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(4) Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS)

3 October 2003

Application for "At-Large Structure" (ALS) Designation
Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS)

Contact Information

  1. Organization's Name: Arab Knowledge Management Society (AKMS)
  2. Organization's email address: akms@xxxxxx
  3. Organization's phone number (include country/city codes): +962 6 5664371
  4. Organization's address (location and postal address, if different):
    P.O. Box 922104
    Amman 11192
  5. Organization's website (URL) (if available):
  6. Organization's contact for ALS application (email, phone, address):
    The Hashemite Kingdom Of Jordan
    +962 6 5664371
    P.O. Box 922104
    Amman 11192
    Ibrahim Nakhala


  1. Is your organization constituted so that participation by individual Internet users who are citizens or residents of countries within the Geographic Region in which your organization is based will predominate in your organization's operation?
    While membership of the society is unrestricted to both individuals and organizations from any country, according to the Bylaws the mission of the society is directed to all Arab countries users; Society Internet is active all over the Arab world.
  2. Describe your organization's constituents/membership (number, citizenship/location, defining characteristic - e.g. profession for professional societies):
    Our society presently has 185 members (individuals & organizations) from various Arab countries.
  3. Explain the eligibility requirements (if any) for your organization's constituents/membership (if you provide a written application for admission as a member, you may attach a copy):
    Every Arab national from any Arab country is eligible subject to the following:
    1. Legally eligible and not convicted for any offense against the law.
    2. At least 30 years old.
    3. Nominated by two members, recommended by the Membership committee, and approved by the Council of Trustees.
    4. Accepts the Society's Bylaws.
    5. Pays the membership fees.
  4. In what language/s does your organization conduct its business?
    Arabic / English.
  5. Provide support for the statement that your organization is self-supporting (by answering "yes" you confirm that it will not rely on ICANN for funding):
  6. Describe your organization's structure (e.g. governing and decision-making bodies and processes):
    The Society is managed by a Council of Trustees, elected by the General Assembly of the members for a term of three years. The council is responsible for ordinary management of the Society, while extraordinary issues (such as Bylaws amendments and yearly budget ) require the approval of the General Assembly, which must be called for a meeting at least once a year. The Council elects its chairman, who represents the Society and chairs the council; and a vice-chairman who substitutes the chairman when absent.
  7. Does your organization commit to supporting its individual constituents'/membership's informed participation in ICANN?
    Yes. One of the main objectives of the Society is to encourage its members and the community to actively participate in international Internet institution such as ICANN.
  8. Describe how your organization keeps its constituents/membership informed about, and enables them to participate in, decisions regarding issues of interest:
    The Society continuously communicates with its members primarily by e-mail, through the members' mailing list, and also through its website. It also organizes conferences and events to inform them and discuss Internet, technology and business developments.
  9. Does your organization post on the Internet publicly-accessible, current information about your organization's goals, structure, description of constituent group(s)/membership, working mechanisms, leadership, and contact(s) (if this information currently is available, provide URLs)?
    Such information is provided through the Society's monthly bulletin at our website:
  10. Provide information on your organization's leadership (leaders' names, positions, emails):
    Chairman: Mr. Talal Abu-Ghazaleh. tag@xxxxxx
    Deputy Chairman: Dr. Abdullah Al-Aliyan. Fax: + 962 6 5688293
    Deputy Chairman: Dr. Mohammed Abdul-Ilah. Fax: +203 5920956
    Secretary: Mr. Salah Abu-Osbeh. sabuosbeh@xxxxxx


    Mr. Ibrahim Nakhala. (Manager) inakhala@xxxxxx Her Excellency Mrs. Tamam Al-Ghul. Fax: +962 6 5815134
    Mr. Abdulla Al-Mualimi. Fax: +966 2 4602761
    Mr. Abdul-Jaleel Thabet. Fax: +967 3 211532
    Mr. Abdul Malik Al-Hummar. atf@xxxxxx
    Mr. Jamil Kathem Al-Elwi. Fax: +973 211616
    Mr. Ghasan Yousef Al-Nisif. Fax: +965 4830240
    Dr. Akram Karmool. info@xxxxxx
    Mr. Mohammed Ali Al-Naqi. Fax: +965 3984925
    His Excellency Muhsen Al-Aini. Fax: +2025701989
    Dr. Clauvis Maqsoud. Fax: +12028851186
    HRH Prince Abdul-Aziz Bin Sattam. Fax: +96614413131
    Dr. Mohamed Al-Hammad. Fax: +966 1 4961541
    His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Thabet Al-Taher. Fax: +96265931116
    Ms. Samar Al-Labbad. sla@xxxxxx
    Dr. Sae'ed Suleiman. president@xxxxxx
    Dr. Yahya Al-Jamal. Fax: +2023493655
    Dr. Mohammed Eshtiya. shtayyeh@xxxxxx
    Dr. Samir Al-Abbady. drabbady@xxxxxx
    Mr. Tala't Bin Thafer. aidmo@xxxxxx


  1. What is your organization's primary goal or mission (please attach any mission or policy statement for your organization, if in writing, or provide a URL, if posted):
    The mission, as described in the Bylaws, is:

    AKMS aims to utilize modern management & technology to effectively develop Arab capabilities to derive social and economic value from an organization's knowledge resources.

    The key challenges in effective implementation of knowledge management solutions in the Arab world are social and cultural in nature. Technical issues are important but the key drivers in knowledge management are related to upper management initiative and corporate and social culture in the organization and society at large.

    Knowledge Management is aimed relatively specifically at the ability of an organization to efficiently harness the tacit and explicit knowledge in its organization for economic benefit. AKMS aims not only to disseminate information useful to this pursuit, but more broadly to seek the development of the Arab 'Knowledge Society' at large.

  2. What ICANN-related issues currently are of interest to your organization's constituents/membership:
    Advocating the interests of our members using the Internet is an important part of the primary mission of the Society.
  3. If formed, will your organization commit to assisting the Regional At-Large Organization (RALO) for the region in which your organization is based in performing its function?


Ibrahim Nakhala
(Council Member & AKMS Manager, delegated by the Council to attend to this matter)

Step VII - Certified as At-Large Structure