(MENAFN- The Peninsula) deepak john |
Doha: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is committed to support a strong and smart ICT sector leading to a knowledge-based economy and enhancing the competitiveness of the digital and technological industry sector in Qatar, said a senior official of the Ministry during an event.
MCIT signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with HEC Paris in Qatar to enhance cooperation in supporting Qatar's digital transformation at MCIT headquarters, yesterday.
Under this MoU, the two parties will support strategic and national plans for the development of the digital sector, initiatives and methodologies that will support the initiatives of the Qatar Digital Government and the Smart Qatar Programme that aims to improve the quality of life of all citizens and residents of Qatar.
The signing of the MoU comes within the framework of the Ministry's tireless efforts to support sustainable development and digital transformation in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.
Addressing the event, Assistant Undersecretary of Digital Society Development at MCIT, Reem Mohammed Al Mansoori said,“We are pleased to sign this MoU with HEC Paris, one of the world's leading business schools, which comes within the framework of MCIT's mechanisms and efforts aimed at developing and enhancing the competitiveness of the digital and technological industry sector in Qatar in general by supporting the fields of entrepreneurship, research and innovation.”
“MCIT is committed to supporting and inspiring a strong and smart ICT sector as one of the main pillars in the transformation of a knowledge-based economy, and today's note is an important step on the way to benefiting from HEC Paris's great experience and clear interest in supporting Qatar's digital and technology industry agenda,” she added.
“Cooperation between MCIT and HEC Paris will be seen in various fields related to technological and economic development in Qatar and the development of a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in all sectors of society.”
HEC Paris in Qatar Dean, Dr. Pablo Martin de Holan, said,“HEC Paris in Qatar helps develop the leaders of tomorrow. By training the next generation of leaders in Qatar and the Gulf, we are able to shape the talents that contribute to the development and transformation of the organisations, companies and the economy of Qatar.”
“This strategic partnership emphasises HEC Paris' commitment to supporting national development, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. We are proud of the partnership with MCIT, which highlights their trust in our leadership development programs, and in our mission of having a positive impact on companies, industries, and Nation States. The world is facing serious challenges, and we believe these can be solved with good leaders who are well prepared to navigate uncertain times and have the tools to do so successfully”, Dr. Martin de Holan added.
The MoU includes specific focus areas within the framework of the development of the digital and technological industry and the programs and initiatives implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, led by the Smart Qatar Program (TASMU), and the areas of innovation and research through the creation and exchange of knowledge among stakeholders.