10 July 2014
Protocols Signed to Automate Work System, Develop Information System

- PhaseII of Cairo Environmental Monitoring Units Executed

- Qualify, Develop 30 Community Centers to Serve Slums Youth, Marginalized Areas, PWDs

- Create Integrated e-System  to Manage Donations in Cooperation with NTG

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Atef Helmy and the Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmi and Cairo governor Galal Mosatfa El-Saed signed today a number of cooperation protocols aiming to develop and automate the working systems at the Ministry of Environment and Cairo governorate.

This comes as part of the government strategy to develop the administrative work flow at all State’s sectors, enhance the government performance and services and allow access to information in order to provide services to citizens easily by activating IT tools in all ministries and government bodies nationwide.

The tripartite protocol activates the ICT role to support environment protection and cleanliness, as well as following up on the work in streets’ cleanliness through providing an automated system to overview the cleaning system in 29 Cairo neighborhoods.

The one-and-a-half-year protocol launches the second phase of the development of Environmental Monitoring Units in Cairo project. The protocol includes spreading an automated system to control the cleaning system in 29 neighborhoods in Cairo at a rate of one monitoring unit for each neighborhood.

The new system provides a group of technical solutions allowing the registry of data of contracts with cleaning companies, data of services and fines, the uses of tablets to register cleaning fines. It also communicates with monitoring units in each neighborhood and cleaning companies and calculate companies’ entitlements and fines according to contracts and registered fines.

Moreover, the new system controls the performance of monitoring units through detected fines, and provides reports, statistics and indicators to support decision-making.

In line with the government’s keenness to use ICT to serve the society, facilitate citizens’ lives and alleviate daily life burdens with focus on poor and slums areas, Helmy signed with El-Said a cooperation protocol to qualify and develop 30 community centers to serve youth and residents of 112 slums and marginalized areas and to serve people with disabilities in Cairo.

The protocol aims to qualify and develop community centers to offer new services like IT training, computer and mobile maintenance, training on programs to answer the job market needs, in addition to qualifying five treatment units to provide distant treatment through using the latest ICT techniques to offer medical services to residents of slums and marginalized areas by major medicine professors in Egypt at affordable prices, as well as illiteracy services.

The protocol reflects MCIT keenness to supplement its efforts in social responsibility with the rest of the ICT sector. MCIT supports the development of slums and deprived areas through its strategy of social responsibility launched in December 2013 with the participation of ICT companies and civil society organizations.

In this context, MCIT established a committee for social responsibility including members of companies and civil society. The committee is in charge of implementing several projects related to social responsibility under MCIT supervision and in cooperation with companies like Eitesalat-Misr which takes part in this protocol by providing community centers with computers, Cisco which provides a package of training programs  and IBM – Egypt.

Within the framework of MCIT exerted efforts to unify exertions of the ICT sector, Helmy witnessed the signing of a cooperation protocol between MCIT and the National Technology Group (NTG), a Saudi conglomerate, to regulate the donation measurements.

NTG donates a 27 million EGP electronic system to manage donations named “Full Charity”, in addition to adapting the system to the Egyptian needs.

The new electronic system establishes a network to link volunteer partners (donors, beneficiaries, supervisory entities) and manages projects and activities of civil society.

Helmy said that it was necessary to encourage all entities especially the civil society and the sector’s companies to serve the society and answer its pressing needs. He also praised the effective partnership between the government and private sector in Egypt and abroad, a matter that proves the government, and MCIT commitment towards activating the role of ICT companies to serve the society and support governments in this regard.

The advisor to the ICT Minister for Community Services  Abeer Shakweer stressed on the importance of developing the community work in Egypt through activating IT role and benefiting from the advanced software in this field, pointing out to the significance of unifying efforts in social responsibility in the ICT sector internally and externally and to adopt team work spirit to overcome challenges.

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