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 Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) was established in 1999 to develop the national ICT sector. MCIT strives to achieve the digital economy through the use of ICT tools to provide prosperity, freedom and social equity for all. Its mission is to enable the development of a knowledge-based society and a strong digital economy relying on equitable and affordable access to knowledge; digital rights; and the development of a competitive, innovative national ICT industry.


The new Egypt will possess a competitive, balanced and diversified economy, dependent on innovation and knowledge and based on justice, social integrity and participation. It will be characterized by a balanced and diversified ecological collaboration system, investing the ingenuity of place and humans to achieve sustainable development and to improve Egyptians' life quality.


The dimensions of the sustainable development strategy comprise three dimensions including the economic dimension which highlights economic development, transparency and efficiency of governmental institutions, energy and knowledge. The social dimension highlights education and training, health, culture and social justice; while the environmental dimension focuses on environment and urban development.


ICT 2030 strategy contributes to achieving the objectives of Egypt's Vision 2030, through building Digital Egypt. These objectives entail developing the ICT infrastructure; fostering digital inclusion; achieving the transition to a knowledge-based economy; building capacities and encouraging innovation; fighting corruption; ensuring cybersecurity; and promoting Egypt's position at the regional and international levels.


Digital Egypt is an all-encompassing vision and plan, which lays the foundations for the transformation of Egypt into a digital society. "Digital Egypt" strategy is built on three main planks, including Digital Transformation, Digital Skills and Jobs and Digital Innovation. These three pillars are standing on two extremely important bases: Digital Infrastructure and Legislative Framework.

14 January 2024

The video provides an exclusive tour inside MCIT premises in the New Administrative Capital, showcasing its cutting-edge infrastructure and a secure work environment. Additionally, the video highlights the Ministry's efforts in driving nationwide digital transformation. These include the automation of public services, the creation of the Digital Egypt platform, initiatives to enhance digital awareness, as well as capacity-building programs. The Ministry is dedicated to qualifying individuals and organizations to effectively embrace and adapt to the ongoing process of digitization.


13 December 2023

The webcast presents the ICT Minister Amr Talaat's speech at the Canada Egypt Business Council (CEBC) event, held on December 11 under the theme “The Role of the ICT Sector in Supporting the Economy.” The ICT Minister showcased MCIT strategy for building Digital Egypt, aimed at creating job opportunities in a growing knowledge economy, facilitating citizens’ access to digital government services, and boosting digital services exports.


02 October 2023

The webcast presents ICT Minister Amr Talaat's speech on the second day of the "Story of Homeland: Between Vision and Accomplishment" 2023 Conference, held in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Minister reviewed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) strategy for building Digital Egypt and its efforts, projects, and initiatives launched in several pillars.


09 July 2023

In an interview conducted by the Information and Decision Support Center, the ICT Minister Amr Talaat presented the ICT sector's growth indicators. He said that it is the fastest-growing state sector, with a contribution of more than 5% to the GDP.


19 February 2023

In an interview conducted by Sky News Arabia, the ICT Minister Amr Talaat highlighted the efforts made to train young people and develop their IT skills, in addition to boosting the outsourcing industry and IT exports, including by attracting multinationals to establish global delivery centers in Egypt.


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