The Egyptian government has been training thousands of its young employees to build a “new leading generation,” as part of its efforts to improve the level of services provided to citizens.
Local Development Minister Mahmoud Shaarawy said the training plan for the current fiscal year included 126 courses, benefiting 5,500 trainees over 159 training weeks, with a total of 788 training days.
Shaarawy pointed out that 106 training courses have been given so far, benefiting 4,955 trainees, adding that 20 training courses will be given until the end of the training plan, benefiting 545 individuals.
The Minister issued a statement on Wednesday indicating that the plan has been modified to include eight new training courses for workers and leaders in the Decent Life Initiative, benefitting 650 trainees.
It also includes six updated courses for graduates of the "Future Leaders" courses to enhance their skills in effective management and leadership methodologies, in cooperation with the Regional Center for Sustainable Development and Foresight Studies for 150 trainees.
These courses tackle patterns of thinking, self-management skills for a more developed society, risk management and business continuity, strategic planning, governance for sustainable development, preparing scenarios and foreseeing the future, and organizational flexibility for rational government institutions.
Shaarawy said two workshops were organized for this purpose. One for the digital transformation units in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and the other for graduates of the last three years of Training of Trainers (TOT) courses.
He explained that the training plan also included adding training courses to comply with the amended work-related laws.
Ten courses and workshops were also organized for the Decent Life Initiative, in cooperation with the Upper Egypt Development Program and the Dutch Municipal Union (VNG), benefitting 750 trainees.
Shaarawy said the training plan addressed various issues, including administrative reform, technology centers, citizen service centers, English language, local leaders and supervisory positions, digital transformation, computer and its applications, TOT, media and community communication, preparing future leaders, project management, financial management and human resource development, as well as geographic information systems (GIS).
In addition to inventory and management of state property, advertising laws, public stores, the population strategic plan, and the community protection units created in the ministry and governorates, such as equal opportunities, child protection, executive women leaders and pioneers, human rights and international cooperation, and population policy units.
The Minister directed to continue increasing the interactive training space, implementing advanced courses for the graduates, and developing training rooms, presentation tools and smart interactive training.