Nada Ihab

Nada supports various campaigns in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America region, analysing and reporting on policy trends and regulatory roadblocks for disruptive technologies.

Regulating Tech for Women’s Digital Empowerment with Onica Makwakwa – Global Policy Review

Regulating Tech for Women’s Digital Empowerment with Onica Makwakwa – Global Policy Review

How does innovation tackle regulations while empowering women in the digital age? In this episode of Global Policy Review, Access...

23 Nov 2023 Opinion
Economic Impact Analysis Report: Impact of Cloud Adoption for SMMEs in South Africa and Unlocking Benefits Through AWS

Economic Impact Analysis Report: Impact of Cloud Adoption for SMMEs in South Africa and Unlocking Benefits Through AWS

The 2030 Vision in South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) outlines that small, micro, and medium enterprises (SMMEs) should create...

13 Nov 2023 Reports
Access Alert: DIFC announces consultation on new Digital Assets Law

Access Alert: DIFC announces consultation on new Digital Assets Law

On 28 September 2023, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) launched a public consultation on its new Digital Assets Law...

11 Oct 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: South Africa publishes revised Tourism Green Paper for public comments

Access Alert: South Africa publishes revised Tourism Green Paper for public comments

On 30 August 2023, the Ministry of Tourism published its Green Paper on the Development and Promotion of Tourism in...

11 Sep 2023 Opinion
AI and microelectronics: Navigating the policy maze in the era of neural implants

AI and microelectronics: Navigating the policy maze in the era of neural implants

The advent of microelectronics and AI has opened the door for the development and application of neural implants – devices...

23 Aug 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Exploring the FinTech landscape in Saudi Arabia

Access Alert: Exploring the FinTech landscape in Saudi Arabia

Background Saudi Arabia’s Financial Sector Development Program (FSDP) and subsequent FinTech Strategy Implementation Plan, both part of Vision 2030, aim...

23 Aug 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Digital Government Authority’s Public Consultation on Regulatory Framework

Access Alert: Saudi Digital Government Authority’s Public Consultation on Regulatory Framework

On 13 August 2023, the Saudi Digital Government Authority (DGA) launched a public consultation on the Licensing Regulatory Framework for...

18 Aug 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Lebanon harnesses the power of generative AI to build its digital future

Access Alert: Lebanon harnesses the power of generative AI to build its digital future

Overview On 20 July, the inaugural session of a conference cycle on Web3 dynamics and opportunities in Lebanon was held...

28 Jul 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: SDAIA unveils Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

Access Alert: SDAIA unveils Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

On 11 July 2023, the Saudi Data and AI Authority (SDAIA) unveiled the Executive Regulation of the Personal Data Protection...

14 Jul 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Changes in Chinese Trade Policies – Reactions and Implications for Industry Players

Access Alert: Changes in Chinese Trade Policies – Reactions and Implications for Industry Players

China has recently implemented two changes to its trade policies that have potentially significant implications for private sector companies trading...

11 Jul 2023 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s Cloud Computing Special Economic Zone

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s Cloud Computing Special Economic Zone

Background The Economic Cities and Special Zones Authority (ECZA), in partnership with the Saudi Program for Attracting Regional Headquarters of...

5 Jun 2023 Opinion
Impact of Hyperscale Cloud on the UAE’s SMEs and Start-ups

Impact of Hyperscale Cloud on the UAE’s SMEs and Start-ups

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is making significant progress on its growth path towards economic diversification, with non-oil sectors contributing...

29 Nov 2022 Reports
The Metaversality Index 2022

The Metaversality Index 2022

The metaverse has been defined as the convergence of our physical and digital lives to create a virtual community where...

15 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022

Watch Metaverse Dialogue: Reflection 2022 Access Partnership launched the Metaverse Policy Lab (MPL) in February 2022 to merge our experience...

9 Nov 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
MENA Music Distribution Ecosystem Report

MENA Music Distribution Ecosystem Report

The report seeks to familiarize social networking service providers with the industry by providing a snapshot of industry stakeholders, market...

5 Aug 2022 Reports
Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Access Partnership’s Fair Tech Institute and Metaverse Policy Lab host The Metaverse Dialogue

Watch The Metaverse Dialogue – An Exploratory Primer here. More than 120 discussants participated in the inaugural Metaverse Dialogue on...

8 Jun 2022 Metaverse Policy Lab
Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

Access Alert | Introducing Saudi Arabia’s Executive Regulation of Personal Data Protection Law

On 10 March, the Saudi Data & AI Authority (SDAIA) published the Draft of the Executive Regulation of Personal Data...

18 Mar 2022 Opinion
Access Alert | The New Personal Data Protection Law of Oman

Access Alert | The New Personal Data Protection Law of Oman

Oman recently issued Sultani Decree No. 6/2022 on Personal Data Protection (PDPL).  Organisations operating in the Sultanate or those processing data of...

18 Feb 2022 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia Seeking Public-Private Partnership Support for Tech Leadership

On 24 August, the Saudi Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) hosted the Digital Technology Forum in Riyadh. The panel...

9 Sep 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

Access Alert: Introducing Saudi Arabia’s E-Government Regulatory Framework

On Sunday 1st of August, the recently established Saudi Digital Government Authority (DGA) issued the Kingdom’s E-Government Regulatory Framework. This...

3 Aug 2021 Opinion
Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Access Alert | Kuwait’s First Comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation  

Kuwait’s Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has recently drafted Kuwait’s first comprehensive Data Privacy Protection Regulation (the Regulation). This new Regulation seeks to address an important regulatory gap in...

2 Jul 2021 Opinion
FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

FinTech Growth in Emerging Markets: Key Lessons from Industry Leaders

The benefits of successful digital transformation can be enormous for national economies and companies in today’s hyper-competitive global markets. Against...

23 Mar 2021 Reports
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

Access Alert: Saudi Arabia’s New Digital Government Authority

On March 10th, Saudi Arabia’s Cabinet headed by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al...

11 Mar 2021 Opinion
Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

Introducing the Digital Cooperation Organization: Towards a Common Digital Market in the Middle East?

In November 2020, senior government officials from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Kuwait and Pakistan announced the launch of the Digital...

8 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Access Alert: Oman Opens Public Consultation on Data Centres and Cloud Computing

Over the past few years, the Sultanate of Oman has proactively launched several digital transformation initiatives in a bid to...

5 Mar 2021 Opinion
Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Access Alert: CITC White Paper on Cloud Computing

Organizations and governments in the Middle East are no longer aiming to lead on a regional level only – they...

19 Jan 2021 Opinion