Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, today visited the Minya Governor to introduce and inspect a number of projects of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology under the initiative of a decent life in the villages of the governor. He was received by Major General/ Osama Al-Qadi, Governor of Minya; Dr Amr Talaat began his visit by holding an extensive meeting with the governor, attended by the governor’s executive leaders and the leaders of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology at the governor’s general office. During this, the latest developments in work in communication, information technology and postal projects, digital capacity building and digital transformation in the Minya governorate were reviewed. The latest developments in the ministry’s projects in the towns of a decent life in the governorate were also discussed.
During the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat praised the fruitful collaboration between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Minya Governor to support digital transformation efforts in the governorate. He emphasized that the Minya governor sees a digital renaissance and a commitment to all digital Egypt axes, confirming his possession of clear capabilities and cadres that need to be invested and developed.
Dr. Amr Talaat pointed out that the people of Minya governorate are the first to work on the projects of laying fiber optic cables in the governorate; Where he aimed to increase the number of trainees in the fiber optic network programs offered by the National Telecommunications Institute, and provide job opportunities to graduates of these programs to join the project of developing communication infrastructure and the maintenance and management of fiber optic cables provided by Telecom Egypt in the villages of a decent life in Minya Governorate.
Dr. Amr Talaat added that the visit will witness the inspection and opening of a number of the ministry’s projects in the villages of a decent life, including those related to the development of communication infrastructure, follow-up of the plan to deploy mobile towers, and the inspection and opening of a group of post offices after their development, in addition to a set of events related to the inspection of the activities and programs of the ministry in the field of the development of digital capabilities, especially since human building is the cornerstone of Egypt’s digital strategy; He emphasized that cooperation with Minya Governorate will be increased during the coming period to achieve more productivity.
During the meeting; Engineer Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development Affairs, and Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Deputy Governor of Minya, reviewed the most prominent achievements and future plans in joint cooperation projects between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Minya Governor. in the field of institutional development and support for digital transformation efforts in the governorate.
after the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat and Major General Osama El-Qadi witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Minya Governor regarding the institutional development of the governor through the development and building of digital capabilities for workers in the governorate. and its affiliated centers and villages, as well as cooperation in capacity development, investment in human resources, and building communities Knowledge in the villages of a decent life in Minya.
The protocol aims to increase the efficiency of work performance for workers in the Minya governorate, as well as to increase the knowledge level for all community groups in the villages of the Decent Life Initiative in the governorate by keeping up with technological development, to improve inclusion. and digital education, and raising community awareness of digital transformation projects; Implementation of digital economic empowerment programs for the people of villages for a decent life.
signed the memorandum of understanding; Ing. Ghada Labib, Deputy Minister of Communications and Information Technology for Institutional Development Affairs, and Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, Deputy Governor of Minya.
Dr. Amr Talaat and Major General Osama El-Qadi witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between Minya Governor and the National Telecommunications Institute regarding cooperation in the field and development of skills of cadres working in digital transformation units and localities in Minya governor works, according to dr. the latest technologies that support all sectors in the field of communication and information technology, as well as cooperation in the preparation of specialists in the field of communication and information technology.
The protocol includes the qualification of more than 1,000 trainees as a first cohort at governor level in a number of disciplines, including the Internet of Things, data science, machine learning, networking, geographic information systems and fiber optic cables. Training programs are implemented at the National Telecommunications Institute branch of the Digital Egypt Creativity Center in Minya Governorate, with the possibility of implementing some courses through interactive distance learning.
The protocol also includes the provision of technical consultations in the field of geographic information systems, training of youth cadres in the field of infrastructure, information systems and digital transformation, as well as the support and development of technical cadres of local workers by qualifying them in the field of networks and cyber security, in addition to eligible recruits from Minya Governor for the job market in The field of communication and information technology.
Under the protocol; During the training period, the trainee receives an integrated program of specialized courses, as well as practical training according to the needs of the labor market in the field of communication and information technology, and qualifies for the acquisition of international certificates for international companies in some courses. A group of cadres will also be trained to later qualify them to be certified trainers.
The protocol was signed by dr. Mohamed Ibrahim, deputy governor of Minya, and Dr. Iman Ashour, director of the National Telecommunications Institute.
Dr. Amr Talaat and Major General Osama El-Qadi inspected the Department of Digital Transformation and Information Systems in Minya Governorate, which was established and equipped at the latest level.
In a related context; Dr. Amr Talaat and the governor of Minya met a group of young people enrolled and graduates of training programs at the Digital Egypt Creativity Center “Creativa” in Minya.
An open dialogue took place between Dr. Amr Talaat and a number of young people from the governorate who received the Ministry’s training programs at the Digital Egypt Creativity Center; Dr. Amr Talaat also listened to the experiences of a number of young graduates of the training programs offered by the Digital Egypt Creativity Center.
Dr. Amr Talaat emphasized in his speech that the strategy of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology aims to establish a digital Egypt creativity center in each governorate with investments of 4.2 billion pounds; He called on young people to follow up on the rest of the initiatives launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and complete the process of learning and development to keep pace with global technological developments.
During the meeting, Eng Amr Mahfouz, CEO of the Information Technology Industry Development Agency, ITIDA, indicated that more than 2,600 young people have been trained in the programs offered by the government within the Digital Egypt Innovation Center in Minya. In addition, 70 start-up companies at all stages were incubated, including those that succeeded in obtaining investments.
Dr. Heba Saleh, Director of the Information Technology Institute, explained that more than 2,000 young people have been trained in the institute’s programs at the Digital Egypt Innovation Center in Minya, and that young people have enrolled in programs to develop self-employment skills, achieving returns through self -employment platforms with approximately 26 thousand dollars, before the degree of the award.
Dr. Eman Ashour, Director of the National Telecommunications Institute, also reviewed the institute’s efforts within the Digital Egypt Creativity Center in Minya, where nearly 1,500 young people have been trained.
At the end of the meeting; Dr. Amr Talaat and Major General Osama El-Kady presented certificates to examples of graduates of the training programs provided by the Digital Egypt Creativity Center in Minya.
It is worth noting that the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is deploying Egypt’s digital innovation centers in the governorates with the aim of promoting creativity, encouraging and stimulating innovative work, supporting entrepreneurs and providing technical training to qualify young people for the requirements of the local and international labor market in the field of information technology and entrepreneurship. Where the centers include specialized technological laboratories, training centers, holding seminars and workshops, and technology incubators to create and develop the capabilities of emerging companies and connect young people, investors and large international and local companies operating in the fields of the support of creativity and entrepreneurial work. .
The first phase of the project included the establishment of 8 Digital Egypt Creativity Centers, and work is underway to establish 19 other centers.
The program of Dr. Amr Talaat’s visit to the Minya governor will include the inspection and inauguration of a number of communication, information technology and postal projects on the initiative of a decent life in the villages of the governor. Mallawi was part of the Decent Life Initiative, and inspected the progress of the training process at the Telecom Egypt Training Center in New Minya, as well as the training work in digital capacity building and digital literacy programs for citizens of decent life villages. Dr. Amr Talaat is also scheduled to participate in the activities of a digital education symposium for the people of Ma’sara village in Mallawi Center.