Egypt’s Al-Sisi launches Africa Games, Digital Applications Initiative in Cairo ICT 2018
30 November 2018
President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi inaugurated the 22nd edition of the Cairo International Telecommunication and Information Technology Trade Fair and Forum (Cairo ICT) on Sunday, held under the title of “Leading Digital Transformation”.
During the opening ceremony, Al-Sisi launched the Africa Games and Digital Applications Initiative. The president said that the IT and communications sector has become a main element in supporting the state development plan. It also develops the efforts to build a competitive and diverse economy which relies on innovation and knowledge.
He added that the state 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 assume modern technological jobs in various sectors, aligned with the needs of the Egyptian society.”
The state has also offered support to many projects and programmes which aim to enhance the culture of creativity and entrepreneurship among young people.
Al-Sisi announced the launch of the Africa Games and Digital Applications Initiative, as the ministry of communications will be handling its implementation, in cooperation with the concerned bodies, with the aim of qualifying 10,000 young Egyptian and African young people, to develop games and applications, encouraging the establishment of 100 start-ups in the field.