Friday, 6 November 2009

Use of the Internet in the Arab States


   My next two posts continue the review of the ITU Talent Management conference from the beginning of this week.

See also:

Talent management in the Arab States

Nationalisation at Mobily, Saudi Arabia



After having reviewed the general context for talent management in the Arabic States, ie the role of nationalisation, we moved on to consider the opportunities and impacts available from changes in technology.

Hadeel Sakkijha, Senior Research Analyst at Arab Advisors Group in Jordan gave use an overview of the Arab world’s Internet market landscape, including some primary research findings on the online use patterns in Jordan, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunisia, and Bahrain.

I thought these two slides were particularly useful in helping HR and L&D practitioners in the region consider opportunities for e-learning, social learning etc (click through to review):


Interenet penetration


Broadband penetration



Photo credits: Telecom Egypt

Slides: Arab Advisors Group



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