20 December 2022
MCIT Trains Government Leaders in AI, Data Analysis

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), in cooperation with Teradata Egypt, has organized a training program in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and data analysis, from October to December, targeting government leaders, non-specialized experts.
The program comes within the framework of the cooperation agreement between MCIT and Teradata, signed in September. The training is aimed at honing the skills of employees and leaders in ministries, governorates, agencies, and public entities having or working with databases. The aim is to help trainees to adapt to the rapid technological changes and emerging technologies, especially AI, and harness technological tools in processing and analyzing data.
The program includes a range of basic knowledge and skills related to AI and data analysis, including the data lifecycle, such as extraction, transformation, and merging; data standardization; the basics of data representation and visualization; and tools for understanding data and means of employing it in government operations.
Training was provided to five groups, with a total of 75 government employees from different entities. These include the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and Population, Ministry of Local Development, Ministry of Interior, Matrouh Governorate General Bureau, Egyptian Tax Authority, Real Estate Taxation Authority, Egyptian Customs Authority, Egyptian General Survey Authority, Al-Azhar Institutes Sector, General Authority for Literacy and Adult Education, and Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). This is in addition to employees at the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Commercial Registry, National Organization for Social Insurance, New Urban Communities Authority, Central Agency for Reconstruction, Egyptian Electricity Holding Company, Holding Company for Water and Wastewater, and Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company (EGAS).
The program is part of MCIT efforts to implement the Digital Egypt strategy and develop the digital capabilities of leaders and employees at the state’s administrative apparatus. It aims to prepare government institutions and employees to adapt to and employ emerging technologies such as big data and AI, in the workplace to achieve digital transformation and ensure its sustainability.
Moreover, the training program was organized to support the digital institutional development plan, develop work mechanisms using modern technology, support decision-makers, enhance government performance to provide distinguished services, and optimize the state’s resources.
MCIT is adopting a comprehensive plan to build and develop the digital capabilities of IT specialist and non-specialist leaders and employees in the state's administrative apparatus and help them adapt to technological advancements.
So far, the Ministry has trained most employees and leaders at the state’s administrative apparatus, with a total of 109,860 certificates. The employees relocating to the New Administrative Capital were also trained, with a total of 59,466 certificates. In addition, MCIT organized a range of specialized skill development programs, targeting employees and leaders of information systems and digital transformation units, and handed out 8,111 training certificates.
Employees in governorates, subordinate directorates, and government entities and those not moving to the New Administrative Capital were trained and handed out a total of 38,413 certificates. From the state’s administrative apparatus, employees working on the Decent Life initiative for developing the Egyptian countryside, also received training, with a total of 3,870 certificates.
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