Information and Communications Technology Advisory Council announces 2003 plan
The Information and Communications Technology Advisory Council (ICTAC) has defined their key programs of work for the year 2003, all designed to independently review Jordan’s ICT core competencies and niche strengths with the objective of expanding its role as a regional technology center of excellence.
Called for by the Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Fawaz Zu’bi, the ICT Advisory Council is a public-private forum whose mission is to develop, advise and track the long-term strategic vision for the ICT sector as articulated in the REACH initiative, and its broader goal of a knowledge-based economy.
The Council acts as an independent “think tank” focusing on policy issues and making recommendation to policymakers through commissioning strategic studies aimed at contributing to the national ICT policymaking process.
The Ministry of Information and Communications Technology is responsible for articulating policy in the areas of information technology, telecommunications, and post in Jordan. With the objective of providing Jordanians access to benefits of information and communications technologies (ICT), the Ministry’s mandate includes creating an enabling environment for ICT investment, overseeing promotion of ICT opportunities in Jordan, and creating national awareness about the importance of the sector to economic development. Dubbed as Jordan’s e-Ministry, it has also been assigned the responsibility of overseeing the Jordan e-Government Initiative. — (menareport.com)
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