13 April 2022
Egypt Partakes in OECD CDEP 86th Session

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is remotely participating in the 86th Session of the Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), held on April 13-14 at OECD headquarters, in Paris, France.
During the Session, the Deputy Minister for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation will deliver a presentation on "Digital Egypt" strategy. MCIT is also participating in the other meetings of CDEP Working Parties.
CDEP Working Parties meetings are held twice a year, in April and November. They include the Working Party on Communication Infrastructure and Services Policy (WPCISP), which works on regulation and policy of communication, broadband, convergence, 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT); the Working Party on Data Governance and Privacy in the Digital Economy (WPDGP), which works on privacy protection, data, governance, access and sharing; and the Working Party on Security in the Digital Economy (WPSDE), which works on digital security risk management, critical infrastructures. This is in addition to the Working Party on Measurement and Analysis for the Digital Economy (WPMADE), which works on ICT surveys, indicators and statistical standards, economic analysis. This is in addition to OECD Network of Experts on Artificial Intelligence (ONE AI), which provides policy, technical and business expert input to inform OECD analysis and recommendations.
Egypt is the first Arab and second African country to join CDEP. MCIT actively participates in CDEP work and working parties as a non-member state participant. Non-member state participants contribute substantially to the fulfilment of the body’s mandate and program of work through their active participation in its meetings and work.
CDEP was created in 1982; it develops policies for the digital economy to foster innovation and capture new sources of growth for more inclusive economic development and increased social well-being.
OECD was founded in 1961, and it has 38 members. Its priorities include strengthening economic resilience, achieving sustainable and inclusive growth in living standards, expanding global trade and investment, setting standards for the digital economy, facilitating innovation, and designing more effective, efficient and equitable taxation systems.
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