Egypt hosts First Social Responsibility Conference for ICT Sector

Egypt’s Communication and Information Technology Minister Khaled Negm has inaugurated today the Social Responsibility Conference for ICT Sector organized by his ministry and sponsored by Vodafone Egypt Foundation and Telecom Egypt.

This conference comes within the ministry’s social responsibility strategy launched in 2013 that aims to apply IT and communication usages to serve poor, marginalized and needy areas. The strategy shall depend on boosting cooperation between the so-called triangle of development; consisting of the private sector, government and civil societies.

Ghada Waly, Social Solidarity Minister, Moheb El Rafeay, Education minister, Galal Moustafa El Said, Cairo Governor, Wael Mohamed Makram, Governor of Fayoum and Egypt’s former Mufti, Sheikh Ali Gomaa, have attended the inaugural session of the conference on Tuesday.

Minister Negm said ICT social responsibility strategy was launched in cooperation of 18 companies and institutions operating in the Egypt’s IT sector.

He added that today’s conference aims to reflect the fruitful cooperation that resulted in the implementation of many projects in short time. The projects include providing technological support for 11 social centres in informal areas as a first phase in Cairo governorate out of 30 centres to be executed in other following phases, in cooperation with the 4 biggest IT companies like Cisco, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and Etisalat Egypt.

It has also provided technological upgrade for 20 orphanages in cooperation with Social Solidarity Ministry and IBM.