Deemah Al Yahya, Secretary General of the Digital Cooperation Organization, visited COMSATS University on Wednesday.
She headed a four-member DCO delegation accompanied by senior officials from the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
AlYahya is a renowned digital economy expert and advocate for digital literacy, empowerment and training in communities traditionally marginalized by the ‘digital divide’.
Professor Madani gave a detailed presentation of CUI. He informed that COMSATS University in Islamabad is a public sector university with seven campuses in Pakistan, five faculties, twenty-two university departments and nine advanced research centers.
The General Secretary of DCO, in her presentation, outlined the goals, objectives and goals of DCO. She presented DCO’s vision to have collaboration among its seven member countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Pakistan, Nigeria and Oman.
She said the purpose of the visit was to unleash the full potential of the DCO Forum to realize the Pakistani government digital vision of Pakistan and find potential areas to develop digital cooperation between COMSATS University Islamabad and countries members of DCO. She also focused on empowering women and youth in the growing digital economy.
The two parties agreed to strengthen cooperation between universities in DCO member countries. The main international office of COMSATS University has been appointed as the focal person to initiate collaboration with DCO through the respective ministry.