Egypt’s Cabinet approves a 6-month remote work trial period



Thu, 11 May 2023 - 03:34 GMT


Thu, 11 May 2023 - 03:34 GMT

The Egyptian Cabinet is implementing a remote work system for governmental entities’ employees.

A report by Global Workplace Analytics, found that employers can save up to $11,000 per year for every employee who works remotely half the time.

A trial period will take place in the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Central Agency for Organization and Administration, for a period of 6 months.

By the end of the six-month period, the results of the trial will be presented to the cabinet.

This decision comes in line with Egypt’s framework to promote digital transformation. This has been done through the launch of several initiatives to encourage using electronic means of communication and information technologies in various sectors including banking and finance, healthcare, and education among others.

Earlier this year, Egypt’s MCIT announced that the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI) is now accepting applications for the four-month scholarship of the Digital Egypt Youth initiative until 24 June.

The initiative has more than 15 professional tracks including: Industrial Cybersecurity, Cloud Security and Artificial Intelligence (AI) among other tracks.

In addition to that, Egypt’s National Council for AI recently launched a charter for the responsible use of AI and the MCIT minister affirmed that Egypt is keen to implement its National Strategy for AI in order to adapt AI technologies to serve Egypt across all fields.



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