Microsoft Partners with MCIT on Sustainability Management
On the sidelines of COP27, technology leader Microsoft Egypt has announced two key sustainability management partnerships with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).
The MoU was signed between Eng. Raafat Hendy, information infrastructure director at MCIT, and Eng. Mirna Arif, General Manager of Microsoft Egypt to establish a Government Center of Excellence for Emissions Accounting and Reporting digitally (GEAR COE).
GEAR COE will enable the Egyptian authorities to digitally record, measure and report on carbon emissions, which will contribute to achieving institutional sustainability.
Specialized training programs will also be provided for software developers in the fields of sustainable cloud computing, in addition to other training packages for decision makers, business owners and government leaders on topics related to technology based sustainability solutions.
In partnership with MCIT and other third parties, Microsoft will identify start-ups developing sustainability solutions to be enrolled in the Microsoft Entrepreneurship for Positive Impact program.
Dr. Amr Talat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said: "This cooperation is consistent in time and space with the State's efforts to adopt eco-friendly policies.
"It coincides with Egypt's assumption of the presidency of the twenty-seventh session of the Climate Change Conference, and in light of the declaration of Sharm el-Sheikh as Egypt's first green city".