Women will be encouraged to participate in digital economy, as Pakistan and Saudi led DCO announced that they would cooperate in information and technology.
The Pakistani government and the Saudi-led Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) announced on Sunday they would enhance cooperation in information technology by promoting public-private partnerships, investment in start-ups and supporting women’s participation in the digital economy.
The DCO was launched by Saudi Arabia in November last year to strengthen cooperation across innovation-driven sectors and accelerate the growth of the digital economy. The organization’s founding members are also Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Oman, and Pakistan.
The efforts the Pakistani government said it will undertake in collaboration with the DCO include promoting public-private partnerships, supporting the role of women in information technology, providing digital facilities in urban and rural areas, and investment opportunities for IT professionals and start-ups.
“This visit has generated significant energy and a renewed focus on the inclusion of young people, women and entrepreneurs in Pakistan’s digital economy,” Al-Yahya said.
“The DCO is committed to enabling Pakistan’s progress in these areas, and I commend President Dr. Arif Alvi, the Government Ministers and digital economy leaders that we have worked with during the visit for their impact in enabling digital prosperity for all. We look forward to supporting Pakistan as a valued member state of the DCO for years to come.”