Abu-Ghazaleh's TAGIPEDIA launched at MENA ICT Forum 2013
- Jordan: Thursday, March 07 - 2013 at 08:56
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The Talal Abu-Ghazaleh ENCYCLOPEDIA (TAGIPEDIA), a general Arabic digital encyclopaedia, one of HE Dr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh's initiatives was launched at the MENA region's premier ICT industry event, "MENA ICT Forum 2013."
Mr. Tareq Hammad, TAGIPEDIA executive director said:"We looked at MENA ICT Forum 2013 as the perfect launching pad for TAGIPEDIA which is a knowledge sharing system that provides an open source methodology with a total free access option. It is the first initiative of its kind that targets Arab academics, scholars and readers, and provides them with general knowledge from an Arabic cultural, historical, and educational perspective."
The MENA ICT Forum of 2013 covers new levels that are of importance for the region through an agenda, rich in content; discussing a number of important, pivotal issues related to the atmosphere of regional investment. In addition to supporting legislative codes, communication and information technologies infrastructure, pioneering, investments in new companies, and coverage of educational bodies and the development of human resources. This year's forum has been organized in partnership with the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MoICT) and Ijma3 MENA ICT week, with support from USAID.
"Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh saw a lack of credible source for Arabic content on the Internet and wanted to enrich it by providing database that delivers a broad variety of knowledge in all humanitarian sciences, with the highest standards of quality," he added.
A team of researchers, academics, historians and language experts worked together to create TAGIPEDIA.
According to Mr. Hammad TAGIPEDIA's vision is to offer every Arab citizen of tomorrow a source of guaranteed high quality knowledge, and to make an optimal use of technology in all aspects of life.
"Our commitment is to initiate a knowledge sharing society in the Arab world," he said.
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