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    Egypt Partakes in UNESCO International Forum on ICT and Education 2030

    Date published: 9 July 2017

    Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), will partake in the International Forum on ICT and Education 2030, organized by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Government of the People’s Republic of China, with support from the Municipal Government of Qingdao, and the Wei Dong Group of China, on July 10 -11, in Qingdao, China.

    Under the theme “Seize digital opportunities, lead education transformation”, the Forum focuses on harnessing ICTs to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4 for Education 2030. It will convene senior government officials, senior representatives of international organizations, executives of ICT companies, eminent researchers and practitioners.

    The Forum seeks to reaffirm the commitments made in the Qingdao Declaration, and reinforce the inter-sectoral multi-stakeholder platform fostered during the 2015 Qingdao Conference through deepening North-South knowledge sharing, designing cooperation strategies and outlining action plans on scaling up digital innovations and best practices towards Education 2030.

    The Forum aims to share national policies and programs that target to capture digital innovations to accelerate the achievement of SDG 4 – Education 2030; explore the digital innovations and best practices that could be scaled up to enable new school models and transform the education provision; and formulate partnerships and develop action plans around flagship projects on leveraging ICT to take forward SDG 4 – Education 2030.

    The Forum is for policy makers and experts in the use of ICTs in education, where specific proposals for creating a global network and pilot projects in this area will be submitted. This is in addition to developing strategies and action plans to expand digital Innovations.

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