As part of its continuing efforts to support and empower Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in Oman and around the world, Microsoft and Oman information Technology Society (OITS) are hosting the 2nd NGO Connection Day in Muscat on Sunday 23 December 2012 at the Grand Hyatt, in association with Tawasul and Exceed IT Training and Services.
Under the theme “Empowering NGOs through Technology”, the one-day workshop event aims to introduce more Omani NGOs to Microsoft’s technological opportunities for non-profits, provide technical demonstrations of Microsoft products, and give NGOs the opportunity to network with relevant institutions.
In partnership with OITS, and the cooperation of Tawasul and Exceed IT Training and Services, Microsoft desires to create a chance for NGOs in Oman to obtain all needed information to access all available resources varying from software donations to training programs.
Speakers from Microsoft, OITS, Tawasul, Exceed IT Training and Services and other partners will explain to the audience how technology can help them lower costs, improve effectiveness, and enable more meaningful services to the different communities they serve in Oman.
Microsoft’s first NGO Connection Day in Oman, held in 2011, witnessed a great success and was attended by representatives from over 50 non-governmental organizations; the seminar discussed the role of civil society in addressing youth employability in the Sultanate by leveraging technology in collaboration with both the public and private sectors.