9 March 2023
Egypt Partakes in MENA e-Government Digital Workshop 2023

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), participated in the e-Government Digital Workshop in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) 2023, held in Qatar, on March 7-8. The workshop was organized by the Qatari Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

The workshop was held in conjunction with the Fifth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries (LDC5), held in Doha, Qatar, on March 5-9. Senior officials from about 14 countries from the Gulf and Arab region, MENA, Asia, and Europe participated in the workshop.

During the workshop, the Egyptian experience in digital transformation to reach an interconnected, participatory, and sustainable digital citizen-centric government was showcased. This in addition to increasing Egypt’s competitive capabilities to empower the government, citizens, and industries to shape an effective, safe, productive, and sustainable digital society.

A presentation on the strategic vision and the main pillars of the Egyptian government’s digital transformation was presented during the workshop. Meanwhile, the most prominent efforts made by the state to develop national and international infrastructure and digital infrastructure and platforms, and promote institutional structure, digital institutional development, environmental digital sustainability, and employees and citizens’ digital capacity development were also showcased. This is in addition to presenting the country’s ranking on regional and international indices of the digital transformation of governments.

Furthermore, Egypt strives to create a business model within government institutions in ministries, governorates, and public agencies using digital transformation, thus contributing to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of government institutions, improving the quality of services provided to citizens, and ensuring the sustainability of digital transformation processes and systems, and enhancing digital citizen and employee participation.

It is noteworthy that the digital transformation experiences of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Denmark, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Palestine, and Djibouti were presented during the workshop. Participants also shared their views and discussed improving the methodology of the UN indicators and reports on e-government in the Arab region and MENA.
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