23 November 2008
ITIDA Signs Cooperation Agreement with Eitesal on Capacity Building of Member IT Companies

Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) and
Egyptian Information Telecommunications Electronics and Software Alliance (Eitesal) signed today a cooperation agreement on raising the potential and capacity building of Eitesal's member companies working in the information and communications technology (ICT) field.
Based on the one-year agreement, ITIDA will support Eitesal to provide its member IT companies with specialized professional training courses. The agency will also sponsor and help in the implementation of projects linked to marketing Eitesal's member companies' products and qualifying them to compete on the local, regional and international levels.
Minister Kamel stated that this agreement marks a key step in the strategy of Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to maximize Egyptian IT companies’ competitive edge and empower them to enter new markets and compete globally.
Dr. Kamel added that this will further help boost Egypt's IT exports, expected to reach a total of $1.1 billion by 2010 as part of MCIT's strategy.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr. Tarek Kamel witnessed the agreement signing. ITIDA CEO Dr. Hazem Abdelazim and Eitesal Chairman Eng. Tarek El Hemaily co-signed the agreement.

Located in the heart of modern business environment at the Smart Village, The Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) is a governmental entity spearheading the development of the Egyptian IT sector and increasing its global competitiveness. ITIDA, an affiliate of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), is tasked with the focal role in the developing the IT industry through identifying the needs of the local industry and addressing them with tailored programs. The agency is considered to be a one-stop-shop for foreign investors and a strategic advisor to Multi-National Companies (MNCs) investing in the Egyptian IT sector.  It further plays a leading role in enhancing the Egyptian cyber security and data protection framework towards a more secure e-Business and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services positioning.

About Eitesal
Founded in 2004, the Egyptian Information Telecommunication Electronics & Software Alliance (Eitesal) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that aims at promoting and developing the Egyptian ICT, electronics and software industry through building the capacities of Egyptian companies working in the field and enabling them to compete in international markets.

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