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President Al-Sisi Opens Youth Conference Fifth Edition

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Few days ago, the presidency launched “Ask the President” initiative from May 13 -15 to allow citizens to send President Sisi questions and express their opinions, the president himself later would be answering these questions and inquires.

 

Hence, the president, AbdelFatah Al-Sisi opened today the fifth edition of the National Youth Conference. The conference has 3 important sessions. The first session is about the Egyptian youth vision and their analytics of the Egyptian political scene, the second one is about the Egyptian state vision for the next 4 years and the last one is under the name “ask the president” in which the president answers the frequently asked questions by citizens.

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Amr Diab to Perform in Russia During World Cup

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Amr Diab

We can’t fly to the other side of the world to cheer for our national football team without seeing our favorite pop legend!

Amr Diab is set to perform on June 18th in Saint Petersburg, Russia; just one day before our Egypt’s big match against the host country itself, Russia.

The best-selling artist in the Middle East will sing “Al-Farha El-Leila” which was recorded specially for our football national team.

The legendary, Amr Diab is expected to take Russia by storm.

Fans will get the chance to watch a live streaming of this day’s matches on big screens available in the venue.

Tickets start from 150 USD and are available on Tickets Marche; get your early bird ticket here

The Egyptian megastar is currently working on his new album; do you think you will surprise his fans in Russia and bless us with a new hit?

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Imagine Cup: Microsoft Announces the National Winners

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Imagine cup is a global competition organized by Microsoft, aiming to give young developers the opportunity to acquire new and critical technical, business and team-building skills while having fun.

The 16th edition took place at Ain Shams University in Cairo, 21 teams competed against each other on the first round. The six finalists were assessed by experts at Microsoft Egypt. The finalists went head-to-head, with Team “Beach Safer” emerging victorious, while the teams “Gather” and “Pharos” were adjudged second and third runners-up, respectively. The winning team received a cash prize of 30,000EGP, which was handed over by Dr. Essam Khamis, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Azza El Shinawy, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Egypt and Noha Labib, Education Lead at Microsoft Egypt.

The winner team will get a chance to compete regionally with other teams and eventually move forward to World finals vying for a grand prize of $100,000, as well as the coveted Imagine Cup.

During the first round, 21 competing teams were whittled down to just six finalists following an internal assessment by experts at Microsoft Egypt. The finalists went head-to-head, with Team “Beach Safer” emerging victorious, while the teams “Gather” and “Pharos” were adjudged second and third runners-up, respectively. The winning team received a cash prize of 30,000EGP, which was handed over by Dr. Essam Khamis, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Azza El Shinawy, Public Sector Lead at Microsoft Egypt and Noha Labib, Education Lead at Microsoft Egypt.

“The quality of entries this year was remarkable, which is a clear indicator that technology students in Egypt are not only keeping pace with their international counterparts, but they are in a variety of ways spearheading technological innovation in the country. At Microsoft, we are proud to provide these young tech entrepreneurs the tools and the platform they need to succeed, and more importantly, make a positive difference in the world,” commented Khaled Abd El Kader, General Manager Microsoft Egypt.

He added: “Today’s students are the makers and doers that will build and change the world as we know it. At Microsoft, we believe this new generation of innovators has potential to face many of challenges facing the society.”

Imagine Cup gives an opportunity for young aspiring developers and entrepreneurs to collaborate, create and build technology applications; as well as creating business plans and gaining and understanding of the industry.

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#MakeWhatsNext : Microsoft partners with Egyptian Ministries, NGOs to train over 1,500 Egyptian women

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After launching #MakeWhatsNext program in 17 countries in the Middle East and Africa for the sake of women empowerment in the STEM fields, Microsoft Egypt partnered with the ministry of youth and sports to organize a 5-day training session in 43 youth centers across 26 governorates benefiting over 1000 young Egyptian girls.

 

The event delivered hands-on professional training using the latest Microsoft technologies to perform essential jobs tasks, such as e-mail and report writing, negotiation, and the principles of financial management.

Partnering as well with the ministry of Information Technology and Communication, Microsoft Egypt hosted a five-day educational seminar at five selected NGO offices across Egypt attended by around 200 girls. The training focused on soft skills, digital literacy, and an “Hour of Code” session.

 

“The Ministry is implementing many activities that support the participation of young women and enhance their skills in technology in cooperation with Microsoft, as well as expanding the participation of women in the business sector that depends mainly on technological skills. #MakeWhatsNext is one of these activities, and it aims to develop the skills of more than 100,000 young women, with a target to reach up to 10 million women and families. The initiative works to create an integrated environment to empower and encourage girls to pursuit careers in ICT.” Stated Eng. Khalid Abdul Aziz, Minister of Youth and Sports.

 

The initiative seeks to encourage more Egyptian female entrepreneurs to conquer the ICT sector that’s is considered a male dominated field.

 

TechWomen program is another intuitive that seeks to mentor young ladies and expose them to international STEM careers carried out a one-day event that hosted 100 Egyptian young women professionals and entrepreneurs in the STEM fields. Microsoft Egypt also partnered with TechneDrifts to host a tour across nine governorates in order to support the building of local entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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