New DCO Observers, BTECH, Deloitte, the Islamic Development Bank, Mobily, OneWeb, and Visa will harness their expertise to support the DCO’s mission to empower global growth of the digital economy
The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) today welcomed six new Observers: BTECH, Deloitte, the Islamic Development Bank, Mobily, OneWeb, and Visa, who will join its group of 16 existing DCO Observers.
Representing all sectors of the digital economy from international organizations, academic institutions, NGOs and the private sector, DCO Observers collaborate closely with the DCO through its programs and initiatives to enable greater international cooperation across the digital ecosystem and achieve digital prosperity for all.
As DCO Observers, the newly-joined organizations will leverage their technical expertise, knowledge and capabilities in support of the DCO’s objectives of eliminating the digital divide and empowering nations to build strong, inclusive and sustainable digital economies.
Hassan Nasser, DCO Vice-President of International Affairs and Membership, welcomed the announcement, stating: “The cooperation with these six new Observers is the latest leap forward for the DCO as we continue to forge strategic partnerships that play an active role in harnessing the power of the digital economy. Each organization brings unique expertise and vital knowledge to the DCO, which will support us in our mission to enable digital prosperity for all and drive progress towards the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”
The DCO, whose programs work to accelerate the inclusive growth of the digital economy, has swelled its ranks to represent nearly 600 million people and USD $2 trillion of GDP. Its programs are dedicated to supporting women, youth, and entrepreneurs to harness the power of the digital economy across its thirteen Member States.
Looking ahead, the organization ambitions to continue its rapid expansion across the digital economy ecosystem, leveraging partnerships with leading private sector companies, academic institutions, think tanks, civil society organizations, international organizations, and other partners across North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.