Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
14 November 2021
MCIT, GIZ Co-organize Workshop to Discuss German Experience in DX

The Digital Transformation Academy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cairo, have co-organized a workshop for the managers and representatives of the digital transformation units (DTUs) at the ministries and agencies relocating to the New Administrative Capital.

The workshop discussed the German experience in digital transformation, with the aim to develop the work system in DTUs in different governorates, ministries, and government agencies, in a way that helps achieve operational excellence and ensure the sustainability of digital transformation work.

The workshop is part of the activities carried out by the Academy, which was launched by the ICT Minister on May 27, 2021, to provide continuous technical support to employees and executives of DTUs in the state’s administrative apparatus, with a focus on the ministries and agencies moving to the New Administrative Capital. The workshop builds on the periodic meetings held by the Academy to bring DTUs team members together with local and international officials and experts in ICT, to build the teams’ digital capacities and help sustain Digital Egypt project.

Moreover, the workshop is within the framework of the DTUs Procedures Manual project, implemented by MCIT and GIZ. MCIT held the first workshop on the project in July 2021 to explore the visions and suggestions of DTUs employees and executives on the Procedures Manual. The Manual has been developed and a meeting will be held soon, where the Manual will be reviewed and an explanation on how to use it will be provided.

The workshop was attended by about 70 DTU executives and several deputy governors in charge of digital transformation, in governorates including Minya, Behera, Fayoum and Kafr El-Sheikh.

It is worth noting that MCIT developed a comprehensive plan to provide technical support to DTUs teams. The plan involves building an operational structure for DTUs, organizing programs, workshops, and sessions to build employees’ basic and specialized skills.

In addition, the Academy continues to organize interactive sessions and workshops on digital transformation technologies and Digital Egypt systems. The upcoming sessions will discuss the different technologies of digital transformation, with a focus on cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data and blockchain. The Academy will also carry out more capacity-building programs for employees at the state’s administrative apparatus and the entities moving to the New Administrative Capital.

Most employees and executives who are expected to move to the New Administrative Capital, received training. Around 21,938 employees were trained on the digital skills necessary to cope with the work environment in the New Administrative Capital, with 42,421 certificates awarded. In addition, a set of specialized programs were organized to upskill DTUs team members, as 1,430 employees were trained, and 4,868 certificates were awarded.

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