UAE’s TRA calls citizens to vote for Emirati projects
Abu Dhabi, April 14, 2014
UAE’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) has called for all citizens and residents to vote for the ten Emirati projects shortlisted for the ‘WSIS Project Prizes 2014’ before the April 18 deadline.
The ten UAE-based projects progressed through to the second phase of the international competition having been reviewed by an ‘Expert Group,’ who qualified each submission in accordance with the terms, conditions and nomination criteria.
The winning projects will be selected pending the results of the online public vote.
Mohammed Nasser Al Ghanim, TRA director general and chairman of the WSIS National Committee, said: "The ten UAE-based initiatives that have reached this stage in the competition have done incredibly well - especially given the quality of this year’s submissions. With such a strong UAE presence in the second phase, we look forward to the prospect of progressing even further and showcasing to the world, the UAE’s commitment to transform government service delivery through technology.”
“As the official body in charge of co-ordinating the UAE’s involvement in the competition, the TRA WSIS Team will continue to support all nominated projects and help generate public awareness of the competition’s significance by stressing the importance of each vote in increasing the chances of UAE projects winning - our main objective,” he said.
The WSIS forum will provide a platform for communication and networking between different countries of the world with the aim of co-ordinating efforts in the field of communications and information technology.
ITU member states recognise the importance of the modern technology revolution and the need to come with a shared vision and unified global dialogue.
All countries declared their commitment to move forward towards achieving the ultimate goals endorsed by the Summit in 2003 and 2005, as well as the Millennium Development Goals which serve as the framework for advancing knowledge societies and towards a better future.
At the local level, the UAE is committed to achieving a fully-fledged information society by taking into account all of the WSIS recommendations.
The main role of the WSIS National Commission is to follow up on the implementation of the WSIS recommendations and action lines before 2015 deadline in co-ordination with all UAE government entities. - TradeArabia News Service