Libya’s General Information Authority (GIA) announced Monday the establishment of the “Digital Lab” and the oversight of the digital transformation roadmap. The announcement was made at a workshop was held Monday at the GIA’s Tripoli headquarters.
The GIA said this move is based on the importance of supporting digital transformation and developing a unified national digital strategy for all Libyan institutions.
The workshop included representatives from the Libyan Ministry of Economy and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Tax Authority, the Customs Authority, the Commercial Registry and Expertise France, and virtually the European Union Delegation to Libya and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNICTAD).
The attendees discussed the next steps in digitalizing the services included on the Ejraat.gov.ly platform, such as registering companies and reserving trade names. The attendees agreed to develop a road map that defines the responsibilities and duties of each party within a specific time frame, allowing cooperation between all relevant institutions to support the provision of practical and easy digital services to the citizen.
During the workshop, the creation of a unit called ‘‘the Digital Lab’’ was announced under the supervision of the GIA. This unit will include members of all economic institutions who will work together with all concerned parties to enhance technical skills, engineer procedures, and direct the building of information systems in the country.
This workshop comes within the E-NABLE project, a program funded by the European Union ا and implemented by Expertise France. It aims to improve the capabilities of the main economic institutions in Libya and develop digital governance tools for a sustainable, diversified and digital economic recovery.