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Minister of Communications: Providing a strong information infrastructure to enable citizens to benefit from technology in obtaining distinguished job opportunities

Eh Hussein

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat confirmed that the strategy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is based on empowering the Egyptian citizen and building human capacities, where women have a large share of the initiatives launched by the Ministry to use ICT Information as a mainstay for development and access to job opportunities inside and outside Egypt by working as independent professionals, including the Qudwa Tech initiative, Our Digital Future, and Egypt Post initiatives.

This came in Dr. Amr Talaat’s speech during the activities of the “Future of Women Empowerment in the Era of Digital Transformation” forum organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the slogan “Sustainable Digital Opportunities”; Within the framework of the ministry’s efforts to empower women economically using information and communication technology and in conjunction with the annual celebrations of Women’s Month.

And in his word; Dr. Amr Talaat indicated that the percentage of women working in the ICT sector ranges from 798 % to %; Expressing his aspiration to increase this percentage and reach the ratios of parity with men; Noting that the percentage of women leaders in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology exceeds 50 %, as they were chosen to take up positions as a result of their efficiency at work; Pointing out that information and communication technology provides women with mechanisms to work remotely in a way that achieves a balance between meeting their aspirations and fulfilling their social and family responsibilities.

Dr. Amr Talaat explained the ministry’s efforts to expand the provision of a strong information infrastructure to enable citizens, especially women, to benefit from information and communication technology in obtaining distinguished job opportunities; Where a project is being implemented to deliver high-speed internet to more than one million homes within a year in the villages of the first phase of the Good Life Initiative, then successive stages reach 3.5 million homes in all villages of the initiative.

Dr. Amr Talaat saluted and appreciated the Egyptian woman, who is the backbone of society and the backbone of the family. Noting that the forum coincides with the celebration during the month of March of women at the local and global levels; He explained that Egyptian Women’s Day reflects her important role in society and the values ​​of sacrifice and altruism that characterize her, as the occasion comes to commemorate the anniversary of the Egyptian woman’s emergence in the first women’s demonstration in Egypt’s contemporary history to participate with men in demanding the right of her family and homeland to independence, freedom and all national demands.

During the forum; Dr. Sherif Farouk, head of the National Post Authority, explained the areas of cooperation between Egypt Post and the Qudwa Tech initiative to empower Egyptian women economically by helping them promote their products and provide shipping services at competitive prices inside and outside Egypt; He pointed out that the “yalla” Super App, launched by the Egyptian Post, contributes to facilitating the Egyptian women in carrying out collection and payment operations; Announcing the Egyptian Post’s gift of a yalla card to women entrepreneurs, at the Qudwa Tech initiative, with a discount on the delivery service. The international level to achieve inclusive growth and social justice, in parallel with the Millennium Development Goals; Explaining the importance of employing digital technologies to create a safe and supportive environment for women’s aspirations, which is at the heart of the sustainable development goals; Noting that more than 3500 women have benefited from the programs implemented in the framework of the partnership with the Qudwa Tech Initiative.

Engineer Hoda Dahrouj, Head The Central Administration for Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (Qidwa-Tech) Initiative activities and tracks and its role in raising awareness of the technological empowerment opportunities available to women, and the opportunities they provide for technological empowerment that meet the needs of women craftsmen, by providing awareness, training, and building digital capabilities for craftswomen to keep pace with the efforts of women craftsmen. The state is towards digital transformation.

Dr. Amr Talaat handed over certificates of honor to a number of distinguished role models for the year

, as well as to representatives of partner agencies For the Qudwa Tech initiative, in appreciation of their role in enhancing the productive capacities and digital and cognitive skills of Qudwa Tech beneficiaries of handicrafts and heritage. The distinguished women who participated in the “Kidwa-Tech” training, and their inspiring experiences for others.

the forum; Holding a session entitled “Inspirational Women’s Experiences” that dealt with some of the inspiring experiences of women who have achieved practical success. A dialogue session entitled “Sustainable Digital Opportunities” was also held, with the participation of a number of representatives of entities and institutions supporting women’s social and economic empowerment; Where the digital opportunities offered by their institutions were reviewed in encouraging women to be creative and to enhance their role in society in a responsible and sustainable manner. Increasing sustainable digital work opportunities in society, and the new opportunities and possibilities it offers that are compatible with the digital needs of women craftsmen.

Attended the forum’s activities; Engineer/ Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development, and some leaders of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology was launched in 20220328 An initiative (Qudwa-Tech) to empower women with the aim of investing the creative energies of women craftsmen, and providing an environment that helps them in more innovation and leadership, through technological training programs to build capacities and keep pace with digital needs and variables, and achieve digital inclusion for women and encourage them to benefit from The ultimate in ICT tools and solutions, to become role models for their peers in society.

The initiative directs its activities to women in all governorates of Egypt, as it implements a model to enhance and develop digital capabilities through several tracks; And the digital marketing training track, and the e-commerce skills training track by applying to local and global commercial platforms, in addition to advisory sessions and awareness campaigns on topics: digital financial inclusion, online safety, principles of packaging, shipping, pricing and imaging, green marketing, and intellectual property.

During the Corona pandemic, the Qudwa-Tech initiative succeeded in responding and overcoming all the societal obstacles that resulted from this, educating and empowering nearly 4000 beneficiaries through the rapid transformation In the form of providing training services to different groups of women from the traditional form to the interactive form through distance learning techniques and the graduation 25 of a digital marketing batch This allowed the beneficiaries to meet their needs to be present in the virtual labor market on the Internet, thus consolidating the concept and importance of digital transformation in their minds. , in 25 a governorate where the training timings were set in a manner that takes into account the personal circumstances of the For trainees, as well as the online instantaneous response to their inquiries and support during and after the training through approximately 853 sessions that varied between technical and knowledge sessions and others with a developmental dimension sustainable.