The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) held, in cooperation with the Information Technology Authority (ITA), a discussion session on the findings of the poll conducted recently for the heads of e-transformation teams, by NCSI to assess the use of social media platforms by the Omanis.
Held at NCSI`s premises at Ghala, the session aimed at discussing and sharing knowledge on the most significant methods that support the efforts excreted for supporting governmental communication with people and increasing interaction through optimizing creative content that enhances positive community participation. The session included a presentation titled "Who We Are" briefing on NCSI establishment and the role it plays in fulfilling the needs of the governmental entities to accurate and reliable data, information and statistics to be harnessed in drafting developmental policies and programs on the local, national and regional levels. furthermore, the presentation highlighted NCSI`s terms of reference and the most important information services offered to all community categories, in terms of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data and indicators relating to different social and economic sectors according to the latest international standards. The session briefed the attendees on the attention attached by NCSI to verifying introducing knowledge to decision makers, governmental entities and offices, the private sector, and the local communities; as the presentation delivered on the findings concluded from the poll conducted on the use of the social media platforms by the Omnis showcased the most-used platforms, the age groups of the users, geographical distribution of users and traffic rates.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA) delivered a presentation on the importance of conducting surveys on e-services users to draft and create an innovative e-content. The same issue was highlighted by a presentation delivered by Oman`s Government Communication Centre (GC) that featured the methods of building and developing digital content through with the public mass can be communicated positively; so that every establishment can channel its aims, vision, mission, and massage in a constructive manner. Furthermore, the delegation viewed a presentation on the E-census 2020 that included the latest developments in carrying out the census, resources of data and statistical databases, phases and timeline, the significant achievements in the past period, the programs included in the next phases, and matching data of competent authorities to the reference databases of the census and updating individuals data.