“Digital Lab” training to support Libya’s digital transformation and innovation was launched on 4th March in Tunis.
The two-day Digital Lab is an initiative launched under the supervision of Libya’s General Information Authority, with the technical support of Expertise France through the E-NABLE project funded by the European Union.
To keep pace with global digital developments
The training is to help Libya keep pace with global digital developments and to work with all state institutions and those in charge of technology to employ modern technologies and information systems to support the digital transformation and innovation in all Libyan sectors.
Libyan Digital Lab roadmap and action plan for 2023
Through the training, which international digitisation experts supervised, the Libyan Digital Lab roadmap and action plan for 2023 were presented and discussed. The attendees discussed conducting a digital diagnosis of the various administrations to build a comprehensive strategic vision for digital transformation and to choose applications and digital solutions applicable within Libyan institutions.
Participants also learned about the French Digital Lab’s work plan, best practices, and how it works with ministries and other stakeholders to achieve its goals.
Commenting exclusively to Libya Herald on the event, Abdelbaset Al-Baour, head of the General Information Authority, said that these programmes, supported by the European Union, seek to help Libyan institutions and agencies to digitize their various actions to facilitate procedures, shorten time, save money and effort, and this is the focus of training on the Libyan digital laboratory.
2023 will be a year of technology par excellence
He explained that the digital laboratory, which is the first of its kind in Libya, would enhance the status of the Libyan state and its readiness to deal with digital transformation and e-government, indicating that the aim of this laboratory is to consolidate coordination and integration between various institutions as harmonious and consistent bodies under one umbrella. He stressed that the 2023 will be a year of technology par excellence!
Besides the GIA chairman, the training was attended by Chairman of the General Information Authority, Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Al-Aswad, Deputy Director of Programs at Expertise France, and members of the Digital Lab, who are representatives of the General Information Authority, the Central Bank of Libya, the Ministry of Economy and Trade, the National Information Security and Safety Authority, the Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, and the General Authority for Communications and Informatics.
Further training to follow
Expertise France reported that many workshops, meetings and study tours will also follow this training to accurately define goals and tasks, exchange experiences, and identify solutions and prototypes to enable the digital transformation of institutional services in Libya.