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Leveraging ICT in MNA and Africa: Knowledge Sharing with Microsoft


This knowledge sharing session was led by Microsoft and discussed the leveraging of ICT in Bank projects related to 3 sectors: Government, Education, and Health with the MNA and Africa Regions as a core focus. Microsoft will go over their current experiences and projects in the two regions in the above three sectors. They will explain their commitment and investment of resources and expertise, which can be leveraged in partnership with the Bank.
 This is an open discussion in which ICT sector unit and friends get a chance to listen to the private sector perspective, the challenges it faces, the opportunities it envisions, the business models it creates and the possibilities to share knowledge and best practices specific to the sector and the regions.

Proposed Agenda

Opening by Director, Introduction of Participants, Introduction of Microsoft Team (12-12:15pm)

Introduction -  Leveraging ICT: An Opportunity an Evolving , ICT Sector Unit overview (12-12:30)

An Overview - Microsoft Government Framework & Citizen Services Platform (12:30-1:15pm)

Aligning with regional trends, Arab world initiative (1:15-1:30pm)

Discussion to agree on areas of cooperation (1:30-1:50pm)

Conclusion (1:50-2:00pm)




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