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A memorandum of understanding to support entrepreneurship for the people of Aswan and a protocol for qualifying young graduates


Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Major General Ashraf Attia, Governor of Aswan, witnessed the signing of two cooperation protocols and a memorandum of understanding to build digital capabilities and support entrepreneurship for the people of Aswan Governorate, and to develop the information infrastructure in villages for a decent life in the governorate; This came during Dr. Amr Talaat's visit to Aswan Governorate to inaugurate and inspect a number of communications, information technology and postal projects in the governorate.

 

At the beginning of the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat praised the steps taken by the Aswan Governorate and the projects implemented using modern technologies to achieve digital transformation, whether through cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology or with various government agencies. He explained that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is providing technical and technical support for the implementation of a project within the Aswan Governorate to launch more than 80 services through mobile applications for the citizens of the governorate.

 

Dr. Amr Talaat stressed that there is permanent and fruitful cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Aswan Governorate, which resulted in the implementation of many projects to achieve integrated development using information and communication technology in the governorate. Aswan Governorate was one of the first governorates in which the Digital Egypt Innovation Center was launched at a cost It amounts to more than 80 million pounds, which is scheduled to open soon, and includes the implementation of a number of programs and initiatives to train young people from the governorate in the various disciplines of communication sciences and information technology, while implementing programs to sponsor technological innovation to encourage university students and entrepreneurs in the governorate to establish their pioneering projects in the field of technology. Information and Communication.

 

Dr. Amr Talaat added that the ministry will implement a number of projects to develop the information infrastructure in the villages registered in the first phase of the Decent Life Initiative in Aswan Governorate; They reviewed the activities of the ministry in the first phase of the initiative for a decent life at the level of the Republic, which includes the delivery of fiber-optic cables to one million homes in the villages of the initiative, and the completion of the development of 900 post offices at the end of the year with the provision of ATMs, and 1,000 mobile towers to strengthen communication and Internet services; He pointed out that the ministry will implement a number of projects in the villages of the initiative's first phase in Aswan Governorate, including the construction of 81 portable towers to support the communications service, the connection of fiber-optic cables to 110,000 homes, in addition to the development of 44 post offices.

 

Major General Ashraf Attia praised the constructive and developmental role of the ministries of local development, communications, planning, economic development and unlimited support in achieving this qualitative leap in the field of digital and technological transformation in implementation of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to implement the national project "Digital Egypt - and Egypt's Vision 2030," stressing that the digital technology that was Its application in the governorate has contributed to the provision of various services, with complete separation between the citizen requesting the service and the employee providing the service to achieve full transparency and eliminate administrative and financial corruption.

 

Dr. Amr Talaat and Major General Ashraf Attia witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol to implement the activities of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the villages of the Good Life Initiative in Aswan Governorate, which are located in the Edfu centers, Nasr Al Nuba centers, and Kom Ombo centers; Where the Ministry participates in implementing the initiative through four main axes: providing infrastructure for communications services through the establishment of terrestrial communications networks with the latest optical fiber technologies, providing advanced and comprehensive postal services, establishing the necessary infrastructure to provide mobile communications services at high quality levels, in addition to providing programs Training for capacity building and digital literacy.

 

signed the cooperation protocol; Eng. Raafat Hendy, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Infrastructure Affairs, and Dr. Ghada Yahya Abu Zeid, Deputy Governor of Aswan.

 

The Minister and the Governor also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Aswan Governorate with the aim of developing the capabilities of citizens, especially young people in the governorate, using information and communication technology; This comes as a continuation of the joint cooperation between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Aswan Governorate.


The new phase of cooperation targets several axes; The first axis is to qualify 1,000 young graduates with information and communication technology skills that meet the needs of the free labor market; The second axis is to provide and disseminate the culture of e-learning and support its industry to create job opportunities in this field by raising the skills of employees at the E-Learning Center at Aswan University, supervising the construction of the university’s educational platform, and training employees at the university’s e-courses production center; In addition to building the capacities of Aswan University students, graduates and faculty members to design electronic content and produce digital lessons for 300 trainees specialized in producing electronic content, as well as holding 10 seminars to spread the culture of e-learning, using educational content services and applications for 1,000 beneficiaries, and building the capacities of 100 teachers in schools Aswan emphasized the use of information technology tools in online teaching, in addition to increasing learners’ confidence in e-learning, by adopting 20 new e-learning centers from the Cisco Academies program from government agencies and civil society institutions, accrediting 100 trainers and administrators, and building the capacities of 1,500 trainees from these centers. ; The third axis aims to support entrepreneurship and build digital marketing skills, through the activities of the (Qudwa-Tech) initiative for 900 women.

 

sign the memorandum of understanding; Dr. Ghada Abu Zeid, Deputy Governor of Aswan, and Eng. Hoda Dahroug, Head of the Central Department for Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

 

The minister and the governor also witnessed the signing of a protocol between Aswan Governorate and the National Telecommunication Institute for cooperation in the field of preparing specialists in the field of communications and information technology and developing young cadres in various communications and information technology sciences. Including optical fibers, qualifying young graduates for the labor market in the field of communications and information technology through the Digital Egypt Youth Initiative, qualifying recruits from the Aswan governorate for the labor market in the field of communications and information technology, and raising the efficiency of workers in the state’s administrative apparatus to keep pace with the requirements of digital transformation, in addition to Providing customized training courses at a 50% discount.

 

signed the cooperation protocol; Dr. Ghada Yahya Abu Zeid, Deputy Governor of Aswan, and Dr. Eman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunication Institute.

 

The meeting witnessed an open dialogue held by Dr. Amr Talaat and the Governor with a number of young people from the governorate who are graduates of the Skills Bank implemented by the National Telecommunication Institute in cooperation with information technology companies.

 

It also honored a number of distinguished models from the graduates of the training programs implemented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and its agencies in Aswan Governorate, and from the work team who had a role in the success of cooperation projects between the Ministry and the governorate

 

The Minister listened to a presentation by a high school student who graduated from one of the Ministry's training programs; who reviewed the impact of the program in developing its capabilities and obtaining a distinguished job opportunity in the field of self-employment; The Minister praised these efforts directed towards providing a scholarship to the student within the Digital Egypt Program, and instructed him to study the possibility of incubating his company within the entrepreneurship programs offered by the Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

 

 Dr. Amr Talaat also listened to a detailed explanation presented by a model of a female entrepreneur who received training within the Qudwa-Tech initiative, which aims to support the skills of handicraft entrepreneurs in the field of digital marketing and e-commerce, through direct and online training and awareness programs. She reviewed the initiative's role in developing its pioneering project and expanding its business activities.

 

Engineer Adel Hamed, Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, presented three young models who were honored with free land internet for life.

 

attended the meeting; Eng. Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Dr. Eman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunication Institute, Dr. Heba Saleh, President of the Information Technology Institute, and Dr. Abdel Moneim El Sharkawy, President of the National Academy of Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities.

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