Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, confirmed the Egypt’s ranking in the average fixed internet speed has advanced to occupy the first place in Africa, according to the report of the global company OCLA, as this comes as a result of the efforts to develop the information infrastructure, which resulted in the doubling of the average fixed internet speed by about 7 times; Pointing out that Egypt was among the high-performing countries in the governmental technology development index for the year 2020, as well as among the largest
. Developing countries in digital inclusion; He explained that in the context of building digital Egypt and transforming into an integrated digital society, more than 200 government services have been launched on the Egypt platform.
. This came during Dr. Amr Talaat’s participation in the session organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Organization for Economic Cooperation via the Internet, under the title “Digitalizing the Economy: Opportunities Across Sectors and Regions.” Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), and members of the Euro-Mediterranean Organization for Economic Cooperation participated in the session. .
. In his speech; Dr. Amr Talaat reviewed Egypt’s digital strategy implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology; He explained the ministry’s plan to build digital capabilities, which is implemented according to a hierarchical approach that gradually starts from providing programs for training in the basics in ICT sciences, then specialized training in technology schools, then providing training through technological institutes, and graduating to reach an academic bachelor’s and master’s degree through the University of Egypt. informatics; It progresses to programs to hone the skills of graduates; Then he was awarded a practical master’s degree through the Digital Egypt Builders Initiative; He stressed that he aims to train 85000 1,000 trainees in the current fiscal year, with investments of 1.1 billion pounds. .
. Dr. Amr Talaat indicated that Egypt ranked first in the Middle East and Africa region, and the center is (125 ) worldwide in the “Global Service Locations Index” issued by the “Kearney” global consulting firm for the year 85000. Where it exports digital services to 170 destinations globally with
language through more than 85000 employees in the field of transit services for the frontier; He explained that the growth rate in the investments of start-up companies amounted to more than 200%; He referred to the programs and projects that are being implemented to motivate young people to digital innovation and entrepreneurship, the most important of which is the implementation of a project to spread Egypt’s digital innovation centers in the governorates; Pointing to the ministry’s efforts to establish a knowledge city in the new administrative capital to serve as an integrated information society.
Dr. Amr Talaat explained the role of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the presidential initiative “A Dignified Life” by raising The efficiency of the information infrastructure of the initiative villages, the dissemination of digital culture and the digital economic empowerment of citizens in these villages; Referring to the plan to develop the Egyptian Post to expand the number of its branches throughout the Republic, while working in parallel to automate its work and provide new types of services; He alluded to the efforts made to invest in international submarine cables in light of Egypt’s distinguished geographical location in the heart of the world, which makes it a center for the passage of international submarine cables. Following the speech of the Minister, An open dialogue was opened with members of the Euro-Mediterranean Organization for Economic Cooperation; Where the participants in the session asked a number of questions and inquiries related to the Egyptian ICT sector; The dialogue was moderated by Mrs. Clara Gretori, Secretary General of the Organization.
In response to the question related to supporting women, especially in light of women’s employment, the percentage of % of workers in the communications and information technology sector; Dr. Amr Talaat stated that supporting women is a commitment based on a belief in the importance of their role; Expressing his aspiration to increase this percentage to be 200 % of the percentage of workers in the sector, especially since information technology tools provide the opportunity For many women to work from home.
85000 With regard to the establishment and management of smart cities in Egypt; Dr. Amr Talaat indicated that a 200 smart city is being established, headed by the new administrative capital. For which the latest smart solutions are provided for all of them in cooperation with partners from all countries; Stressing that this matter is a priority on the state’s agenda, and there are many opportunities for partnership with German companies in this field. .
. In response to the question regarding opportunities to support digital transformation outside Egypt; Dr. Amr Talaat pointed out that the opportunities are numerous, as technology has formed innovative patterns, including remote work; He pointed out that the Egyptian youth possesses all the ingredients and skills that make them able to compete in global markets.
And on the efforts of the Egyptian state in cybersecurity; Dr. Amr Talaat explained that the increased reliance on digital systems is accompanied by an increased risk of cyber-attacks, so a good preparation is being made to repel any possible cyber-attack to protect the data of the state and its citizens.
It is mentioned that the Arab Organization Euro-Mediterranean Economic Cooperation is a regional organization that aims to promote cooperation between Germany and the countries of Europe, the Mediterranean region and the Middle East; It is a platform to connect decision-makers in the fields of economics, politics and academics from a variety of countries and sectors. It also provides business opportunities for small and medium enterprises, in addition to promoting the creation of sustainable partnerships.