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RIYAD: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center recently participated virtually in the conference “Leaving No One Behind: Benefiting from Innovation to Access Quality Education and Information”.

This is part of the annual “Innovate Now… Live Tomorrow” program and the Regional Digital Inclusion Week for Arab States organized by the International Telecommunication Union and the United Nations Educational Organization. , science and culture.

Speakers from UNESCO’s regional offices and relevant authorities participated in the two-day conference.

During the conference, KSrelief was represented by the Director of the Community Support Department, Dr Hana Salem, who highlighted the Kingdom’s efforts to support education – 89 educational projects were presented in over 14 countries, for a budget of nearly $ 200 million.

She referred to the educational projects provided during the coronavirus disease pandemic, indicating that the center is working closely with local and international organizations to meet the needs of the people and seek appropriate and sustainable solutions to ensure access to health. education.

She also underlined the centre’s willingness to support innovation in educational projects.

For his part, the head of initiatives of the International Telecommunication Union, Alex Wong, spoke of the Giga initiative, which aims to connect every school to the Internet and guarantee access to education for every child.

The conference addressed the importance of improving the quality of education, disseminating knowledge, exchanging experiences and innovating in times of crisis, especially in light of the challenges facing the world during the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on education.

He also discussed the use of artificial intelligence systems in education and intellectual property rights and the importance of developing educational frameworks to keep pace with digital education needs.

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