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UNESCO and Libya agree to cooperate in ICT for capacity building project

08-12-2005 (Tripoli)
UNESCO and Libya agree to cooperate in ICT for capacity building project
Signature of the agreement
UNESCO will cooperate with Libya in a "National ICT Project for Capacity Building" according to an agreement signed today in Libya’s capital Tripoli by Abdul Waheed Khan, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
Project activities include the establishment of Local Area Networks (LANs) within all 149 faculties belonging to various university campuses and institutes, and of Wide Area Network WAN) forming the “Libyan Higher Education & Research Network” (LHERN). It also foresees the creation of digital libraries/portals of educational resources, the development of ICT-enhanced learning solutions (e.g. e-learning, tele-education, tele-medicine, etc.).

An important component of the project is the training of faculty (digital literacy, basic IT skills, advanced teacher training on using ICTs in teaching and courseware development) and staff (system administrators, media center specialists, etc.).

In addition, the project foresees the creation of a national ICT resource Center for educators and the automation of university management systems through ICTs (e.g. student information systems, university procedures, financial operations, etc.).

During its visit to Libya this week, the UNESCO Delegation headed by Mr Khan conducted a number of meetings with the Libyan project committee, chaired by Abdulkaber AlFakhary, Under Secretary of Higher Education, and with Abdulsalam Gallali, Secretary of General People’s Committee for Higher Education, and Mehdi Emberesh, Secretary of General People’s Committee for Culture, and payed visits to a number of educational and research institutions in Tripoli (Colleges of Science, Engineering and Pharmacology – Al-Fateh University and the Libyan board of medical specialists, Academy of Graduate Studies).
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      · Capacity Building: News Archives 2005
      · Abdul Waheed Khan
      · Libyan Arab Jamahiriya: News Archives
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