The projects and programs under the ICT for Learning initiative collectively reflect
MCITís vision to use information and its underlying technologies to further sustainable
human development in Egypt and to build an information society capable of absorbing
and capitalizing upon the emerging knowledge revolution.
The Government of Egypt and its Ministry of Health have established several e-Health
programs to bring better diagnostic and health services to a wider segment of the
Egyptian society. MCIT has facilitated the integration of ICT in health services
and the provision of medical education to remote or underserved areas of Egypt.
The e-health initiative is inspired by pursuing equal opportunities for health services
anywhere in Egypt, and expanding medical insurance to all citizens.
The digital content industry encompasses the creation, design, management and distribution
of digital products and services and the technologies that underpin these activities.
Egypt places high regard in developing and distributing Arabic e-Content that forms
the basis of intellectual and cultural inspiration for future generations. Accordingly,
MCIT has led the way to the establishment of an e-content industry in Egypt through
its Arabic e-content initiative. This initiative aims to enhance the competitiveness
of the Egyptian e-content industry by supporting the production, use and distribution
of Arabic digital content on global networks.
Greening ICT, or applying user-friendly policies, has become a dire need. Environment
protection is an important issue for human safety, for sustaining social and economic
development, and for preserving natural gifts for next generations. ICT tools, widely
spread currently, constitute very important potential for protecting environment,
creating solutions for decreasing toxic emissions by other sectors.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology seeks to foster digital
citizenship by empowering members of society, especially youth, through ownership
of the tools and skills needed to develop and live in a knowledge-based society.
The Ministry of Communications and Information
Technology pays great attention to human development for all members of society
based on the fact that capacity-building and human skills are the key factors of
progress and achievement.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology seeks to boost Egyptís
global ICT competitiveness by developing the outsourcing services industry, increasing
ICT service exports and attracting foreign investment, thereby promoting sector
growth and creating new job opportunities.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology seeks to promote research
and development, innovation and entrepreneurship in the field of ICT in order to
drive sector growth, support sustainable national development and position Egypt
as a regional innovation hub by 2020.
Egypt is actively engaged in efforts to develop regional and international agendas
and strategies in the field of information and communications technology.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology plays an instrumental
role in this regard through its support of and participation
in various multi-stakeholder partnerships, forums and working groups, as well as
through a large number of bilateral initiatives with countries around the world.