26 August 2021
MCIT Holds AI Workshop for Heads of Digital Transformation Units at Entities Moving to New Administrative Capital



The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has organized an interactive workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and its applications, for the heads of the digital transformation units at the ministries and agencies relocating to the New Administrative Capital.
 
The workshop is within the activities of the Digital Transformation Academy, which was launched by the ICT Minister in May to provide ongoing technical support to employees and heads of the information systems and digital transformation units at the state’s administrative apparatus, with a focus on the entities moving to the New Administrative Capital. The workshop is also one in a series of periodic meetings organized within the Academy, bringing employees and heads of the aforementioned units with officials and experts specializing in ICT to build the former’s capacities and develop their skills in digital transformation, with the aim to accelerate the building of Digital Egypt.
 
The workshop was joined by 70 unit heads from 41 ministries and government agencies relocating to the New Administrative Capital.
 
The workshop dealt with topics related to the units’ scope of work, most notably the National AI Strategy and its main pillars, including employing AI in government operations to raise efficiency and enhance transparency, and promoting the use of AI in vital developmental sectors, in addition to building citizens’ digital capacities to qualify them for the AI era at different levels.
 
Moreover, during the workshop, the strategy and objectives of the Applied Innovation Center (AIC) were reviewed. AIC endeavors to help boost the growth of the Egyptian ICT sector, develop tech-enabled innovative solutions to the most pressing national challenges and create an enabling environment for the establishment of innovative institutions.
 
It is worth noting that the Digital Transformation Academy, since its launch, has organized workshops and periodic meetings on ICT and cybersecurity, as well as capacity building programs targeting employees at the state’s administrative apparatus.
 
So far, the Academy has trained 28,200 employees on the knowledge, culture, and digital skills necessary to adapt to the work environment in the New Administrative Capital, granting a total of 39,424 certificates. The Academy also organized a range of in-depth programs to upskill 1,087 heads and employees of information systems and digital transformation units, with a total of 3,412 certificates.
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