The Information Technology Authority (MTC) adopted the eParticipation concept through utilizing information and communication technologies to improve communication with the citizens, interaction with their opinion and suggestions, and participation in decision-making.
The Information Technology Authority created Shurkum initiative that includes a group of channels and platforms to reinforce eParticipation. Some of the channels utilized in this initiative are open discussion with the public, conducting some eSurveys and polls to get community and individuals opinion in MTC’s projects and plans.
The MTC discussed Several topics through Shurkum initiative to get public opinion on some of the projects and plans to engage the community in developing the services and laws and legislations related to ICT.
List of Events created under Shurkm
The session discussed the challenges facing the implementation of the eGovernment transformation plan and get public suggestions to overcome them.
This session discussed the proposed draft of the Personal Information Protection Law, which was drafted by the MTC in cooperation with some government entities to take the specialists opinion on the law articles.
The session discussed the Ministry of Technology and Communications business plan as part of the Sultanate (9th) Five-Years Development Plan (2016 – 2020) to take their opinion before submitting the plan.
The session discussed the challenges and opportunities for Omani entrepreneurs in establishing their projects remarkably in international ICT market.
Discussing the role of government entities in reinforcing the eParticipation and decision-making through social media channels.
The session discussed the importance of activating eParticipation by the government entities through its various electronic channels and raising public awareness on the importance of eParticipation in improving the performance of the government projects.
The session addressed the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies, the opportunities available in the Sultanate, and the challenges faced by small and medium-sized companies in benefiting from these technologies and employing them in their projects and business ideas.
The session highlighted the possibility of taking advantages of emerging technologies in the 4thIndustrial Revolution in executing projects that support the IT industry in the Sultanate.
The session reviewed the vulnerability of children in the Sultanate to cyber threats. It also touched upon the most important efforts exerted and its effectiveness to protect them and some solutions that may help to provide a safe environment for children in cyberspace.