2 March 2022
MCIT Organizes GII Workshop


The Digital Transformation Academy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has organized a workshop on the Global Information Infrastructure (GII) for 80 heads and employees at the information systems and digital transformation units in the ministries and government agencies relocating to the New Administrative Capital.

The workshop highlighted that Egypt is a major transit route for international submarine cables transferring data, through its 4,000 km2 long network. The country, also, has great potential in the data center industry. The workshop discussed several topics, including submarine cables and their importance, fiber-optic cables and their advantages, Egypt's position in the GII global map, fiber-optic cable maintenance, satellite Internet, and data centers, their importance and components.

The aim of the workshop was to achieve operational excellence and ensure sustainability of digital transformation. The workshop is one in a series of activities organized within the framework of the Digital Transformation Academy, which provides technical support to heads and employees at the information systems and digital transformation units in the state administrative apparatus, with a special focus on the entities moving to the New Administrative Capital.
 
The Academy organizes activities for heads and employees at those units, as well as for local and international officials and experts, to build their digital capacities in the areas of work of the units to ensure sustainability of Digital Egypt operations. The Academy has held sessions and workshops on digital transformation technologies, along with capacity-building programs, targeting employees at the state administrative apparatus and the agencies moving to the New Administrative Capital.
 
It is worth noting that MCIT is adopting a plan to provide technical support to the information systems and digital transformation units in ministries, government agencies and governorates. The plan includes building an operational structure for the units and carrying out programs, workshops, and sessions to train heads and employees. This is in addition to organizing activities as part of the Digital Transformation Academy and preparing a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) manual for the units.
 
The Academy has trained most heads and employees moving to the New Administrative Capital on the knowledge, culture, and digital skills necessary to adapt to the work environment in the New Administrative Capital, delivering 47,953 certificates. In addition, specialized capacity-building programs have been organized for heads and employees at the units, where 6,585 certificates were handed out.

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