The National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development – the training arm of the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development – concluded the activities of the second batch of the “Innovative Governance in the Digital Age” training program, in partnership with the Thunderbird College of International Management of the State of Arizona, at the college’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
Dr. Sharifa Sherif, Executive Director of the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, indicated that the training program worked on enhancing the capabilities and skills of 26 participants from more than 16 government agencies from the state’s administrative apparatus, including: the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC), General Authority for Investment and Free Zones, Ministry of Justice, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (MSMEDA), Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, Ismailia Governorate, Ministry of Finance, Ophthalmology Research Institute, Authority Administrative Control (ACA), in the field of electronic governance, including the optimal use of technology in governance and the promotion of transparency and accountability in the Egyptian government.
The training program included various themes related to flexible governance, digital transformation, mechanization of government administration, mechanisms for creating sustainable economic systems, in addition to competitiveness and cooperation between the public and private sectors.
The program also included a review of the challenges and opportunities facing the state’s administrative apparatus in the digital age. The training program was also distinguished by focusing on the practical and applied aspects, by conducting field visits to the most important international institutions such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the US Congress, the Brookings Research Center, and the Union Mission. African to the United States. The program also included training courses and workshops in an interactive and practical way.