The International Government Communication Forum (IGCF 2020) concluded on Thursday with a call for sustained efforts to combat climate change and to create more original media content to change the West’s perception of Arab societies.
Five refugee speakers hailing from different conflict zones took to the panel dais with ‘Inspiring Stories,’ shouldering the onerous responsibility of conveying the plight of their own displaced communities.
Sharjah is in the spotlight once again and this time around it’s the brainstorming sessions at the International Government Communication Forum. From what I read in the local dailies the opinions expressed by the experts are noteworthy, which if incorporated in state policies, will go a long way in bringing about a better rapport between governments and its people (“IGCF participants’ discussion on role of technology successful”, Mar.7, Gulf Today).
UAE is well prepared to handle the situation in case of COVID-19 outbreak in the country. The government may even introduce new laws to protect the UAE’s citizens and residents from coronavirus, said a top government official.
Under the patronage of Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the 11th annual edition of the International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) will take place on Sept.28 and 29, 2022, at Expo Centre Sharjah. Vibrant discussions centred around this year’s theme “Challenges and Solutions,” will be led by senior public officials, thought leaders and government communication experts.
We welcome the regional and global tribe of communication experts in both public and private sectors, thought leaders, business owners, members of the media, university students as well as members of the UAE community
The rapidly changing global communications landscape reinforces the need to create an enabling environment to develop and maintain effective government communication as it influences the reputation of governments and organisations in the international arena, said Chairman of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.
The robust agenda of the ninth edition of the International Government Communication Forum 2020 will host nine workshops targeting students, journalists, photojournalists and government communication employees.
Inventions like the steam engine have changed the course of human life and history. Similarly, the information and communication revolution became an engine of global change, and today, this sector has become a dominant influence on the future in our ever-changing world, according to Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairman of Sharjah Media Council.
Themed ‘Beyond Communications’, the high-profile 2-day global summit sheds light on key challenges and issues in the field of government communication on motivating individuals to play a key role in the development drive.