10 May 2022
Egypt Partakes in e-Governance Conference


Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is participating in the e-Governance Conference, held on May 10-12 online and on-site in Tallinn, Estonia.
 
The Conference is organized by e-Governance Academy (eGA), in collaboration with African Union – European Union (AU-EU) Digital for Development (D4D) Hub.  The e-Governance Conference is the flagship e-governance event in the international arena.
 
The Deputy Minister for Administrative Development, Digital Transformation and Automation Khaled El Attar participated as a speaker in a session organized, on May 10, by the AU-EU D4D, titled “Laying the Groundwork for Digital Services: Case Studies from Africa.” The discussion focused on the preconditions, needs and challenges in developing human-centric and effective digital public services in Africa. The session aimed to share practical experiences, good practices and lessons learnt based on real-life examples of developing digital public services in different African countries.
 
In addition, the Deputy ICT Minister presented a very informative presentation for the Estonian companies' CEOs on May 11, on Ahmous Project through which a large number of government applications will be developed and re-engineered. He also held a meeting with senior officials, including the Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nele Leosk; and Overall Lead for GovStack Initiative, International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecommunication Development Bureau Yolanda Martínez; as well as heads of Estonian companies and organizations, including eGA, Aktors, and Digital Nation. He also held a meeting with CIO of Estonia, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Luukas Ilves, where he discussed mutual cooperation and invited him to visit Cairo with a delegation of Estonian companies.
 
The Conference agenda comprises panel discussions and workshops. The event provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and enhance communications with strategists, decision-makers and policy implementers to chart the future course of governance.
 
 
This year’s theme is: Resilient and Seamless Governance. For “resilience,” the Conference will explain the enablers of a resilient digital ecosystem that responds to crises; how to ensure digital data security and interoperability during crises; how to engage partners, citizens, and collaborate across borders; and the tools that governments and citizens need to protect themselves in the cyber space.
 
For the “seamlessness” pillar, a number of questions will be tackled, including: What does a seamless government that meets the expectations of the citizens and businesses look like? How can the seamless government approach be implemented while using interoperability, big data and AI, and what are the risks? What is the citizens’ role in the seamless government? Are they only users, information providers for the government, or co-creators of digital society? and how a world-class e-service can be created?

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