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    ICT, Emigration Ministers Open Narrative PR Summit

    Cairo, 14 April 2019

    The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat, during his speech in Narrative PR Summit opening session, underlined that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has a strategy based on four main pillars, including contributing to implementing Egypts strategy of building the Egyptian citizen, achieving digital transformation, in cooperation with the State bodies and institutions, developing the technological infrastructure all over Egypt, and creating a legislative environment to enable the digital society.

    The Summit was organized under the patronage of MCIT and the Ministry of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs, in the presence of the Minister of Emigration and Egyptian Expatriates' Affairs Nabila Makram, and a number of local and international experts in various sectors.

    Despite the challenges that the Fourth Industrial Revolution has posed, and the rapid developments in technology, it still provides great opportunities for societies based on supportive policies that keep abreast of such developments, stated the ICT Minister.

    He, also, highlighted the significance of equipping qualified young calibers in different technology fields, especially with the increased use of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications in public services, industry and agriculture fields and all life aspects.

    Moreover, Talaat showcased the strategies that MCIT is implementing in capacity building areas, through traditional or digital-platform based training. This is in addition to providing different programs for youth and startups, to disseminate self-employment culture and promote innovation and entrepreneurship, to support the youths creative ideas and transform them into added-value technological products.

    Furthermore, the ICT Minister highlighted the significance of digital transformation in improving the quality of governmental services offered to citizens, achieving governance, and rationalizing expenditure. He referred to MCIT efforts in achieving digital transformation and the transition to an e-government, in cooperation with all the State bodies and institutions. This is addition to enhancing financial inclusion through carrying out a number of projects, in collaboration with the different State sectors, to provide a range of e-government services, due to be launched in Port Said during the coming period, as phase one.

    In addition, Talaat said that a number of companies and civil society organizations have been invited to conduct community dialogues on the personal data protection law. In addition, a law on e-commerce is currently being prepared, in the framework of creating an enabling legislative environment for attracting investments and enabling the digital society.

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