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  • 15,000 Bahrainis to get computer training

    Bahrain’s eGovernment Authority will train 15,015 Bahrainis within two years on basic computer use in an effort to reduce the digital divide in the kingdom.

    The programme, called Qudrat eTraining, is a national project which aims to eliminate computer illiteracy by training 2,015 government employees and 13,000 Bahraini nationals, officials said in a statement.

    Each trainee will attend a two-hour training session for 12 days.

  • 200 new jobs as Bahrain plans contact centre

    The first national contact centre to handle calls from the public about all government-related issues in Bahrain is being set up, with 200 new jobs being created.

    The kingdom's eGovernment Authority has announced the initiative, and an initial contract has been awarded to design and build the centre to Bahrain-based strategic consultants BDO Jawad Habib.

  • 2013 UN Public Service Forum will kick off in Bahrain

    In a press conference held yesterday, Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, eGovernment Authority CEO, Chairman of the 2013 United Nations Public Services Forum's Organizing Committee, announced latest details of the forum held under the patronage of His Majesty the King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, the King of Bahrain, in coordination with Bahrain's eGovernment Authority and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will kick off on the 24th of June and will continue for 4 days.

    Al Qaed stated that they've already succeeded in exceeding the set objectives and the number of registered delegates has so far reached 700 people, 550 of them are from outside the Kingdom of Bahrain, representing 97 countries.

  • 33,718 Bahraini families named for BD50 grant

    A list of 33,718 Bahraini families who will benefit from the BD50 anti-inflation allowance was published last night.

    It was announced by the e-Government Agency based on criteria set by ministerial and parliamentary committees, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej.

  • 70 new electronic projects to be launched in Bahrain

    Seventy new electronic projects are to be launched in Bahrain in the next few years, it was declared yesterday.

    Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa said the move would allow everyone to communicate and interact direcly with government departments through social and technical channels.

    Shaikh Mohammed was speaking while opening the fourth Bahrain International eGovernment Forum at the Isa Cultural Centre, in Juffair.

  • 8 parallel workshops of Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2015 kick-off

    The workshops included international speakers who touched upon topics and trends related to the field of ICT.

    Eight specialized workshops kicked-off today as part of the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum 2015 activities held under the patronage of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology.

    Parallel to the Bahrain IT Expo 2015, the workshops will continue till 19th March, 2015.

  • Advisor of UN reviews reasons for Bahrain's achievement in the UN e-Government Readiness Report

    In a press conference held at the United Nations office in Manama, the Inter-Regional Advisor to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Richard Kerby reviewed the details and the reasons for the leading position enjoyed by the Kingdom of Bahrain worldwide According to the United Nations e-Government Readiness Report 2010, the Kingdom of Bahrain occupied the 13th while it was globally ranked f 42nd in 2008 and thus was able to advance twenty-nine centers and surpassed many European and Asian countries in this field.

    Mr. Mohammad Ali Al Qaed, Chief Executive Officer of the e-government Authority was also present along with His Excellency Mr. Sayed Agha, the Resident Representative of UNDP in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  • AE: Abu Dhabi systems and information centre showcases its achievements at the bahrain international e-government forum 2015

    The pioneering ict body showcases several of its leading e-government platforms including its spatial data infrastructure and abu dhabi contact centre

    Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), the government entity responsibly for the emirate's ITC agenda, recently showcased its pioneering efforts in enabling the digital transformation of Government services and delivery through a number of innovative added-value multiple digital channels during the Bahrain International e-Government Forum 2015, last week.

  • AI, Big Data accelerate Bahrain's COVID fight

    Enlisting Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in COVID-19 fight has helped Bahrain ‘save precious time’ and combat the pandemic in a better way, said a top iGA official. The advanced technologies helped Kingdom easing the burden on medical staff and allowed them to focus on active cases that require treatment and thorough observation.

    Information & eGovernment Authority (iGA) Chief Executive, Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, said this during a webinar on the ‘Future Vision of Digital Government Through the Lens of COVID-19’ organised by Saudi Arabia’s eGovernment Programme ‘YESSER’ and the World Bank.

  • Another first for Bahrain!

    Bahrain has become the first country in the Middle East to win an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) certification in the e-Government sector.

    The e-Government Authority (EGA) has been awarded the Information Security Certification - the international standard for protecting the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data.

    EGA successfully developed services that provide support for citizens, residents and businesses through its website and mobile phone portals, e-kiosks and e-service centres.

  • BA: iGA launches eWallet for government eServices in cooperation with BENEFIT, CrediMax

    The Information and eGovernment Authority (iGA) has announced the launch of its eWallet, a new online payment method for government eServices.

    The eWallet is being made available in cooperation with The BENEFIT Company, which runs the Credit Reference Bureau network and provides the electronic funds transfer system between banks, and CrediMax,  a pioneer in credit card and payment gateways.

  • Bahrain 'eager for IT ties with India'

    Bahrain is keen to strengthen its information technology (IT) ties with global IT leader India, a Bahraini minister said yesterday.

    India, whose highly trained team of experts work in the global IT industry, is an ideal partner for Bahrain in promoting its e-government initiatives, said the newly-appointed Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and president of the Central Informatics Organisation (CIO), Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatalla Al Khalifa.

  • Bahrain 'major e-content hub'

    Bahrain has the potential to become a hub for e-content in the Arab region, an international creativity expert declared yesterday. The country has already successfully used advances in information and communication technology for innovative applications and creative content, said World Summit Award (WSA) board chairman Professor Dr Peter Bruck.

    "Bahrain is ahead of other countries in the region in terms of having a mechanism as well as an open, fair and objective evaluation of e-content," he told the GDN.

  • Bahrain 'set to become e-government leader'

    Bahrain's eGovernment Authority (eGA) yesterday announced the completion of its national strategy.

    The strategy, from 2007 to 2010, involved completing 203 eServices being made available though various channels, Cabinet Affairs Minister Shaikh Ahmed bin Ateyatala Al Khalifa told a Press conference at the Ritz-Carlton Bahrain Hotel and Spa.

    He said this had been one of the eGA's most significant tasks accomplished.

  • Bahrain 'set to enter digital age'

    Bahrain is committed to propelling itself into the information technology age and has the right policies in place to make that happen, Deputy Prime Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa said yesterday.

    Speaking at the official opening of the Bahrain ICT Expo at Bahrain International Convention and Exhibition Centre, he said participation in the event, coinciding with the Third Bahrain International e-Government Forum, was of a high standard.

  • Bahrain 'tops region in use of social media’

    Bahrain is one the most active countries in the Gulf for using social media networks, which have been embraced by residents, NGOs and public and private sector institutions, said a top official.

    "Bahrain is considered an active country in the use of social media networks, especially Twitter which has 61,000 active users in Bahrain only - with an average of one tweet per month," said Jordanian government digital director Khalid Al Ahmed.

  • Bahrain accomplishes major e-government strides

    Bahrain has made successive accomplishments in eGovernment within a very short time, Deputy Prime Minister and Supreme Committee for Information and Communication Technology chairman Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa said.

    Citing Bahrain's 18th position among 192 members according to the UN eGovernment Survey, the Deputy Premier said this year's edition of the Bahrain International eGovernment Forum coincides with the initiation of government's policy directions towards conversion into electronic transactions and application of best practices in the eGovernment field, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

  • Bahrain achieve 10th Sustainable Development Goal to reduce inequality

    Providing an effective virtual gateway to government information, presenting numerous accessible online services, and ultimately making life easier for its citizens and foreign residents. These are among the major goals the Kingdom of Bahrain has fulfilled so far as part of its full commitment to make inroads into ensuring a better and more sustainable future for all.

    As a result, Bahrain has achieved the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number ten which aims at reducing inequality by adopting the “No One is Left Behind” motto in providing government services, notably via the Bahraini E-Government National Portal (hereafter, BE-GNP), where English and Arabic are used to offer services to Bahrainis and residents alike.

  • Bahrain among top 25 eGovernment leaders worldwide

    Bahrain has been ranked among the top 25 eGovernment leaders in the world, according to the UN eGovernment Survey 2014.

    Bahrain is the only Arab country to feature in this category of advanced countries which have a very good development rate on the eGovernment Development Index, said the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.

  • Bahrain becomes an emerging ICT hub in Mideast

    Bahrain has added many firsts to its credit in the information and communication technology sector and is fast becoming an infotech hub in the region.

    The country is ranked 45th on the global information and communications technology readiness index. The Kingdom, which improved its position by six ranks this year, comes 45 behind UAE 29 and Qatar 32, and before Jordan 47, Saudi Arabia 48 and Oman 53.

    Bahrain's regional leadership in information technology has been acknowledged recently by the World Economic Forum and INSEAD, one of the world's leading business schools, in the organisations' Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008.

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