President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has launched the Africa Games and Digital Applications Initiative aiming to qualify 10,000 young Egyptian and African young people, to develop games and applications, and encourage the establishment of 100 start-ups in the field.
el Sisi launched the initiative during the inauguration of 22nd edition of the Cairo International Telecommunication and Information Technology Trade Fair and Forum (Cairo ICT), held under the title of “Leading Digital Transformation”.
The ministry of communications will be handling its implementation, in cooperation with the concerned bodies.
He added that Egypt has provided several programmes and initiatives that seek to invest in the creative energies of young people, and develop their skills in all fields.
“Over the past two years, we have seen an increase in the number of people joining the initiative of future technology leaders, which was launched to prepare a generation able to organise modern technological means in various sectors, aligned with the needs of the Egyptian society”, el Sisi said.
The state has also offered support to many projects and programmes which aim to enhance the culture of creativity and entrepreneurship among young people.
Furthermore, he said that Egypt has given great attention to the sector. In its vision, the country has been keen on developing and modernising the infrastructure of communication network, as well as establishing smart cities, so as to make digital services available for various society groups.