FILE- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi FILE- President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi

Training youth to design electronic games to broaden experience: MP

Mon, Dec. 10, 2018
CAIRO – 10 December 2018: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's recommendation to train 10,000 Egyptian and African young people to design electronic games and applications will broaden the youth's experience and build bridges between cultures, said MP Yousry Asiouty.

Asiouty, member of the parliamentary Local Development Committee, added that President Sisi is keen to revive Egypt's role in Africa through hosting forums that bring together African leaders and officials, deepening the country's relation with African countries.

He further remarked that these forums will also increase mutual investments between Egypt and African countries.

MP Mohammed Abdallah Zain el-Din, deputy of the Parliament's Transportation Committee, referred that 2018 African Forum, held for the third time in a row, is very important as many businessmen and leaders tackle the dire commercial and economic issues during the forum, aiming to encourage investments in Africa and achieve sustainable development.

Zain el-Din added that the future of investments in Africa is promising, and the upcoming few years will witness competitiveness between the great powers seeking to invest in Africa because of its wealth, and labor force.

“The African continent is the future of the global economy,” said Egyptian President Sisi Saturday during his speech at the Young African entrepreneurs’ session on the sidelines of the Africa 2018 Forum, held in Sharm El-Sheikh Resort city.

Sisi said that Egypt is keen to carry out several procedures to support young entrepreneurs, including:

First, all the state’s institutions have been directed to unify their efforts to establish the first regional center for entrepreneurship in Egypt to support startup companies in Egypt and the region and launch training programs to prepare the youth before entering the world of entrepreneurship.

Second, a call has been made to establish the Arabic/ African Fund to support entrepreneurship in both the African and the Arab world.

Third, an initiative has been launched to train 10,000 Egyptian and African young people to design electronic games and applications over the next three years.

Fourth, New laws have been passed to support young projects such as the law to decorate land transportation services using information technology, and the establishment of one- individual companies.

Fifth, establishment of “Fekretak Sherketak”, a nationwide initiative that aims to support and accelerate the growth of entrepreneurs to develop innovate businesses in today’s competitive economy. The first state-sponsored initiative provided more than 450 sessions of assistance to young business owners.

Sixth, around 50 start-ups have been established and funded, under Fekretak Sherketak’s flagship program -- Falak Startups.

Seventh, a competition is launched in cooperation with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation between 100 African Startups on December 8-9.

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