. Event Details
Information note
 2. Presentations
ICT Division of ESCWA: Accomplishments and Work Programmes (Ar)
Project: Regional Harmonization of Cyber Legislation for the Promotion of Knowledge Society in the Arab Region (Ar)
Impact of ICT and e-Services on Social and Economic Development
Promotion of Digital Arabic Content in the Arab Region (Ar)
The ICT Sector and Knowledge-based Economies in the ESCWA Region: Investing in Innovation
Arabic Domain Names System (ADNS) and the Arab Internet Governance Forum (AIGF)
UN ESCWA Technology Centre
UNESCWA Advisory Services in Response to Country Requests
Policy-Driven Electronic Governance
Regional Profile of the Information Society in Western Asia 2011 (Ar)

The ICT Division of ESCWA is organizing the sixth meeting of the ESCWA Consultative Committee on Scientific and Technological Development and Technological Innovation (ESTIC), during 3-4 April 2012, at the UN-House in Beirut, Lebanon.  The meeting outcome will be submitted to the twenty-seventh ESCWA ministerial session that is planned to be held in Beirut,.

The sixth ESTIC meeting will review ICT Division's achievements during the biennium 2010-2011, its work programme for 2012-2013, and its strategic framework for 2014-2015.  The latter will be submitted for adoption by the twenty-seventh ESCWA ministerial session that will be held in Beirut, during 7-10 May 2012, and afterwards to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly.  The meeting will also follow-up on the previous ESTIC meeting, and the establishment and progress of work of the ESCWA Technology Centre.  It will address ICT future trends and emerging issues for the ESCWA Region, and selected priority topics.  A special session will be featuring the launch of the Regional Profile of Information Society in Western Asia 2011.

The meeting will involve the participation of distinguished experts in area(s) of science, technology and innovation, including ICT, from academic institutions, research centres, governmental institutions, ministries and enterprises engaged in innovative activities, as well as from international and regional organizations.  

Invited participants should register before Sunday 18 March 2012.   The working languages are both Arabic and English.  Simultaneous translation will be provided during the meeting.

The previous meetings could be accessed through the ESTIC main page:

Correspondences, submissions, and inquiries are to be addressed to:
Ms. Rola Mehio, Staff Assistant, ICTD, UN-ESCWA, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: +961-1-978548, Fax: +961-1-981510,


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