Posted on: Tuesday, 29 March 2022 – 12:26 | Last updated: Tuesday, 29 March, 2022 – 12:32
Providing a strong information infrastructure to enable citizens to take advantage of technology in the acquisition of leading jobs
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, confirmed that the strategy of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is based on the empowerment of the Egyptian citizen and the building of human capabilities, as women have a large part of the initiatives taken by the Ministry launched to use communication and information technology as a basic pillar for developing and acquiring jobs inside and outside Egypt by working as professionals Independently including Qudwa Tech initiative, Our Digital Future, and Egypt Post initiatives.
It came in dr. Amr Talaat’s speech at 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”. As part of the ministry’s efforts to empower women economically through the use of information and communication technology, coinciding with the annual Women’s Month celebrations.
And in his word; Dr. Amr Talaat indicated that the percentage of women working in the ICT sector varies between 30% and 40%; Expressing its desire to increase this percentage and to achieve the relations of equality with men; Note that the percentage of women leaders in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is more than 50%, as they have been selected to take up positions due to their efficiency at work; Point out that information and communication technology provides women with mechanisms to work remotely in a way that strikes a balance between achieving 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 take advantage of information and communication technologies in the acquisition of leading jobs. A project is being implemented to deliver high-speed Internet to more than one million homes within a year in the towns of the first phase of the Good Life Initiative, after which successive phases will reach 3.5 million homes in all towns of the initiative reach.
Dr. Amr Talaat paid tribute and appreciation to the Egyptian woman, who is the backbone of society and the backbone of the family. Note that the forum coincides with the celebration during the month of March of women at local and global level; He explained that Egyptian Women’s Day plays an important role in society and reflects the values of sacrifice and altruism that characterize it, as the opportunity comes to commemorate the departure of the Egyptian woman in the first women’s demonstration in Egypt’s contemporary history to share takes with men who claim the right of her family and fatherland to independence, freedom and all national demands.
During the forum; Dr. Sherif Farouk, head of the National Postal 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 delivery services at competitive prices inside and outside Egypt . He pointed out that the “yalla” Super App, introduced by the Egyptian Post, helps to facilitate Egyptian women’s collection and payment operations. The announcement of the Egyptian Post’s gift of a yalla card to female entrepreneurs, on the Qudwa Tech initiative, with a discount on the service rendered.
Alessandro Fracasiti, Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program, delivered a speech addressing the efforts of the United Nations Development Program to empower women internationally to achieve inclusive growth and social justice, in parallel with the Millennium Development Goals. ; Explain the importance of using digital technologies to create a safe and supportive environment for women’s aspirations, which form the core of the sustainable development goals; He indicated that more than 3,500 women have benefited from the programs implemented in partnership with the Qudwa Tech initiative.
Engineer Hoda Dahrouj, Head of the Central Department of Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, outlined the activities and traces of the (Qudwa-Tech) initiative and its role in raising awareness of the technological empowerment opportunities for women available, reviewed, and the opportunities it offers for technological empowerment tailored to the needs of artisans, by providing awareness and training.And building the digital capabilities of female artisans to keep pace with the state’s digital transformation efforts .
Dr. Amr Talaat presented honors to a number of leading role models for the year 2021, as well as to representatives of the partner entities of the Qudwa Tech initiative, in appreciation for their role in improving the productive abilities and digital and cognitive skills of Qudwa Tech Beneficiaries of Crafts and Heritage.
The forum witnessed the celebration of the graduation ceremony of the first group of Qudwa Tech of people with disabilities. The forum also hosted a number of leading models of women who participated in the Qudwa-Tech training, and their inspiring experiences for other.
The forum activities included; Hold a session entitled “Inspiring Women’s Experiences” which 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 agencies and institutions supporting women’s social and economic empowerment; The digital opportunities offered by their institutions have been revised to encourage women to be creative and to strengthen their role in society in a responsible and sustainable way.
A short documentary was also shown showing examples of successful stories highlighted by the initiative, and how it contributes to raising sustainable digital jobs in society, and the new opportunities and possibilities it offers that meet the digital needs of artisans met, reviewed.
attended the events of the forum; 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 in 2019 the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology launched the “Kidwa-Tech” initiative to empower women with the aim of investing the creative energy of female professionals, and to provide an environment that they helps in more innovation and leadership, through technology training programs to build capabilities, keep pace with digital needs and variables, and achieve integration This encourages women to make the most of ICT tools and solutions, to role models for their peers to become in society.
The initiative focuses its activities on women in all governors of Egypt, as it implements a model to enhance and develop digital capabilities through multiple tracks; And the digital marketing training track, and the e-commerce skills training track by applying on local and global commercial platforms, in addition to advisory sessions and awareness campaigns on topics: digital financial inclusion, online security, packaging principles, shipping, pricing and imaging, green marketing and intellectual property.
During the Corona pandemic, the Qudwa-Tech initiative succeeded in responding to and overcoming all the resulting social barriers, educating and empowering nearly 4,000 beneficiaries through rapid transformation in the form of training services to different groups of women from the traditional form to the interactive form through distance learning techniques The graduation of 25 digital marketing groups, which enabled the beneficiaries to meet their needs to be present in the virtual labor market on the Internet, and thus establishing the concept and importance of digital transformation in their minds.
This training is characterized by access to a larger number and wider areas through distance training, in 25 governorates, where the timing of the training is determined in a way that takes into account the personal circumstances of the students, as well as the immediate online response to their inquiries and support during and after the training through nearly 40 sessions that ranged from Technical, Knowledge and other sessions with a sustainable development dimension.