Emigration Minister Nabila Makram discussed on Tuesday in a meeting with director and head of the Centre for Strategy and Performance at the University of Cambridge Mohamed Khater the possibility of establishing a data analysis centre
In a statement on Tuesday, Makram said the meeting aimed to benefit from international experts and to follow up on the outcome of "Egypt Can with Industry" conference, held in May at the New Administrative Capital.
The statement also noted that the agreement would support the state's efforts to promote digital transformation and financial inclusion.
Meanwhile, Khater asserted the importance of investing in technology, especially financial technology.
The first phase of the cooperation between the emigration ministry and ASRT, according to Khater, will train Egyptian students and recent graduates to deal with modern data analysis and search engines in cooperation with specialised foreign universities, as well as supervising research projects in this field.
Moreover, Khater explained that they will prepare a list of the required specialisations that will help prepare Egyptian cadres to be a nucleus for supporting investment in technology, making Egypt’s data analysis centre a leader in the Middle East and exporting this technology to various countries of the world.
Since 2019, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi has reiterated the importance of the country's digital transformation and that creating comprehensive databases of all information about Egyptians is a matter of "national security.”
In 2021, El-Sisi directed the government to speed up digitisation in Egypt to aid their performance by providing the best digital services for citizens nationwide.
El-Sisi has also lately instructed the government to expedite the application of digital transformation and financial inclusion.