Posted on: Monday, 25 April 2022 – 14:18 | Last updated: Monday, 25 April 2022 – 14:18
Dr. Amr Talaat: The protocol aims to develop digital skills and digital economic empowerment for the villagers of the Good Life Initiative
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, witnessed the signing of a co-operation protocol between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Decent Life Foundation regarding the implementation of the “Dignified Digital Life” initiative within the framework of the national project for the development of Egyptian villages, “A Decent Life”; The collaboration aims to eradicate the digital illiteracy of the people of the targeted towns and develop their digital capabilities to achieve digital economic empowerment and transform the community of the targeted towns into a secure and productive interactive digital society.
The Collaboration Protocol was signed by Eng Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development, and Ms Aya Omar El-Kamary, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Good Life Foundation.
Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, stressed that building digital capabilities for citizens is one of the key axes of Egypt’s digital strategy, based on the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s vision that building people is the mainstay of development. Emphasizes the importance of this protocol as it aims to improve the digital skills of citizens and digital economic empowerment of the people of the targeted villages within the national project for the development of Egyptian villages “A Dignified Life”, and emphasizes that the great achievements achieved in this project will bear fruit in achieving real development by focusing on the refinement of the digital skills of the people targeting villages.
The duration of this protocol is three years. The scope of his work includes all targeted families of all categories in the towns of the presidential initiative “A Dignified Life”. They are the most needy families in rural communities and include female breadwinners, housewives, students and graduates, youths able to work, and people of determination; It also targets artisans, small and micro enterprises, knowledge pioneers and volunteers.
The protocol aims to increase the knowledge level of families in poor towns, and to keep pace with technological development in a way that promotes digital inclusion, through digital literacy and work to spread digital culture and increase digital awareness, and the increase the efficiency of digital skills. , which contributes to raising the level of education for school and university students through the development of skills The use of computers, the safe use of information technology and the availability and dissemination of an e-learning culture.
It also aims to maximize the capabilities of families to perform productive work that contributes to achieving a decent life for them, through digital economic empowerment, support and development of capabilities and skills through information and communication technology to catch up with the job market, work on freelance platforms and transformation training, and refine e-marketing skills for all groups.
The protocol projects include achieving financial and digital inclusion through the implementation of a number of awareness seminars in various fields related to the role of women and girls as knowledge leaders, the role of information technology and digital transformation and its applications, and dissemination. of societal awareness of secure internet and electronic payment; As well as the implementation of a project to upgrade digital capabilities using information and communication technology tools and applications to support skills to achieve economic empowerment, through accredited training courses in the use of computer programs, online security and safety, e-marketing, and self-employment platforms.
The protocol also includes the implementation of projects to increase the effectiveness of learning by training students at their various stages, increasing their digital efficiency, as well as qualifying young people with contemporary technological skills who meet the needs of the free labor market , of those with technical, medium and above-average qualifications and those with higher qualifications, as well as training of cadres of trainers from various partners based on the principles of information technology and digital skills, in addition to raising women’s digital awareness, and accepting new practical methods that help and improve learning processes for target groups, especially women.
Eng. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development, in turn congratulated her on working with the Good Life Foundation to implement capacity building and digital literacy as part of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology’s efforts in the presidential initiative “A Decent Life” to bridge the digital divide between rural and urban areas, through the dissemination of digital culture, the building of digital skills and digital economic empowerment.
Mrs. Aya Omar El-Kamary, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Decent Life Foundation, praised the fruitful collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Decent Life Foundation over the course of a year in implementing the objectives of ‘ a decent life, which will help support the construction of a digital Egypt. She pointed out the importance of the protocol in the implementation of projects for the development of the Egyptian person and the change of the spiritual image within the targeted villages.
It is worth mentioning that the participation of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in the national project for the development of Egyptian villages, “A Dignified Life”, includes several axes with the aim of improving the efficiency of the information infrastructure of increase the towns by connecting these towns with fiber optic cables to increase the efficiency of the internet for one million homes, as well as to develop post offices and improve communication services By establishing new towers for mobile networks in these towns, in addition to digital literacy and economic empowerment through digital literacy programs and the development and building of digital capabilities of citizens in towns for a decent life.