News Archive 2014

2014-07-01

13th annual regional ICDL Summer Camps launched with strong support from public and private sectors

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Annual event aims to empower GCC youth against cyber threats
ICDL GCC Foundation, an organization under the authority of ICDL Arabia that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the region, has announced the launch of its 13th ICDL Summer Camp with support from various government organizations, private sector companies, and education regulators and training institutions. More

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2014-06-21

ICDL announces the formation of ICDL Arabia to take over operations in Egypt

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Strategic new initiative aims to give ICDL greater brand uniformity resulting in stronger presence and visibility across the region
ICDL GCC Foundation and the ECDL Foundation, the global governing body of the ICDL program, today announced the formation of ICDL Arabia. The newly formed ICDL Arabia, will combine ICDL activities in the GCC States, Iraq and Egypt under a single identifiable brand thereby resulting in greater brand uniformity, increased visibility and a more consolidated ICDL presence in the region. More
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2014-06-17

ICDL commends Abu Dhabi government’s ‘e-Citizen’ initiative for winning award from ‘World Summit on the Information Society 2014

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Achievement consolidates Abu Dhabi’s leading position in global ICT arena
ICDL GCC Foundation, an organization that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, has extended its greetings of congratulations to the Government of Abu Dhabi’s Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC) for winning first place in the 'Best Application of Information Technology (IT) and e-Learning' category of the recently concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.More

 

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2014-05-26

Qatar International School endorses ICDL certification program

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Partnership to further boost the students and teachers’ digital literacy and expertise
Qatar International School, one of the pioneering British schools in Qatar, and ICDL GCC Foundation, an organization that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, have signed an annual accreditation agreement aimed at implementing the requirements and standards of the ICDL certification program at the academic institution. Under the terms of agreement, the Doha-based school will now be able to administer examinations to students and teachers who want to take up the ICDL Certification.More

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2014-04-22

Lack of essential digital proficiency marked as major obstacle for job seekers in GCC

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Ezzo: Being ready for today’s job market requires more than knowledge in Internet, email and common office applications
On the sidelines of Career UAE 2014 – a leading recruitment, training and education exhibition, ICDL GCC Foundation, an organisation dedicated to promoting digital skills and cyber safety for-all across the Gulf region, has announced that fresh university graduates in the GCC are likely to face stiff challenges in securing good employment opportunities due to their lack of readiness with the essential ICT skills required by today’s job market. More

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2014-04-01

During a ceremony hosted by Kuwait University - Khawarizmy Centre ICDL launches flexible approach for ICT certification across GCC

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Update to learning profiles to help users adapt to dynamic changes in technology & customize their learning
Hosted by Kuwait University – Khawarizmy Centre, ICDL GCC Foundation, an organisation that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, announced the launch of its New ICDL Profile certification programmes. Representatives from more than 60 organizations and accredited centres in Kuwait have attended the event. More

 

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2014-03-26

Lower Internet rates to boost Smart Government Services in GCC, says ICDL

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Recent report shows GCC Data Service rates higher than USA and UK
ICDL GCC Foundation, an organisation that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, has called for lower rates of Internet services to broaden the adoption of the country’s Smart Government services. Lower Internet charges will undoubtedly promote the subscription of data packages by the masses, which is highly important for Smart and e-Services to reach out to each and every member of society. More

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2014-03-12

Dubai Educational Zone launches first ever ‘Smart Summer 2014’ camp

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ICDL’s program on Social Networking Platforms and Online Security to be camp’s key focus
Dubai Educational Zone (DEZ) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ICDL GCC Foundation, an organisation that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, and the National Academy for Research and Development (NARD) in Dubai, for the launch of the first summer camp named as ‘Smart Summer 2014,’ that will be held for four weeks in early August 2014 from 3 to 28. More

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2014-02-01

ICDL GCC Foundation supports 2014 Safer Internet Day Reiterates concern about safety of cyber citizens as part of celebration

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The ICDL GCC Foundation, an organisation that promotes digital skills and cyber safety across the Gulf region and Iraq, has extended its support to the 2014 Safer Internet Day, an annual global campaign promoting the safe and responsible use of online technology, especially among youth. This year’s event will be celebrated in over 100 countries on February 11, 2014 under the theme ‘Let’s create a better internet together.’ More

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2014-01-01

Enhancing the IT proficiency of UAE Nationals bolsters Emiratisation process

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Emiratisation is an initiative launched by the UAE Government to ensure sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities for UAE Nationals in both the public and private sectors. While the program has been in place for more than a decade and has evident results in public sector, it has been adopted to a lesser degree within the private sector. In order to further intensify efforts and implement more schemes to get jobs for the country’s youths, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, declared 2013 as the ‘Year of Emiratisation’ More

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