ESCWA Digital Strategy - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia


ESCWA Digital Strategy

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/OES/2021/INF.3

Publication Type: Information material

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination, Climate Change and Natural Resource Sustainability, Gender Justice, Population and Inclusive Development, Governance and Conflict Prevention, Shared Economic Prosperity, Statistics, Information Society and Technology

Focus Area: Technology & innovation

Keywords: Digital technology, Artificial intelligence, Computer applications, Database management, Information technology, Pilot projects, Big data

ESCWA Digital Strategy

August 2021

This Strategy aims to advance digital technology deployment internally at ESCWA in line with the organization’s longer-term objectives of serving member States and other external stakeholders. It sets the strategic direction to leverage digital technologies during the implementation of the ESCWA internal innovation strategy and the ESCWA data strategy, so that the organization can consolidate digital production for targeted and more effective utilization at the institutional level.

Through a standard SWOT analysis, the document maps the current digital landscape at ESCWA and scopes the path forward in four work components: digitization of knowledge assets; digitalization of work processes; digital cooperation; and digital capacity-building. The strategy stipulates the formation of a Digital Strategy Action Group to service ESCWA users and a wider user community of stakeholders, to develop a comprehensive action plan and to collaborate in the digital space.

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