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05 Dec 2023

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has received the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development 2022 for the Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development in Egypt (DT4SDE) project. The award was presented by the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND) at the ceremony held in conjunction with the UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, UAE.

05 Dec 2023

Egypt, represented by Egypt Post, is hosting the second workshop within the Operational Readiness for Ecommerce (ORE) project in the Arab region, of the Universal Postal Union (UPU). The workshop is jointly organized by the UPU International Bureau (IB) and the Arab Permanent Postal Commission (APPC) on December 3-7 at Egypt Post’s regional postal training center in Cairo, in the presence of the Quality Improvement Programme Manager at UPU.

04 Dec 2023

Egypt, represented by the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI), is hosting the 20th ACS/IEEE International Conference on Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA 2023) at NTI premises in Smart Village. The event is co-organized by the Arab Computer Society (ACS) and IEEE Computer Society on December 4-7, under the theme “Computer Systems and Applications in a Digital World.”

20 Nov 2023

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) is organized by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) from November 20 to December 15 in Dubai, UAE.

30 Nov 2023

The UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) is organized by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on Nov 30-Dec 12 in Dubai, UAE.

05 Dec 2023

Egypt is actively pursuing digital transformation, positioning itself as a potential digital hub in the MENA region. With a strong commitment from the government and a focus on various sectors, the nation aims to overcome challenges to emerge as a regional leader in digital excellence, driving economic growth and improving the lives of citizens.

27 Nov 2023

"ICT Indicators in Brief: Monthly Issue" reviews a number of ICT indicators in Egypt; namely Mobile Phones, Fixed Phones, Internet, ICT Sector, ICT Sector’s Role in Development, and Post.

07 Dec 2023

The report was prepared by the Telecommunication Development Sector of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-D). It tracks global connectivity with estimates on key indicators, including those related to infrastructure, affordability, gender, and location. The report includes indicators on global 5G network coverage and Internet traffic data.

During a phone-in on CBC channel, ICT Minister Amr Talaat touched on the pillars of MCIT strategy, including digitizing government services, attracting investors and multinationals to the Egyptian market, creating job opportunities, increasing digital services exports, building an IT talent pool, upgrading the digital infrastructure, and enhancing cybersecurity. Talaat also referred to the Ministry’s efforts in improving broadband speed and in the Decent Life initiative for modernizing the Egyptian countryside.

A phone-in with the ICT Minister Amr Talaat on Sada El-Balad, where he referred to the Prime Minister’s visit to international IT Outsourcing companies operating in Egypt, with teams that include best-in-class Egyptian professionals. Talaat stated that MCIT has been following a plan since 2019 to boost the IT offshoring industry, which helped build a talent pool fit for global markets. The plan resulted in Egypt winning the Speedtest Award for the fastest fixed country in Africa, and in digital services exports hitting $3.2 billion in 2023 up from $1.8 billion in 2020. The country has set a digital services export target of $9 billion in 2026—an annual increase of 30-40%, noted the ICT Minister.

An interview conducted by Oxford Business Group (OBG) with the ICT Minister Amr Talaat, where he highlighted MCIT efforts in capacity building, digital transformation, and ecosystem development. Efforts include bringing digital skills to young Egyptians, digitizing public services and making them available through Post Offices, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurship through Creativa Innovation Hubs.

The webcast presents ICT Minister Amr Talaat's speech on the second day of the "Story of Homeland: Between Vision and Accomplishment" 2023 Conference, held in the presence of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi. The Minister reviewed the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) strategy for building Digital Egypt and its efforts, projects, and initiatives launched in several pillars.

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