Launch of ‘Egypt, Africa’ digital technology initiative at Cairo ICT 2018

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Photo : RR

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi launched a new initiative to develop digital technology in Egypt and Africa.

In his speech at the inauguration of the 22nd round of the Cairo International Exhibition and Conference on Telecommunication and Information Technology (ICT 2018), El-Sisi announced the launch of the initiative ‘Egypt, Africa,’ which “aims to train more than 10,000 Egyptian and African youth” in digital technology.

El-Sisi added that the initiative will also work on “encouraging the establishing of more than 100 companies in the field of digital applications.”

The exhibition is being held at Egypt’s International Exhibitions Center under the slogan ‘Driving Transformation,’ and it will run until 28 November.

This year’s edition is focusing on the issue of digital transformation in light of the government’s plans to mechanise all public services.

The Egyptian president also highlighted that Egypt has given priority to the ICT sector through developing and modernising the telecommunications infrastructure, establishing smart cities, enabling citizens to use digital services as well as spreading awareness about digital transformation.

The president added that the aim of a digital society is to provide equal opportunities for citizens to participate in the development process, and to provide innovative digital services that improve operational efficiency, increase productivity and improve the standards of living.

El-Sisi highlighted that the academy will stand as a tribute to the state’s efforts to empower citizens with special needs by using ICT to support them and provide them with more opportunities to participate and play an active role in society.

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