ICT for Women Portal

Details of the organization
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
  • The organization has a strategy for coordinating WSIS Implementation at the national level: Yes
  • The organization has a national e-strategy: Yes

Information about the project
ICT for Women Portal
The ICT for Woman Portal is the first Egyptian Bilingual (Arabic/English) Portal specialized in developing and empowering women through ICT. This initiative was developed by the Egyptian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as a one-stop shop for all the Egyptian girls and women belonging to different community groups and who are interested in the ICT field; among them the marginalized remote areas. The objective of the "ICT for Woman" initiative is to support females and empower them to use ICT various tools in all aspects of life. It aims at boosting the benefits of women’s abilities and to overcome the challenges they are facing; to better serve their communities and improve their welfare. The portal provides different services for her; including capacity building programs to encourage women to be entrepreneurs and the available ICT job opportunities offered by national and international companies in various specializations. It also displays the latest ICT female statistics in Egypt (accessibility and usage of ICT in the different sectors); based on up-to-date international methodologies. Furthermore, the portal avails different studies on how to empower women through ICT, national ICT initiatives directed to females and success stories. In parallel, this initiative developed a dissemination mechanism between the MCIT and the interested partners and stakeholders through organizing regional conferences across Egypt. Top notched women in the ICT filed are also being awarded on an annual basis to celebrate the manifestation between ICT and Women in Egypt.
National implementation: Egypt
Ongoing from 20/09/2016 to 31/12/2020
USAID UNDP Microsoft

WSIS information
* Access to information and knowledge
  • Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
  • Project
  • Conference
  • Training initiative
  • Website
  • Database