The partnership aims to boost cooperation between and civil society organizations (CSOs) and academia within the environmental and ICT sectors
As part of its efforts to raise awareness on environmental and climate change issues, as well as build Egyptians’ green skills, the Central Department of Digital Community Development at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Research at Ain Shams University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The MoU is within the MCIT’s strategy for developing human development and digital transformation plans, as well as promoting the protection of the environment and promote green recovery using the latest technologies.
It will help meet the current demand of raising environmental awareness as part of the efforts exerted to build people’s IT skills, explained a MCIT statement.
The partnership aims to boost cooperation between and civil society organizations (CSOs) and academia within the environmental and ICT sectors, it added.
This is to raise awareness of environmental sustainability, foster the use of IT tools in protecting the environment, and introduce green recovery.
The agreement includes the creation of an online platform to fully convert the training courses provided by the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Research into digital content to promote e-learning, as well as upskilling and building the capacity of the faculty’s members and supporting the creation of their own e-content centered on environmental research and climate change.
By upskilling and developing the skills and capabilities of faculty members and youths, the platform will support the creation of a responsible society capable of facing and responding to environmental challenges and mitigating their risks, the MCIT pointed out.
Additionally, the MoU is within MCIT role in preparing for and participating in the 27th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 27), which will be held in Sharm El Sheikh.