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Egypt Participates in Third Telecentre Leaders' Forum for the Eastern MENA Region held in Jordan

Egypt participated in the third Telecentre Leaders' Forum for the Eastern MENA region, on July 15th and 16th in Amman, Jordan.

The event is organized by Egypt ICT Trust Fund, Telecentre.org, UN-ESCWA, and the World Links Arab Region (WLAR) under the auspices of Eng. Basem Rousan, Jordan Minister of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT).

Over 45 telecentre practitioners, network leaders and telecentre support organizations resenting leaders in 6 Arab countries which are Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt and Sudan shared their experiences and developed plans for strengthening telecentres in respective countries.

The aim of the workshop is to exchange experiences, networking, and improve telecentres' sustainability chances  using ICT in order to achieve social and economic development in the Middle East, North Africa.

The event was supported by the Jordanian Ministry of Information and Communications Technology Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, Princess Basma Youth Resource Centre, Knowledge Stations, UNDP Egypt, IDRC, Microsoft and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.

The forum was a major step towards the expansion of the MENA telecentre network. It encouraged exchanges between the various participating countries and helped define major key areas for future cooperation.