Egypt’s ICT Strategy 2013 - 2017
Digital Socio-Economic Development
The Way forward to
Prosperity .. Freedom .. Social Equity
The world is witnessing a revolution in information and communications technology (ICT) the scope of which stretches far beyond the realm of the sector itself. No country seeking real, sustainable development and progress can hope to achieve these aims without a strong ICT sector in place to drive the necessary change.
The ICT sector, in the next phase, should focus on adapting ICTs to find solutions to issues of concern to the community. While this process has indeed already begun, the sector should develop a community vision based on the principle that development should occur not only in the public service sector but also in the managerial approach of the state and its constituent bodies.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology was established in 1999 to develop the national ICT sector.
Highlights of MCIT’s journey so far include the release of the National Communications Plan in 2000, the Strategy for Building the Information Society in 2003, the IT Industry National Development Strategy in 2006 and the National Strategy for Communications and Information Technology in 2007.
The National ICT Strategy for 2013-2017 is another important stage of this process.
As with previous strategies, it focuses on integrating ICTs across all sectors to serve the national development priorities, which includes preserving natural resources and the environment.
In the formulation of this strategy, the primary considerations were the political and economic changes taking place in Egypt, the development of the communications sector both regionally and internationally and Egypt’s national development priorities, in addition to the achievements and challenges of the sector over the last decade.
The new strategy supports the country’s transition to democracy while contributing to the development of the communications sector both regionally and internationally.
Egypt’s ICT Strategy 2013 - 2017 will soon be finalized and published on the website.