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Title: Role of Technology in GCC Integration


1
Role of Technology in GCC Integration
2
GCC Countries the current status
  • Gulf Cooperative Council
  • Members
  • Bahrain
  • Kuwait
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE

3
GCC Trade
4
GCC Trade
5
Integration the Key to Progress
  • Progress
  • Social
  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Services

6
Social Progress
  • Social Welfare
  • Social Security
  • Pension and Old Age Support
  • Services
  • Education
  • Primary and secondary education
  • Manpower training
  • Higher Education
  • Healthcare
  • Hospital
  • Community Clinics

7
Economic Progress
  • Standard of Living
  • Increase in per capita income
  • Job training
  • investment
  • Job Creation
  • Industrialization and Manufacturing
  • Research Development

8
Services
  • e-Government
  • Citizenship (ID) and passport (e-passport)
  • Immigration control (e-visa)
  • Social Department
  • Revenue collection
  • e-Banking
  • Paperless transactions
  • Utility bills payment
  • Investments
  • e-Business
  • Business transactions
  • Internet marketing

9
IT the Great Integrator
Social Progress
Economic Progress
Information Technology
Government Services
10
Ingredients of IT
  • Information, telecommunications, and computers
    form the backbone of IT.
  • Information is a collection of data that conveys
    the status of a system or a command to take
    certain action.
  • Telecommunication is a conduit for the
    information flow.
  • Computers are machines to process information.

11
Computer Networks and Society
  • e-Systems
  • e-government
  • e-commerce
  • Distance learning
  • Virtual Networks of Excellence
  • Education

12
Benefits of Technology
  • e-Commerce is for today and the future
  • Region-wide electronic trading system
  • Transparency is a very important issue and it is
    driven by technology
  • e-commerce will radically alter the structure of
    trade.

13
Challenges
  • Limited access to technology
  • Low adoption of technology in education
  • Limited job opportunities for IT specialists
  • Lack of legal framework for new economy and
    market size limitations.

14
Limitations
  • Limitations are created by policy inadequacy
    both economic and social.
  • We need reforms in Banking, in investment laws,
    property rights
  • We need to stabilize, diversify, privitize,
    develop capital markets, and development of human
    resources.

15
Education and Human Resource Development
  • Creation of Knowledge Economy and use of
    technology in all aspects of society.
  • School dropout rates is climbing and are
    currently highest in the history.

16
The Role of Educational Institutions in
Development
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