Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General (DG) of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), met with Dr. Abdullah bin Muhammad Al-Walidi, DG of the National eLearning Center, and together they explored cooperation prospects between ICESCO and the Center in the field of e-learning and discussed its potential and ways to develop digital educational content to promote the quality of education in the Islamic world.
During the meeting, held today, Thursday 23 December 2021, at the headquarters of the Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the two parties explored the methodologies and mechanisms necessary for supporting e-learning in the ICESCO Member States in 2022, including offering e-learning licenses and sharing them with the Member States, developing cooperation in the field of building capacities to obtain professional e-learning certificates, and holding workshops and training sessions where experts from ICESCO and the Center can provide e-learning support to countries in need.
At the close of the meeting, the two parties reaffirmed their keenness to promote cooperation and partnership between the Organization and the Center, in coordination with the Saudi National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, to share the Kingdom’s successful experiences and vast expertise in the field of e-learning with several ICESCO’s Member States. They also agreed to work together to launch e-learning initiatives, prizes, and projects and support relevant studies and research works.
Mr. Hani bin Hamza Mansi, Advisor to the Saudi National Commission, Dr. Ahmad Said Bah, Advisor to ICESCO DG, for Partnerships and International Cooperation, attended the meeting in addition to a number of officials at the Center.