The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, has launched the new UAEPedia website and smart device application at a workshop at its Dubai office. Several representatives from federal and local government entities had gathered to participate in the workshop.
The workshop comes in line with the efforts of the TRA to shift towards a mobile government in order to enhance and improve the nation's ICT sector. The UAE mGovernment team had been working hard to develop and re-launch the UAEPedia website to enable a greater degree of interaction with the public. The UAEPedia app is available in the official UAE mGovernment app store.
Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director General, UAE mGovernment, said, "UAEPedia represents a national platform for information concerning our homeland, its history, heritage and cultural and political figures, while housing countless informational channels. We have developed this encyclopaedia to promote patriotism towards our nation and its leadership." "The project is based on the principle of sharing, which will flourish with the efforts of many other entities with whom we will be working in the near future. Hence, I would like to thank all the participants in this workshop in advance and invite them to actively contribute information to enrich the encyclopaedia with their knowledge," he added.
Stressing the importance of preserving the Arabic language and making information available online in Arabic, Al Mansoori said, "The UAEPedia comes in line with our ongoing efforts to support Arabic content and the creation of an electronic record that conveys the UAE's message to the world. Each contributor would have a responsibility with regard to their role in building the UAEPedia and to ensure constant flow of accurate information about our beloved nation." The workshop included the screening of a short video about the UAEPedia application and an introduction to the new version of the encyclopaedia. It also included a session to address the participants' queries relating to the encyclopaedia.