El-Said said that innovation and creativity are essential components of the national agenda for sustainable development and Egypt Vision 2030. She also said that attention to issues of knowledge and creativity has become mandatory, due to the global ec...
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El-Said said that innovation and creativity are essential components of the national agenda for sustainable development and Egypt Vision 2030. She also said that attention to issues of knowledge and creativity has become mandatory, due to the global economic and social development challenges brought on by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The minister said that the transformation into a knowledge economy and society is no longer a sub-issue of concern to the elite. This transformation must be incorporated into Egypt’s various economic, social and environmental development policies and programmes, while qualifying the appropriate legislative and institutional environment for this transformation.
This would occur in addition to encouraging creativity and innovation, whilst also promoting the culture that supports this.She said that the Egyptian government’s 2018-2022 programme highlights several pathways for spreading the culture of innovation.
El-Said also said that the state is providing full support for entrepreneurship and incubators to stimulate innovation and creativity, with the aim of promoting youth empowerment and maximising their creativity. The minister noted the importance of mobilising resources to intensify investment in scientific research and knowledge-intensive industries as well as providing opportunities for learning, training and capacity-building.
She highlighted that these goals will not be achieved without increased cooperation and efforts among development partners, including the government, the private sector and civil society, whether national, regional or international. She said that her ministry has launched the Egypt Prize for Government Services Applications. This stems from the belief in the importance of creativity and innovation, as well as the role of youth, in developing the system of governance.