Minister of International Cooperation Rania Al-Mashat - Press Photo
CAIRO - 30 December 2021: The Ministry of International Cooperation has organized a number of training programs for government employees in cooperation with development partners to boost human capital, invest in capacity building and thereby improve the effectiveness of the public sector.
During 2021, a training course on effective management of development finances was implemented in partnership with the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOIKA) and the Korean Institute for Development Strategies (KDS), for the research and technical teams in the Ministry.
The Ministry also organized with the Chinese Ministry of Commerce nearly 55 virtual training programs to build capacities in the fields of health, technical education, e-commerce, agriculture, modern irrigation technology, city planning and green transformation, which has benefited a large number of government officials across all levels.
The Ministry also coordinated a number of master's and doctoral programs during the past year from prestigious Chinese universities.
Moreover, the senior staff of the Ministry of International Cooperation attended an e-learning course, organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), which was titled, “Integrated Recovery Planning and Policy Coherence Towards SDGs,” to identify the key gaps that need to be closed to bring about change, with a particular focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, and to analyze effective engagement with stakeholders through assessing and mapping inter-sectoral interactions to identify strategic policy options for recovery and resilience to shocks.
This is in addition to providing examples of tools and methods for integrated planning and policy coherence, and conducting an assessment of the readiness of institutions for the coherence of institutional policies that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within the framework of cooperation between the Ministry and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), a training program was held for executives on supporting productivity, decision-making and strategic leadership, and over three days a series of interactive sessions and activities to enhance the spirit of teamwork and organizational culture.
In the past four years, more than 1,100 training programs have been implemented in cooperation with China, benefiting 4,000 government officials, in addition to providing 25 specialized programs in priority sectors to support 300 government employees in health, population, agriculture, electricity and tourism.