First Consultation Meeting of National Committees for All Programme

Moscow, 7-8 December 2009


Progress Report and AGENDA for IFAP Committee in Jordan  


Tasks and Future Activities and Plans


The 5 National Information Polices and Knowledge Strategies will be the guidelines for the IFAP committee in Jordan, to be addressed in the work plane for the years 2010 & 2011.


Information for Development


In this element we accomplished the following:

  • Establishment the IFAP website:
  • Link the National Information System with the IFAP website.


In the mean time, the IFAP committee is working on the following activities:

  • The IFAP committee will work to create the necessary indicators for Socio-Economic indicators such as: Women, Childhood, and Industry in Jordan, Education, Biodiversity, Disabled, Telecommunication, Tourism, and Cultural Heritage.
  • Cooperating with the National Library to link the digitized documents within the IFAP website.
  • Implementation of the IFAP project "website for each Faculty member" within the IFAP website.



Information Literacy


In this element we need to propose a number of projects and programs to reach the above goal, for the years 2010 & 2011.

  • Building Capacity for the society through the Knowledge Station **(KS)
  • Building Capacity for the IFAP Committee
  • Bridging the Digital Divide among Jordanian by using the KS for communities in Rural Areas to encourage the society benefiting from the internet and E-Government



Information preservation


  • IFAP Committee is submitting a proposal to UNESCO for the year 2010 to conduct a National workshop in Cultural Heritage in Jordan
  • Adopting all standards methods for information security and safety
  •  Capacity building for Librarians in information preserving ( training program for Librarians)
  • Reservation of all important document within the National Library



Information Ethics


  • Awareness program for community regarding the importance of all type of information, IFAP committee member will organize a number of training sessions using the KS.
  • Concentrating on intellectual properties especially about the information that will be published in the IFAP website and the Faculty Member Website Project.


Information Accessibility


  • Each Jordanian information user can access all type of information using NIS website, which contain all type of information.
  • All Jordanian population can use internet by accessing it through KS which is scattered all over the country,
  • All Governmental school are connected to internet so all students can access all type of information especially the e-learning materials


Members of IFAP in Jordan


IFAP committee in Jordan was formed within the National Information Technology Center (NITC), and consists the following organizations:

  • National Information Technology Center (NITC)
  • University of Jordan
  • Royal Scientific Society
  • Ministry of Education
  •  Ministry of Education / National Commission for Education, Culture, And Science
  • Department of Statistics
  • Ministry of Information and Communication Technology
  • National Library
  • Media


Important note: all the above activities require some found, NITC can help in a part especially the infrastructure.


* National Information System :


The National Information System (NIS), is a national Wide Area Network (WAN) that links homogenous information generating centers operating together. Sub-networks are connected together forming a sectorial information where information is retrieved and exchanged. The different sub-networks are connected to form the National Information System (NIS) as the main referral point.

The national information system was established in 1993, and under the new law of the center in 2003, which is one of it's duties, article 7 – b; "building an integrated information system and management at the national level, so that links between governmental institutions within the national network through which, in coordination with each other to provide information and knowledge of economic, social and technological new and more inclusive, so as to ensure smooth flow This information to beneficiaries in the public and private sectors. and to this end the governmental institutions are committed in collaboration with the National Information Technology Centre for building such a system".




** Knowledge Stations


* National Information Technology Centre (NITC) established 180 Knowledge Stations (KS) all over Jordan, These KS are connected to Internet and scattered all around Jordan Governorate, Especially in rural areas: The  main objectives of the Knowledge Stations include:

  1. Bridging the digital divide between the governorates and different regions in the Kingdom.
  2. Introducing ICT to the different localities in Jordan and encouraging the use of ICT in the daily lives of citizens.
  3. Alleviating IT illiteracy by providing training in ICT.
  4. Encouraging the use of the National Information System for retrieving local information.
  5. Enhancing the use of the Internet for socio-economic development at the community level.
  6. Enhancing local community skills through ICT training.
  7. Enhancing competition among citizens by increasing their knowledge in ICT.
  8. Preparing the local communities to get involved in the e-government project

Number of inhabitants who trained for ICT services such; Internet, Typing, and other applications for the years 2001-2008, in the KS, is 102324, from this there were 56672 Females ( 55% are women) and 45652 males


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Laila Abu-El-Haija

Head of research and Development Unit

Chair of  IFAP committee

Jordan: Tel: 962 6 5300222 /ext 312



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