ICT for Youth Engagement
A National Priority- Egypt’s Case
Ahmed Darwish,
MCIT, Egypt
Ministry of Communications & Informa...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement Strategy
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning...
National ICT Strategy| 2013-2017

Vision
Digital Socio-Economic Development
The Way forward
to
Prosperity .. Freedom .. So...
National ICT Strategy| 2013-2017
Achieving sustainable
socio-economic
development of the
Egyptian society through
Digital ...
National ICT Strategy- Main Pillars

Innovatio
n&
Entrepren
eurship

Open
Source

eContent

Electronic
Signature

Electron...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement Strategy
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning...
BPO Industry in Egypt- Highlights
• Revenue:

~1.1B USD (2011)

• Employees:

43,000

• Destinations:

Cairo and Alexandri...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
ICT for Youth Engagement
• Help ALL young Egyptians to compete on the
international level
ICT for
Education
Egypt
Educatio...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
ICT for Education- Egypt Education Initiative

Supporting
Management
Change

• 5000 School Leaders
trained on using ICT an...
ICT for Education- National Initiative to Eradicate
Illiteracy

• Fahima:
• An interactive CD
• Reduces the time from 9 mo...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
Life Long Learning
• Specialized Training
• Information Technology Institute
• Customized Programmes
• BPO Training
• Inte...
Youth Employment Generation Program

M/SMEs
Micro and Small
Enterprises

YEP
Youth
Entrepreneurship
Program

Internship

T...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
IT Clubs/ TecHomes

• Phase I:
• Started 2001
• Objective: Making the technology and internet available
to the grass roots...
Technology Clubs/ TecHomes

Living Room

Kids Garden
Office

Internet Room

Multimedia Garage
Technology Room
Political Ar...
Community Development Portals
• Free, accessible, comprehensive, user-friendly, and a knowledge carrier are
the main chara...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
Promote Equality in Educational Opportunities

• Technological Development of 35 “Inclusion Schools”;
• Technological deve...
Training for Better Employment Initiative

ICT

Public Private
Partnership Model

companies
ICT

companies

ICT

companies...
Outline
National ICT Strategy
BPO Industry in Egypt
ICT for Youth Engagement
ICT for Education
Life Long Learning (LLL)
Co...
The Way Forward

• eLearning
• Content Development
• Social Innovation
• Living Labs

PARTNERSHIP

Ministry of Communicati...
Thank You!
Ahmed Darwish, Ph.D.
Aadarwish@mcit.Gov.Eg
Director, Human Development Sector
Ministry of Communications and In...
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Ministry of ICT Egypt presentation at the Youth Engagement Summit Mauritius

  1. 1. ICT for Youth Engagement A National Priority- Egypt’s Case Ahmed Darwish, MCIT, Egypt Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt December 2013
  2. 2. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement Strategy ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 2
  3. 3. National ICT Strategy| 2013-2017 Vision Digital Socio-Economic Development The Way forward to Prosperity .. Freedom .. Social Equity Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 3
  4. 4. National ICT Strategy| 2013-2017 Achieving sustainable socio-economic development of the Egyptian society through Digital Identity using ICT Solutions ICT Industry Development, Creating Job Opportunities & Attracting Foreign Direct Investments Building on Egypt unique geographical location & optimum utilization of Submarine Cables To become a Global Internet Hub Digital Society Industry Development Egypt Digital Hub Justice Financial Services Tourism Internal Affairs Commerce & Industry Electricity Health Education & Higher Education Youth and Sports Agriculture Transport O&O m Apps Open Source Regional & International Cooperation Technology Parks ICT Companies Support Germany Belgium France Italy Portugal Greece UK Innovation & Entrepreneurship Morocco Algeria Tunisia Libya Turkey Cyprus Syria Lebanon Jordan Iraq Iran Kore a Pakistan Qatar Egypt U.A.E Saudi Arabia Oman Eritrea Yemen North Sudan Djibouti South SudanEthiopia Somalia DRC Uganda Kenya Rwanda Burundi Tanzania Myanmar India Bangladesh China Thailand Viet nam Malaysia Singapore Sri Lanka Maldives Japa n Taiw an Phili ppin e Brun ei Indonesia Mozambique Madagascar Government DBs & Applications Framework Professional Capacities Australia Main Pillars Basic Infrastructure Information Infrastructure & Digital Content Electronics Design & Manufacturing Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt Community Development ICT Industry Programs & Initiatives Cyber Security & eSignature Legislative & Policies Framework 4
  5. 5. National ICT Strategy- Main Pillars Innovatio n& Entrepren eurship Open Source eContent Electronic Signature Electronic Design &Manufac turing Egypt Digital Hub Digital Society Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt eCommerce Communit y Developm ent Cyber Security Broadban d ICT Strategy Internatio nal Relations 5
  6. 6. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement Strategy ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 6
  7. 7. BPO Industry in Egypt- Highlights • Revenue: ~1.1B USD (2011) • Employees: 43,000 • Destinations: Cairo and Alexandria • Multilingualism: Arabic, English, German, Spanish, Italian. • Potential: Ranks sixth (A.T. Kearney Index of 2009). Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 7
  8. 8. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 8
  9. 9. ICT for Youth Engagement • Help ALL young Egyptians to compete on the international level ICT for Education Egypt Education Initiative National Initiative to Eradicate Illiteracy Life Long Learning Specialized Training ICDL/ Egyptian Computer Competence Certificate Training of Youth Governmental Employees Youth Employment Generation Programme Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt Community Development People with Disabilities Community Development Portals Training for Better Employment Initiative IT Clubs/ TecHomes Promote Equality in Educational Opportunities 9
  10. 10. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 10
  11. 11. ICT for Education- Egypt Education Initiative Supporting Management Change • 5000 School Leaders trained on using ICT and soft skills Creating a Sustainable Model Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt Availing Infrastructure EEI Quality Assurance Standards • 2000 Computer Labs • Connecting 1120 schools to the Internet Building eLearning Industry • Developed and accredited the national e-learning standards Human Capacity • 140,000 Teachers trained on basic ICT Skills 11
  12. 12. ICT for Education- National Initiative to Eradicate Illiteracy • Fahima: • An interactive CD • Reduces the time from 9 months to 5-6 months • Collaboration with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Youth • Target of Initial Phase: 20 thousand people Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 12
  13. 13. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 13
  14. 14. Life Long Learning • Specialized Training • Information Technology Institute • Customized Programmes • BPO Training • International Computer Driving License • 2000-2012 • 1million Egyptians • Egyptian Computer Competence Certificate (C3) • 2013 • Arabic and English • Training of Youth Governmental Employees Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 14
  15. 15. Youth Employment Generation Program M/SMEs Micro and Small Enterprises YEP Youth Entrepreneurship Program Internship TVET Technical Vocational and Education Training Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 15
  16. 16. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 16
  17. 17. IT Clubs/ TecHomes • Phase I: • Started 2001 • Objective: Making the technology and internet available to the grass roots (level C and D) • Around 2200 Technology Clubs were established • Phase II: • Started 2011 • Objective: Act as community service center using ICT • Around 120 TecHomes are established Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 17
  18. 18. Technology Clubs/ TecHomes Living Room Kids Garden Office Internet Room Multimedia Garage Technology Room Political Area Commercial Area Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt Community Service Center and a way for communications between local residents and the government 18
  19. 19. Community Development Portals • Free, accessible, comprehensive, user-friendly, and a knowledge carrier are the main characteristics of Kenanaonline.com 1.200.000 Pages published on the internet 13,600 Kenanaonline worldwide rank on Internet 1,000 85,000 60,000 20 March 2012 Page added daily/ 30,000 per month Daily visit Unique daily visitor One of the largest 20 Egyptian portals Kenana Community Portals Byotna Aradina Our Homes Our Lands Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt Youm Gedid Ayadina New Day Our Hands Erada Well 20
  20. 20. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 21
  21. 21. Promote Equality in Educational Opportunities • Technological Development of 35 “Inclusion Schools”; • Technological development of all governmental Special Education schools for the blinds; • Technological development of centers for PWDs at all publc universities; • Development of the unified sign language digital dictionary for supporting Basic Education Schools in Egypt; and • ICDL for People with Disabilities (PWDs). Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 22
  22. 22. Training for Better Employment Initiative ICT Public Private Partnership Model companies ICT companies ICT companies •52 PWDs with visual disability were trained on Telesales • Training: 400 MCIT • 16 PWDs were employeed Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt ICT Chamber • Employment: 100 • Financial support during the 1st year MEK 23
  23. 23. Outline National ICT Strategy BPO Industry in Egypt ICT for Youth Engagement ICT for Education Life Long Learning (LLL) Community Development People with Disabilities (PWDs) The Way Forward Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 24
  24. 24. The Way Forward • eLearning • Content Development • Social Innovation • Living Labs PARTNERSHIP Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt 25
  25. 25. Thank You! Ahmed Darwish, Ph.D. Aadarwish@mcit.Gov.Eg Director, Human Development Sector Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt Ministry of Communications & Information Technology - Egypt

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