Ministry of Communications and Information Technology
18 February 2021
Egypt Partakes in UNESCO ‘AI Need Assessment Survey for Africa’ Webinar

Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), participated in the “Artificial Intelligence Need Assessment Survey for Africa” webinar, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on February 18.
The webinar was organized to present the key findings of the AI Needs Assessment Survey in Africa, and launch the report with the same title, in discussion with Member States in Africa, within the framework of South-South and North-South cooperation.
The survey was conducted by UNESCO, Africa-wide, to establish the priorities and capacity building needs of African countries concerning AI. The survey also builds on UNESCO ongoing work in Africa on Universal Access to Information and Digital Transformation.
The findings of the survey are expected to strengthen UNESCO support for knowledge exchange, standard-setting, policy dialogue, capacity building, and network development for AI in Africa.
UNESCO is a specialized agency of the UN, aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, science and culture. The Organization has 193 Member States and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the nongovernmental, intergovernmental, and private sector. Headquartered in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.

To view the AI Needs Assessment Survey in Africa Report, kindly click here.
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