Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
17 December 2010
Ministerial Mission to Uganda 2010

In the context of Egyptian trend to support and vitalize relations with the African continent countries, notably those of the Nile Basin, Minister of ICT Dr. Tarek Kamel paid Kampala, Ugandan capital, a visit from 14 to 16 December 2010 as head of a high profile delegation of MCIT leaders.

The visit aims at fostering Egypt's relations with the African Continent, opening up an ongoing dialogue with the Nile Basin countries, Uganda in particular. Another purpose of the visit is to attempt to get acquainted with the problems facing the ICT sector in these countries and contribute to solving them.

In this regard, Dr. Kamel witnessed the signing of memorandums of understanding (MOU)s and letters of intent between the Egyptian ICT officials and their Ugandan counterparts. These agreements focus on the following tracks:

First Track: Content Development and Cyberspace Security:

-The Nile Basin Memory Project for Documenting the Cultural and Natural Heritage via IT.
-Contributing to establishing the information security emergency center.
Second Track: Human Capacity Building:

- Specialized training programmers on wireless networking in partnership with the National Telecommunications Institute (NTI).
- Specialized training programmers on software development in partnership with the Information Technology Institute (ITI).
- Specialized training programmers on postal and social services in partnership with Egypt Post.
- Contributing to setting up a regional training center in two of the Basin countries, an English-speaking one and a French speaking one.
- Developing human capacity for frequency spectrum management and contributing to the development of the regulatory and legislative frameworks of the communications regulation policies.
Third Track: Promoting Investments:

- Contributing to building prototypes of Egypt’s Smart Village.
Fourth Track: Facilitating IT Tools:
- Contributing to setting up IT clubs and mobile internet units in villages and remote areas.

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