Within the framework of the technical cooperation program of ESCWA, implemented with its Member States, and based on the request of National Information Center (NIC) in Sudan to provide technical assistance in capacity building, ESCWA co-implemented two capacity-building workshops with NIC in Khartoum as part of its national plan to implement the training on the Academy of ICT Essentials for Government Leaders in the ESCWA Region. Focused on the 4 modules of AIGLE, the first workshop was dedicated to police officials, and took place from 3 to 4 April 2016, while the second workshop, designed as a training of trainers (ToT), was addressed to States (‘Wilayat’) delegates, and was conducted from 5 to 7 April 2016. The TOT workshop addressed also the 4 modules of AIGLE.
ESCWA, represented by Mr. Nawar Al-Awa, Regional Advisor on Technology for Development, delivered a number of presentations, and moderated several sessions during the two workshops.
The opening session of the first workshop was attended by HE Minister of ICT, Ms. Tahani Atiah, and the director of the General Administration for Police training, Major General Imad Issawi, and the Deputy Director General of NIC, Mr. Sudad Hussein.
In this workshop, around 40 participants contributed. ESCWA covered four training sessions dedicated to the relationship between technology and development, and e-Government strategies
The opening session of the second workshop was attended by HE Minister of State for Human Resources Development, Mr. Adam Nour. In workshop session, more than 80 trainers were coached from 18 States (Wilayat). ESCWA covered three training sessions about the relationship between technology and development.
Workshop participants expressed their appreciation for the content of the workshops training courses through discussions and the evaluation conducted at the closing session of each workshop.
Discussions and meetings also revealed the need for such capacity-building workshops and stressed on the importance of capacity and advisory services provided by ESCWA in coordination with national partners in the areas of technology for development