Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
30 January 2022
MCIT Helps Al-Azhar Staff Adapt to Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has organized a capacity-building program, helping 57 department heads at Al-Azhar Institution adapt to technology and become more tech-savvy. The program was carried out in collaboration with the Security Institute for Human Development of the Ministry of Interior.
The aim was to qualify employees and leaders at Al-Azhar Institution to adapt to technology in the workplace. The program aligns with the national digital transformation projects and efforts exerted to harness available technological tools and face the growing technology-related challenges by promoting safe and effective management of digital work systems and developing digital crisis management skills.
The program comes within the framework of the ongoing cooperation between MCIT and Al-Azhar Institution to develop a work model that helps improve the quality of services, optimize resource utilization, develop work mechanisms of Da’wah (preaching), and address cyber threats emerging with the rapid technological change.
MCIT is adopting an all-encompassing plan to build and develop the digital capabilities of employees in different state institutions and help them adapt to technological advancements. The aim is to help optimize government performance, improve public resource management, and render decent services to citizens.
The Ministry has, so far, trained most managers and employees at the state’s administrative apparatus, with a total of 74,495 certificates. The employees relocating to the New Administrative Capital were trained and equipped with the knowledge, culture, and skills necessary to keep pace with the new work environment, with a total of 45,654 certificates. In addition, MCIT organized a range of specialized skill development programs, targeting managers and employees of information systems and digital transformation units, and handed out 6,348 training certificates.
Moreover, employees in governorates, districts, and government agencies and those not moving to the New Administrative Capital were trained and handed out a total of 21,463 certificates. Employees at the state’s administrative apparatus, who are working on the Decent Life initiative, also received training and a total of 1,030 certificates.
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