Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
22 May 2023
Qodwa-Tech among ‘Egypt Gov’t Excellence Award’ Finalists

The Qodwa-Tech initiative for empowering women has been nominated as one of the finalists competing for the top three spots at Egypt Government Excellence Award 2022, in the Innovation and Creativity Award category.

The Innovation and Creativity Award is aimed at unlocking and channeling the potential of government employees and providing an enabling environment to reach the innovation needed to improve the quality of public services. This is achieved by encouraging ministries and government agencies to adopt innovation approaches and create an environment where employees can develop and transform ideas into pioneering initiatives.

The assessment criteria require that competing initiatives fulfill two elements: Innovation and Creativity, and Impact and Deployment. Qodwa-Tech already meets such criteria. The initiative empowers women to hone their digital skills and build capacity in ICT fields. Women, through Qodwa-Tech, also learn to use technology to their advantage, exploit digital tools to compete, trade, and expand in virtual marketplaces, and get promising opportunities in the world of exports, thus increasing their contribution to digital transformation.

The nomination to Egypt Government Excellence Award marks the third of Qodwa-Tech’s achievements. The initiative was among the ITU 2021 Equals in Tech Awards finalists, in the Leadership in SME Category. In 2020, Qodwa-Tech was one of the top five projects in the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Prizes, in “The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development” category.

Egypt Government Excellence Award has been created within the framework of Egypt Vision 2030, with the aim to build an efficient government administrative body that adopts the principles of governance and contributes to implementing development plans.
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