Saudi Arabia launches Digital Giving initiative to spread digital awareness in Arab societies

Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies. (Shutterstock)
Updated 15 September 2018

Saudi Arabia launches Digital Giving initiative to spread digital awareness in Arab societies

  • Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies
  • Technical experts, specialists, and amateurs from all around the world will contribute to the initiative

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia plans to launch a huge initiative called “Digital Giving” to spread digital knowledge in Arab societies around the world in light of the huge technological development that is taking place in the world and the increasing need for technology which has become vital to everyday life.
The initiative, which will be launched soon under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, aims to enrich Arabic technical content through a number of innovative means and creative tools.
Technical experts, specialists, and amateurs from all around the world will contribute to the initiative.
The ministry announced that all preparations for the launch of this initiative have been completed, and that it aims to enhance the digital capabilities of members of society by spreading the culture of giving, helping to train and educate people on digital content and the most important technical knowledge, support the non-profit sector in developing technical skills, and accelerating digital transformation in the operations of its institutions.
The “Digital Giving” initiative is especially important for its role in motivating those who are digitally literate to spread knowledge to all members of the community, highlight distinctive technical qualities and models, and enabling society to benefit from technology that would help everyday tasks.
All specialists and those interested in technology, members of the non-profit sector, and all members of the community can participate in the “Digital Giving” initiative through the following link: http://attaa.sa


GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

Updated 10 December 2019

GCC summit calls for greater economic integration among Gulf countries 

  • Heads of the delegations land in Riyadh before the 40th Supreme Council meeting gets under way
  • King Salman tells the summit that the GCC has overcome many crises in its history

RIYADH: The GCC summit called for greater regional economic integration as the meeting chaired by King Salman came to a close in Riyadh on Tuesday.

The final statement, read by GCC General Secretary Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, called for finalizing legislation for financial and monetary unity by 2025, according to the meeting's final communique.

The statement also called for boosting military and security cooperation to maintain regional security.

The 40th Supreme Council meeting was chaired by King Salman, who met the heads of each delegation as they landed.

They included the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, Oman's Deputy Prime Minister for the Council of Ministers Fahd bin Mahmoud Al-Said and Qatar's Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

In his opening remarks, King Salman said the GCC had managed to overcome many crises that the region has faced.

At a preparatory meeting on Monday, Gulf foreign ministers approved the nomination of former Kuwaiti Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf as the next secretary-general of the GCC.

His term will begin in April 2020 following the end of Al-Zayani’s term.