Posted 18th August 2022
E-Sign has this week signed a contract with the Palestinian Ministry of Telecommunications and IT to play a key role in the Digital West Bank and Gaza project to shape the Palestinian digital economy. The public signing ceremony took place on Tuesday at the Palestinian Parliament, where E-Sign representatives met the Palestinian Prime Minister and other stakeholders, to officially launch the project. Funded by the World Bank, it will give Palestinean citizens sound digital infrastructure and access to digital services; as well as address education, health, agriculture and governmental services. Ultimately, this will enable the creation of a strong digital economy, contribute to reduction of poverty and the improvement of everyday life for Palestinians.
E-sign will take on three areas of work, delivering across legal and regulatory, emergency response and citizen-based digital services. This includes eSignature legal frameworks, certification authority, cyber security GDPR user access and data and a move into telecommunications to enable mass-scale improvements.
Thomas Taylor, Managing Director of E-Sign says:“We are hugely excited to be involved in such a significant project to help provide citizens within Palestine with a solid digital infrastructure and access to digital services. This fits perfectly with our mandate of leaving the planet in a better way than we find it. Our person-centred approach creates an opportunity for technology to truly transform organisations. We understand the human relationships behind digital transformation, which enables us to quickly establish a shared mission with all stakeholders.”
A signing ceremony took place in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Dr. Ishaq Sidr, the Governor of the Monetary Authority, Mr. Firas Melhem, and representatives of Palestinian banks and the private sector.
Another new win is with Comply Direct. The Yorkshire-based environmental consultancy is changing their digital infrastructure, building in E-Sign’s enterprise solution as a part of their customer process and for automation of documentation management. Bespoke agreements that E-Sign will be delivering include both voluntary and mandatory schemes across carbon management, environmental and social governance (ESG), packaging compliance, and more.
Tom Beckwith, Comply Direct’s Senior Systems Developer, says: “We have chosen to use E-Sign’s enterprise API to align with our company vision of ‘a better, fairer, sustainable world for all’. We wanted our data integrity to stay within the UK and to work with a local supplier. E-Sign offered us a world class solution, backed up by their ten years’ experience, giving us the confidence they could execute securely. The solution minimises room for error and ensures that all documentation is completed 100%, the first time around.”
Taylor continues:“Our work with Comply Direct will ensure their important environmental consultancy work is delivered efficiently while reducing their carbon footprint; promoting electronic signature solutions at every touch point.”
Furthermore, E-Sign announces that it has been granted ‘preferred supplier status’ by the University of Oxford for the provision of secure digital automation services. The academic institution, which uses E-Sign’s solution across a variety of departments including clinical trials, housing, property, mental health and psychology, has given E-Sign the highest possible level of endorsement to meet their technical needs.