Grace Najjar assigned as senior expert to assist Lebanese Parliament in implementing ICT strategy in EU-funded project

Grace Najjar was assigned as a senior ICT expert by the International Management Group (IMG), to assist the parliamentary subcommittee in implementing the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy. This EU-funded project was won by IMG and its main beneficiary is the Lebanese Parliament.

Grace Najjar assigned as senior expert to assist Lebanese Parliament in implementing ICT strategy in EU-funded project

This successful mission started in October 2015 and was completed by June 2016. The cloture meeting took place on June 23rd and was chaired by the MP Mr. Yassin Jaber, the MP members of the ICT subcommittee, the director of this EU-funded project, key experts, ICT management, and staff of the Lebanese Parliament.

Grace Najjar assigned as senior expert to assist Lebanese Parliament in implementing ICT strategy in EU-funded project

The main purposes of the mission were to:

  • Assist the Lebanese Parliament with improving and modernizing its ICT in accordance with the ICT Strategy, which was presented in May 2015.
  • Provide operational and technical assistance to the subcommittee on ICT (created by the Parliament with five MPs as members) regarding its main duties:

    1. Leading and monitoring the implementation of the ICT Strategy, including strategic goals, action plans and resources.
    2. Reviewing/updating the goals of the ICT strategy.
    3. Drafting an action plan for the ICT strategy for a two-year period including timeline and resources needed for its implementation.
    4. Developing a monitoring tool for the implementation of the action plan.
    5. Providing advice to the Parliamentary Bureau on ICT issues and priorities: change of current email outsourcing solution to Microsoft Cloud, upgrade of the Internet solution and fiber optic link with Ogero, optimization of the use of the digital recording system in the general plenary room, and upgrade of the old cassette system in the committee rooms.
    6. Upgrading the network's infrastructure, security, reliability and various ICT capabilities.

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