Informatics awards given to 10 gov’ts, Arab bodies
Ten government and Arab institutions have won the 2015 prizes of His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award, as the best users of social media in the Arab World. Winners of the 15th version of the Award cover the government, the private sector, education, health and civil society.
Kuwait has won three prizes, deputy head of the Informatics Award organizing committee Bassam Al-Shammari told a press conference yesterday. The National Mobile Telecommunications Company (Ooredoo) won third place in the private sector category, while charity organization Direct Aid won the award of the civil society, and Taiba Hospital was given the second prize in health, he added.
Shammari said that the Royal Hashemite Court (Jordan) won the first prize for government bodies, followed by the Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI), while the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority came third in the culture category.
Two Saudi companies, Almarai and Jairi won first and second places in the private sector category respectively while Dallah Hospital received the third prize in health. The education prize was awarded to Qatar Foundation, Shammari said.
KUWAIT: Deputy head of the Informatics Award organizing committee Bassam AlShammari is seen at the press conference.