Institutional Development

Institutional development aims to link the objectives of the national ICT strategy with the methods and mechanisms of work at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and its affiliated entities to achieve full integration between the projects of the different sectors. This is in addition to developing business performance, to reach the optimal use of all available resources for the public benefit of all the parties in the ICT sector.
  • General Framework
  • Projects and Programs
  • Developing and Building Digital Capabilities
  • Promoting Digital and Institutional Excellence

An Overview of Institutional Development

Mission:

Create a business model within government institutions through digital transformation, thus supporting their ability to meet citizens' demands and derive their satisfaction.


Objectives:
  • Create a new generation of government calibers capable of leading change
  • Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government institutions
  • Improve the quality of services provided to citizens
  • Promote citizens' digital participation

Values:

Efficiency and effectiveness - transparency - quality - excellence - sustainability - partnership


Institutional Development References:

The Egyptian Constitution - Egypt's Vision 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - Africa Agenda 2063


Strategic Pillars of Institutional Development:
  • Digitally enabled environment
  • Supportive technology and techniques
  • Qualified and competent government employees
  • Sustainable operational excellence

The Institutional Development Projects and Programs aim to achieve a number of objectives, including:


1- Enhancing the Development of Information Systems and Digital Transformation Units in Ministries, Governorates and Agencies:

  • Set a plan to create and develop digital transformation units at the level of the state’s administrative apparatus
  • Support the creation and development of an information systems and digital transformation department in the governorates of Sharkia, Alexandria, Fayoum, Kafr El-Sheikh, Qalyubia; the Upper Egypt Development Authority (UEDA); and the General Authority of Healthcare; and select candidates to work in these governorates and agencies
  • Provide specialized programs for employees in the digital transformation units at the state’s administrative apparatus
  • Set the necessary procedures in terms of assessments and tests to select the best candidates for working in the information systems and digital transformation department at the mentioned ministries, governorates and entities
  • Support the creation and development of the information systems and digital transformation department in phase one-ministries, moving to the new Administrative Capital, including the Ministry of Military Production, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Public Business Sector, the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Environment; and select candidates to work at these ministries

2- Promoting Sustainability of Digital Transformation and Government Services in Port Said:

  • Evaluate the situation after implementing the digital transformation project in Port Said Governorate
  • Follow up on the position of technology centers and directorates on the digital transformation
  • Measure the level of awareness among employees and citizens within the governorate about the importance of digital transformation
  • Follow-up on the status of activating the digital transformation unit within the governorate general bureau about the importance of digital transformation
  • Overcome the obstacles to digital transformation and institutional development in the governorates

3- Managing the Transfer of MCIT to the New Administrative Capital:

  • Assess the employees at MCIT and its affiliated entities, and identify those who will be relocated to the Administrative Capital
  • Complete counting the number of MCIT offices
  • Define the necessary training programs to raise the efficiency of employees who will move to the Administrative Capital
  • Determine the status of MCIT offices after the implementation of the transfer to the new Administrative Capital, including the financial incentives, the administrative housing, the furniture, means of transportation, and readiness ratio
  • Count and review the number of MCIT documents

4- Institutional Development and Government Service Centers System Governance:

  • Determine the problems and obstacles facing the work of government service centers in light of the standards regulating their work
  • Implement development and capacity building programs for government service center owners and staff
  • Communicate continuously with the owners and staff of government service centers to discuss their complaints
  • Form a supreme committee to study and amend government service centers controls to implement the ICT Minister Decree No. 113 of 2020

The Developing and Building Digital Capabilities programs seek to enhance the digital capabilities of individuals, thus equipping people to live, learn and work in a digital society.


Objectives of Developing and Building Digital Capabilities:

  • Enhance government performance
  • Support governance, transparency and anti-corruption mechanisms
  • Impact the citizen’s journey within the government institutions

Target Groups:

  • Employees at the state’s administrative apparatus (whether those who will be relocated to the new administrative capital or those who will not)
  • Employees in the governorates and subordinate directorates
  • Citizens

This pillar targets school and university students, to discover creative and talented young people and prepare them to compete internationally.


1-Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics

The competition is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Ministry of Education; in collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport represented by the Regional Centre for Informatics.


Objectives:

  • Encourage young talents and draw their attention to IT significance, thus benefiting the community in the areas of development and innovation , rather than using computers for entertainment through the broad base of software games invading the Arab world
  • Learn the best methods and methodology to solve problems related to the computer and other areas of science
  • Discover young talents in information technology
  • Strengthen the bonds of friendship between the young people participating in the Olympiad and cooperation between experts of Computer and IT in Egypt
  • Prepare high calibers in the field of programming and information technology
  • Help create a promising generation that has the ability to systematic thinking, innovation and development
  • Participate in the national strategy to address problems for people with disabilities in Egypt
  • Create an atmosphere of equal opportunities between normal and people with special needs and help them to interact with the community
  • Train and rehabilitate the deaf, hearing impaired people and blind ones for IT and computer programs and applications for better job opportunities

Target Groups:

Students under the age of 20


Implementing Agency:

The Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)


Implementation Mechanism:

Interactive training/Distance Learning


2-African Olympiad in Informatics

The African Olympiad in Informatics aims to enhance students’ skills in computer algorithms and problem solving, by providing training to the trainers from African countries and encourage Egyptian and African school and university students to participate in the competition.


Objectives:

  • Strengthen ties with African countries in general and the Nile Basin countries in particular
  • Support the participation of African countries in the international competition by transferring Egyptian experiences to these countries, and training African youth in programming and technology

Target Groups:

Egyptian and African school and university students


Implementing Agency:

The Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)


Implementation Mechanism:

Interactive training


3-International Olympiad in Informatics

The International Olympiad in Informatics, held annually is one of the member states of the International Committee (IC) for the IOI, is an international competition organized for young people under the age of twenty in the field of informatics. It aims at disseminating informatics awareness between students and youth, qualifying them to enter the informatics age, developing their skills in informatics and its applications. It also aims at encouraging youth in various educational stages to take part in such competitions to prepare talented calibers in the field of programming and IT. It also endeavors to create a generation that has the ability to think, innovate and develop; and strengthen the bonds of friendship and competition among the participating youth and experts, as well as the exchange of cultures among students from around the world. Students are then qualified to work in technology programming, thus benefiting the economy of countries.


Objectives:

  • Give due consideration to the informatics field, including arithmetic, algorithms, and information technology
  • Promote scientific, knowledge and culture exchange among innovators from around the world
  • Provide job opportunities for distinguished young people at the international companies

Target Groups:

Students under the age of 20 years from different countries


Implementing Agency:

The Arab Academy for Science Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)


Implementation Mechanism:

Interactive Training/Distance Learning.

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