Regional Arab Information Technology Network (RAITNET)

Réseau arabe pour les technologies de l'information

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1994 Cairo Egypt


29 Nov - 1 Dec 1994, Cairo (Egypt), at regional workshop, by members and participating institutions of E-XE3453 - Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Centre (RITSEC), with the support of B-XB2622 - International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the U-XF2097 - Intergovernmental Informatics Programme (IIP) of B-XB3383 - UNESCO. Launch followed a pilot implementation phase in Tunisia, Syria, Jordan, Morocco, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates. Originally referred to as Regional Informatics Network for the Arab States (RINAS) -- Réseau régional d'informatique pour les états arabes. Dissolved.


Promote and participate in the development of a high-quality regional and international information and telecommunications infrastructure for development in the Arab States, based on open standards and using the most advanced technology available. In order to accomplish these objectives: encourage and promote exchange of information between the Arab members and the international community for the benefit of national and regional development; promote and participate in the development of a high-quality information and telecommunications infrastructure for the benefit of Arab States; promote, encourage and support the development of the info-structure in the Arab countries to accelerate building the Arab Regional Information Highway; facilitate coordination of activities with other international networks; act as consultative body on information technology issues that have a national, regional or international dimension; stimulate, design, coordinate or participate in implementing training activities, projects, studies at the national, regional or international level in the fields of informatics, communication, networking, information systems.


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