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Kuwait Central Agency for IT adopts ICDL digital literacy programs

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The Kuwaiti Central Agency for Information Technology (CAIT), has partnered with the ICDL GCC Foundation, certification authority of the International Computer Driving License program in the Gulf States to implement the IDCL and e-Citizen programs as part of a nationwide effort to increase digital awareness within the government workplace and society.

ICDL has announced 7 million registration in its digital literacy program worldwide Oman College of Management and Technology received certification as ICDL Accredited Training and Testing Centre. Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone adopted ICDL Oman Ministry of Manpower endorses and adopted ICDL in its technology colleges, vocational training centers and institutes 2,300 students to gain the ICDL certificate in summer programs funded by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs and ADWEA. This movement will empower government performance and empower citizens with computer skills to take advantage of today's technologies and online services.

Under this agreement, ICDL will offer computer skills to 100,000 employees and job seekers in the government sector. The partnership also includes 200,000 citizens from various social sectors in Kuwait over the course of five years. The Kuwaiti Central Agency for IT is responsible for developing the country's eGovernment capabilities, maximizing the use of IT-enabled services that would streamline government processes, reduce expenditure, and eliminate technical problems resulting from incorrect application of technology.

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