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RIPE NCC Roundtable Meeting for Governments (Middle East), 2022

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

The RIPE NCC and the Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory Authority in the United Arab Emirates (TDRA) organised the sixth government roundtable for the Arab ICT ministers and heads of regulatory authorities under the theme: “Digital infrastructures: ensuring secure networks and support sustainable development in the Arab countries”. The event took place on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre, United Arab Emirates.

The discussion focused on Internet infrastructure challenges and opportunities in the Middle East and discussed collaboration with governments on public policy. High-level governmental delegations from the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Lebanon, Qatar, Iraq and the League of Arab states attended the event.

The discussions tackled the challenges faced by the Arab countries, the lack of an integrated system of digital infrastructures based on specific vital components to build and develop sustainable Internet, including the deployment of IPv6 to meet the massive demand for connectivity, employing RPKI to ensure the safety of networks and building IXPs to enhance peering, lowering operational costs, and reducing reliance on external networks.

In addition to the digital infrastructures, discussions focused on the collaboration on public policy at the regional and international venues given the significance of public policy and its impact on Internet fragmentation.

Read the press release.


Digital infrastructures: ensuring secure networks and sustainable development in the Arab countries.

Date: Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Venue: The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre

10:00 - 10.45

Opening Session and Welcome Speeches

10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 13:30

Digital infrastructures: ensuring secure networks and sustainable development


Closing and Lunch