14 August 2023
MCIT Partakes in 22nd Edition of Digital Transformation Summit Egypt


The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) participated in the 22nd edition of the Digital Transformation Summit Egypt, held on August 9-10, under the theme “Digital Egypt: An Agenda for A Robust Economy”.

The Advisor to the ICT Minister for Digital Community Development delivered a speech on MCIT ongoing efforts to develop individuals’ technological skills, being a key pillar in Digital Egypt strategy. During the speech, she presented a vision entitled “Unleashing Digital Power: How Egypt Harnesses Technology for Leadership, Development, Growth, and Prosperity”.

The speech also discussed the pillars of Digital Egypt strategy, which aims to enhance the ICT contribution to the gross domestic product (GDP), accelerate the integration of ICT into various development sectors, and attract ICT direct foreign investment to support Egypt's position in IT.

MCIT, through Digital Egypt strategy, fosters creativity and innovation, leads the community towards digital transformation, and builds digital capabilities for individuals, all based on a robust digital infrastructure and a legislative and regulatory framework that supports IT development, she explained.

The Advisor to the Minister also highlighted the activities and initiatives of the Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development in Egypt (DT4SDE) project, carried out in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). These initiatives include bridging the digital skills gap for youth employment by facilitating societies’ technological access and building the digital capabilities of youth, especially in areas most in need. This is in addition to empowering women through Qodwa-Tech initiative and promoting e-learning through the E-Learning Competence Center (ELCC).

Digital Citizenship initiative which is aimed at creating safe digital citizens, building their digital capabilities, and encouraging positive online behavior was also discussed. The Digital Path for Sustainable Green Recovery Initiative was launched by the DT4SDE project to harness ICT to maintain an inclusive and sustainable green environment to improve the quality of life, she added.

Furthermore, MCIT, through the National Network for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Services, enhanced public-private partnerships (PPP) to empower and integrate PwDs, help them benefit from rehabilitation and training services, and create more job opportunities for them.

The Digital Transformation Summit Egypt covered a wide range of topics related to digital transformation, including extensive discussions on the challenges that can be faced with effective digitization. It also shed light on the current market situation, modern innovations, and strategies to overcome the challenges of the age.
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