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News Archive 2012

2012-11-08

ICDL call on government, academic and private sectors to support a turning point in digital awareness

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Group Photo IT Security and Social Media are main ICDL topics in 2013
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority responsible for advocating digital skills and promoting the worldwide recognized ICDL certification programs across the GCC and Iraq, today announced its vision for digital awareness, with IT Security and Social Media being key pillars over the next 12 months.  More
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2012-10-25

Iraq Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MOHESR) and ICDL GCC Take Their Strategic Partnership to the Next Level

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certificate ICDL is made a requirement on all public universities in Iraq
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority responsible for advocating digital skills and promoting the worldwide recognized ICDL computer certification programme across the GCC and Iraq, today announced its growing relationship and closer ties with the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MOHESR).  More

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2012-10-23

ICDL urges educational authorities and schools to put IT Security at the Top of Their Agenda It Security

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It Security Awareness among educators is key to protecting our children and society
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority responsible for advocating digital literacy and promoting the worldwide recognized ICDL digital competency programme across the GCC and Iraq, today urged educational authorities and schools across the region to intensify awareness on IT Security among educators to safeguard students from the increasing threat posed by the Internet.  More

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2012-09-26

ICDL GCC Foundation Launches New Innovative App to Further Enhance Digital Awareness among Computer Savvies

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Group Photo Free Knowledge Based Tool Designed to Improve ICT Usage and Efficiency
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority advocating computer competency across the GCC and Iraq for all, today announced the launch of a unique Communicator Application in the form of a screensaver that will bring priceless information including highlights and tips to computer and smartphone users.  More

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2012-09-05

Abu Dhabi Systems and information Centre (ADSIC) and ICDL GCC Foundation agreement to Tackle Cybercrime

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Group Photo All Government Employees including the Police Force to undergo cyber-safety awareness programme
The Abu Dhabi Systems and Information Centre (ADSIC), a government authority founded with the mandate to oversee the implementation of e- Government and to administer the execution of policies and technology standards within government and relevant entities; and ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority advocating computer competency across the GCC and Iraq, today announced the signing of an MOU agreement to promote cyber-safety across the Emirate.  More

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2012-08-29

ICDL GCC Foundation calls on more Corporate Social Responsibility participation

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Group Photo Governments and corporate citizens are equally responsible for GCC community socioeconomic development
The ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority advocating computer competency across the GCC and Iraq for all, today underlined its support for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Being the regional arm for ECDL Foundation, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to promulgating digital competency for all the world’s citizens, ICDL GCC Foundation has been mandated to carry out the same ethos in the region through the development and support of good-cause initiatives.  More

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2012-08-29

GCC Leading the World in e-Readiness according to UN e-Government Survey

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e-readiness Digital Literacy is the primary indicator for e-Readiness
The ICDL GCC Foundation, the sole body responsible for the globally recognized and accredited International Computer Driving license (ICDL) computer literacy initiative across the GCC and Iraq, today provided an expert insight into the findings of the 2012 UN e-Government Readiness Survey as they apply to the Gulf States.  More

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2012-08-21

72 Economically Underprivileged teens from Fujairah and RAK receive ICDL skills

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Summer Camp Initiative funded during the holy month by HSBC, supported by UAE Red Crescent and Fujairah Welfare
ICDL GCC Foundation, the governing body and certification authority of the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) announced that 72 economically underprivileged boys and girls from the emirates of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah received ICDL computer skills through funding from HSBC Bank UAE.  More

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2012-07-11

Digital Summer Initiative Targeting GCC Youth

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Summer Camp Marking its 11th years success in spreading digital skills among the youth, ICDL GCC Foundation today announced its Summer Camp program for 2012. The initiative represents a unique and sizable partnership between a number of ministries, educational authorities and private organizations across the region aimed at bridging the digital for thousands youth in the GCC. Since the inception of the ICDL Summer Camp program, over 50,000 young people have gained the ICDL certification enabling them to become more resourceful, motivated and independent learners.   More

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2012-06-16

Cyber Security – Protecting Your Computer and Data is now just as important as Protecting Your Property – Opinion Article by Jamil Ezzo

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Mr. Jamil Ezzo More and more we now live in a wired and wireless world – whether using computers in our offices or schools, tablet PCs in the home or Smartphones on the move – we are digitally connected in one way or another. We live in an “Information Anytime Anywhere society” and this is a trend that will only accelerate. This may enhance communication, productivity and even our leisure and entertainment needs but also leaves us more vulnerable than ever to Cyber Crime.  More

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