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Kuwaiti Manar Al-Hashash to partake in WSA Global Congress
22/10/2013 | LOC12:52
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| Kuwait News
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Manar Al-Hashash
Manar Al-Hashash

By Zahraa Al-Kathemi

KUWAIT, Oct 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Eng. Manar Al-Hashash will deliver a speech at the opening session of the UN-sponsored World Summit Award Global Congress of 2013 on the e-content and creativity, to kick off in the Sri Lankan Capital, Colombo on Wednesday.
"The World Summit Award Global Congress of 2013 has invited me to be one of four speakers at the opening session of the conference," Al-Hashash said in statements to KUNA via phone.
Al-Hashash, who has a long and rich experience in e-content production, said she will deliver a speech at the opening session, chair a session in the second day and a workshop in the third day of the conference.
The WSA Global Congress 2013 will be held in Colombo from October 23 to 26 with the participation of the world's best e-Content developers, government representatives and leading ICT experts.
The conference's objective is to present the most creative mobile and web applications from all over the world and to discuss the crucial role of e-Content for the global economy, environment, government, healthcare, education and mobility.
The Congress will also put a special focus on social entrepreneurship and the role that internet and mobile phones play in reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are eight concrete goals to eradicate poverty and inequality worldwide. They were set in 2000 by the UN and should be reached by 2015.
"It will include an award-giving ceremony," Al-Hashash told KUNA, adding that award-winner Kuwaiti project "Beatona" or (Our Environment) will be honored during this ceremony.
Beatona is the official environmental portal of Kuwait for the dissemination of authentic environmental information and data about the State of Kuwait throughout the World Wide Web. It is going to be powered by the Environmental Monitoring Information System of Kuwait (eMISK) at the Environment Public Authority of Kuwait.
Manar Al-Hashash is a Computer Engineer from Kuwait, holding a master degree (MBA) with focus on Management of Information Technology. Based on that academic technical background, Manar works in two parallel lines, technical and social. She is the co-founder of DotDesign, a software development company.
On the other hand, she embarks on several activities with the main goal of "Promoting ICT in Society".
Since 1999, Manar has been involved in media and public work in many ways to achieve that goal. She prepares and presents the weekly IT program "Compunet World" on Kuwait Satellite Channel in Arabic as well as preparing and presenting another weekly IT program on KTV2 in English called "Zero Ones".
In 2004, Al-Hashash launched and Managed a Local e-Content Annual Contest under the name of "Ghiras electro Contest" which aims at youths in Kuwait (14-22yrs) competing for best website design, best presentation, best graphic design and best mobile e-greeting card, all focus on local content.
Manar also has a rich experience in the press media publishing for IT, as she wrote a weekly IT page for an official daily newspaper in Kuwait from 2000 till 2005, where she concluded that experience by launching the IT magazine "Dot" of which she was owner and Chief Editor.
As a student, Manar was awarded an IEEE for her outstanding Internet and e-Commerce projects in 2000. In addition to being a member in WSA board of directors, Manar is a member of a High-Level Panel of Advisers of Gaid - United Nations. (end) zak.afh.ibi KUNA 221252 Oct 13NNNN

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