UAE to have first batch of women e-commerce specialists by 2003
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is all set to witness the graduation of its first batch of women e-commerce students from Sharjah Women's College (SWC) by mid 2003.
In a bid to promote their major branch of study, the level five women e-commerce students organized an exhibition at the college on December 22 which included a panel discussion and a web design competition for an online college shop where student teams could create a web store linked to the Sharjah Women's College portal.
Eight groups of e-commerce and business information technology students participated in a competition to have one of their web sites selected and launched on the day of the event. Dubai e-Government, participated in the panel discussion to highlight existing opportunities for Emirati women in e-commerce, in order to underline the importance of information technology for business development and its potential to empower women.
The panel, addressed by the industry and government representatives discussed crucial issues regarding the opportunities that exist for Emirati women in e-commerce and the challenges faced by them. Six educational institutes also participated in the panel discussion including the Sharjah University, American University of Sharjah and the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT) from Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Ras Al-Khaimah.
Dubai e-Government provides online services across the spectrum of corporate and community life in the emirate. It also has a vision to integrate individually automated government departments under the single umbrella of the e-government initiative, thus empowering employees across lines of businesses and levels of government. — (menareport.com)
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