First edition of the Digital Cooperation and Development Forum

Under the theme “Shaping our Digital Future”, ESCWA organized the inaugural edition of the Arab International Digital Cooperation and Development Forum 2021 (DCDF-2021), in partnership with the League of Arab States (LAS), and key actors in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and Internet Governance Forum (IGF) programmes, including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and other UN entities.

Held between 13 and 23 December 2021, the Forum was an avenue for multipartite regional collaboration, bringing together high-level government representatives engaged in digital cooperation and development, civil society organizations, a wide range of regional and international institutions, the private sector, regional experts, and academic and research institutions.

This edition featured various plenaries, special sessions and workshop-style special events revolving around crucial issues pertaining to digital development and digital cooperation in the Arab region.

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