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Nabil Eid
Nabil Eid

Nabil Eid

Syria Foundation

Thoughts on Education system of our country
Development of ICT infrastructure in education
Provide a planning framework for stakeholders in educational
Enable advocacy of a systematic series of developmental stages
Guide investment in ICT resources so they are targeted to enhance student learning outcomes.
There has been growing interest in the use of ICTs in educational settings in developing countries.
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
Encourage innovation and creativity for development
Listen and communicate effectively
Have a positive attitude.
Be Passionate and encourage people to make positive change in their communities
My family background
Family in rural area are working in agriculture and handcrafts
Brief description about me
Nabil Eid has a successful record of accomplishment and experience in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the development Community.
Nabil has served at the National ICT Training Strategy in Syria, under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Communication and Technology in Syria and the UNDP / Syria Office (2004). The initiative included launched of many Telecentres and ICT programs, such as Rural Knowledge Network “Reefnet project ", building Telecenters, Rural Mobile Computer Training (E-BAG) and ICT for the development of disadvantaged communities, its impact on scientific and socio-economic development.
Nabil is currently Regional Community Coordinator (RCC), Middle East and North Africa Network at Foundation.
He is responsible for many full staff –time and volunteers who report to his directly.
Also, he is Executive Secretary of Knowledge Hubs for Disadvantaged Communities in UN-ESCWA Region since (2009).
My role model
There are challenges for developing countries in the world so we are required to work for Combat poverty and promote sustainable development
Poverty prevents people from reaching their full potential and from participating fully in society, combat poverty works to ensure that the elimination of poverty remains a national priority, and that social and economic policies are directed towards improving the lives of the most societies, reducing poverty and empowering the poor are crucial ingredients for equitable and sustainable economic growth.
Initiative to develop a country
Understood that ICTs plays a key role to combat poverty and promote sustainable development, there is important aspect to the relation between ICTs, economic growth, and poverty reduction especially when addressing the needs of the poor and the root causes of persistent poverty.
My achievements
written many books & articles in ICT for development disadvantaged communities.
Working as Regional Community Coordinator for Arabic Network in MENA Region through Foundation.
Implementation lessons learnt and best practices and sharing knowledge on Methodologies and tools used for rural people.
Enable the global community of telecentre networks and build their capacity to ensure scale and impact of effective solutions and practices
Create opportunities for people in MENA telecentres and their users to build viable and successful communities.
My strongest skill
ICTs for capacity building and development disadvantaged communities, built of telecentres for people in rural Communities
ICTs in the curriculum for students with disabilities (e-Learning and e-Inclusion), Assistive Technology AT and Accessibility
Promoting sustainable Telecentres and Knowledge Center for marginalized people
Knowledge sharing - sharing experiences, skills and expertise in ICT for development
Focus on youth, women employment by using ICTs
Digital literacy for women
Degree that I recommend
For creating career success, getting a certification or a series of certifications in the area of ICTs for development
Certifications are more important the earlier in career
Certifications should be looked at for what they can do for the future
Couple of years from now
Professional and consultant on ICTs for development specifically in developing countries
Ensuring success
Working on ICT for the development, ICT is a result of the work for development our communities in MENA Region, The role of ICT is driven by passion for how technology can improve everybody's life and change the world.
Create an environment of creativity and collaboration to make great ideas happen throughout ICTs - education, business development, government, e-literacy, and telecommunications.
Important decision
promote(ICT) as a potential tool for poverty reduction and employment
Influenced by Foundation, TCF is a global program that supports the establishment, sustainability and growth of telecentres, which provide critical services and develop opportunities for millions of people around the world.
Important lesson learned
The people are the real wealth of nation
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