Abu-Ghazaleh Executive Director for Intellectual Property (AGIP), Mr. Charles Shaban, chaired the Arab Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Program (AMPAC) Committee of the Fifth Arab Internet Governance Forum (Arab IGF-V) held in Cairo with the participation of high-level regional and international personalities. dignitaries.
The Arab IGF-V was organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the League of Arab States in cooperation with the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Egypt, and was hosted by the Arab Organization for Administrative Development (ARADO) at its premises in Heliopolis.
Responsible for preparing the program of the event, AMPAC organized the main sessions of the Forum which included Contribution to the development of global public policies on the Internet: from Internet governance to digital cooperation; Meaningful access for inclusion and diversity; Digital transformation and Internet economy; and cybersecurity, privacy, trust and peace.
“AGIP’s chairmanship of such an important high-level committee signifies the international status we have acquired after years of dedication and hard work through the continued guidance of Dr Talal Abu-Ghazaleh and the wise management of Mr. Luay Abu-Ghazaleh, Vice President President of TAG.Global and CEO of AGIP, ”Shaban said.
As an active member of the IGF Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Group for many years, Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Global (TAG.Global) has effectively participated in Forum events and meetings. In addition, the founder and president of TAG.Global HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh previously participated in the IGF in his capacity as president of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development.
TAG.Global has also served on United Nations Working Groups and United Nations Secretary-General’s Working Groups on Internet Governance since its inception.
The Forum sessions covered in detail Internet policies and policymaking at regional and international levels, as well as the means for institutions in the Arab region to participate in the development of these policies in addition to digital transformation and of the digital economy which have become key areas in addressing methods and models of economic development in the light of technological advancements, cyberspace security, opportunities and challenges of the digital economy in the Arab region, in addition activities and applications that help fight fake news, developments in the face of extremists and rhetorical violence on social media.
It should be mentioned that Sha’ban was selected by ESCWA and the League of Arab States to chair the Arab Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Group (MAG) for 2015, and was the first vice-president. chairman of the IGF Arab multi-stakeholder consultative group in 2014. He has been a member of the consultative group since 2011.