ITA hosts Shoorkum discussion session

Fifth Shoorkum discussion session focused on e-participation in Oman

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ITA hosts Shoorkum discussion session The fifth Shoorkum discussion session focused on e-participation.
By  Mark Sutton Published  May 1, 2017

The Information Technology Authority (ITA) has hosted its fifth Shoorkum discussion session to develop ideas for e-participation between government entities and the public.

The discussion sessions included social media influencers and media professionals, and addressed the role of government in promoting e-participation and the opportunities offered by social media networks for further cooperation between government and the public.

The discussion also highlighted the procedures taken by government entities, especially the service providers, in engaging the public and taking their opinion through electronic channels.

The Shoorkum discussion sessions are intended to create a common platform where decision makers and different segments of the community can interact. The session was hosted by HE Ali Almahrooqi, the secretary general of the Shura Council, HE Talal Alrahbi, Deputy Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Planning, Dr. Salim Bin Sultan Alruzaiqi, CEO of ITA and Dr Zahran Alsalti, an SQU academic. The discussion session was moderated by media broadcaster Salim Alamri.

The RTA also used the session to publish an e-questionnaire to measure awareness of e-participation.

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