21 November 2019 01:29 AM

Egypt participates in Smart Africa Initiative Board meeting

Thursday، 16 May 2019 - 01:58 PM

Egypt participated in the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Smart Africa Initiative, which was held as part of the "Africa 2019" Summit, hosted by the Rwandan capital Kigali. The initiative aims at using ICTs to promote economic and social development in the African continent, Sustainable development in the countries of the continent.

The Council is composed of the Presidents of the Republics of the Member States and the representatives of the heads of State of the Initiative. During the meeting held under the chairmanship of Paul Kagame, President of the State of Rwanda, the strategic plan of the Initiative was reviewed within three years and the most important pilot projects being implemented in this regard. Between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology and the exchange of experiences in a number of subjects of common interest.

The discussion touched on Africa's initiative to create games and digital applications launched by Egypt to develop capacity and qualify 10,000 Egyptian and African youth to develop digital games and applications using the latest technologies and to stimulate the establishment of 100 emerging Egyptian and African companies in this field.

 The delegation of the Ministry of Communications met with "Claude Isaac" de Minister of Digital Economy and Post in the State of Côte d'Ivoire. The meeting discussed the activation of the MoU between the two countries in the field of communications and information technology.
The meeting was with the representatives of the company Papillon specialized in artificial intelligence technology, where the meeting reviewed the digital system implemented by the company in communication, diagnosis and treatment; and another meeting with representatives of the Rwanda Information Society. 
The Africa 2019 Summit will be held from 14 to 17 May under the theme "Towards a Digital Transformation in Africa", with more than 4,000 participants and experts from Heads of State and Government, UN Commission on Broadband Commissioners, Public and private sector officials, as well as a number of representatives of international organizations, industry leaders, investors, entrepreneurs and creators from youth, civil society and the academic community. 


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