Abu Dhabi: Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination (ZHO) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the organising committee of the Global Information Technology Challenge (GITC) regarding the hosting of the final round of the Global Information Technology Challenge for Youth of Determination in October 2023 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
The event is expected to have a participation of 310 participants, including 120 young People of Determination representing 20 countries, along with an attendance of 450 people, including 400 young People of Determination, through video conferencing.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Abdullah Abdul Ali Al Humaidan, ZHO secretary general, and Mr. Ankoy Kim, CEO of the organising committee of Global Information Technology. The signing ceremony was attended by senior officials from both sides.
Mr. Al Humaidan pointed out that Abu Dhabi’s hosting of the competition for the first time in the Middle East enhances the UAE’s position and ability to organise and host international events and activities.
The secretary general stressed that the Zayed Organization, headed by Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of the ZHO Board of Directors, aims to build bridges of cooperation and exchange experiences with all relevant authorities at the local, regional, as well as global levels.
According to the MoU, the two parties will collaborate in the process of preparation until the completion of the event activities, which include information technology competitions, the INI Forum, and cultural activities sponsored by the Ministry of Health and Welfare (Korea), as well as the Community Fund in Korea.
The Global Information Technology Challenge for Youth of Determination began in 1992 in South Korea to reduce the digital gap between people. Since 2011, GITC has been expanded to include young people of determination worldwide, emphasising the Asia and Pacific region, to promote their participation in society by enrolling in higher education and finding job opportunities.