Research of Finance and Economic Studies Centre at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University organized a workshop in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and Follow-up administrative reform and project effective planning and services on sustainable development strategy Egypt’s vision 2030 to discuss “a pivotal education, training and knowledge, innovation and scientific research, in order to support community dialogue and participation. The It was held at the headquarters of the financial and economic research and studies center at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University on September 6, 2015.
Figures of the first session began to discuss the focus of education and training under the chairmanship of Prof. / Hala El Said, and the doctor / Nihal sifter first Minister of Planning and Follow-up and Administrative Reform Assistant, presented the introduction to the stages of preparation of the strategy and the establishment of the Ministry of Planning and Administrative Reform hosting efforts starting from January 2014, and use of all Previous visions and strategies, and cooperation with an Egyptian consulting firm “Logic” to manage sessions and coordinate the different axes. Also it confirmed that in the near future will be the launch of a special strategy for the site be available to all.
The new sustainable development strategy in Egypt in 2030, is that it was developed through community participation as prepared by experts and specialists from civil society, the private sector and academics. The strategy consistent with the global trend and is focusing on achieving sustainable development goals. The strategy also aims to become Egypt by 2030 among the top 30 countries in terms of economic development, competitiveness, human development and the fight against corruption.
The focus of education and training is one of the axes of the twelve strategic and including, the focus of education, innovation and knowledge and scientific research, and social justice, transparency and efficiency of government institutions, economic development, and urban development, energy, culture, environment, internal politics, security and national foreign and health policy. Was presented a vision axis: to be by 2030, there is universal access to education and training of high quality, without discrimination, within the framework of the founders of the system, efficient, equitable, sustainable, and to be based on the learner and the trainee is capable of thinking and skilled team technically and technically and technology, and also to contribute to the building of personal Integrated and launch capabilities to the fullest extent of the citizen Moataz itself, enlightened, creative, responsible, met pluralism, respects diversity, proud history of his country, and eager to build their future and unable to cope with the competitive regional and global entities.
Was presented the strategic objectives of pre-university education, the first objective is to improve the quality of the educational system in schools in line with global positioning systems. This target requires compliance with the rules of credit and quality, enabling the learner and the teacher of the twentieth century atheist and requirements and curriculum development, and interest in the Arabic language.
It focuses on the other middle target availability without discrimination, in the sense of non-discrimination against women and people with special needs, and the talented, ensures availability without discrimination, because of their color and social level is something that needs to change the culture of the society through education and the media. The third strategic objective focuses on competitive systems and improve learning outcomes, targeting strategy that reaches Egypt ranked thirtieth in the Global Competitiveness Index, Education is an important component of this index. He also stressed the need to link education outputs and labor market requirements.
It discussed the second session of the seminar knowledge, innovation and scientific research hub, under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. / Abla al-Khawaja – assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, and I talked this through Prof. Dr. / Mona eltobgy session – Minister of Scientific Research Advisor. At the beginning of the meeting, it was first to address the vision axis: Egypt creator and producer of technology and knowledge society, and features an integrated system guarantees the development value of the innovation and knowledge, and knowledge linking applications and outputs of innovation goals and national challenges.
Then it has been the strategic objectives sought by knowledge and innovation and scientific research axis, which represents most notably in the first: appropriate for innovation and knowledge and create a production environment. Second, activation and development of an integrated national system of innovation. Third: Linking knowledge, innovation and scientific research priorities.
The strategy is based on a set of performance measurement indicators that help to monitor and evaluate the performance, so that each goal is associated with a set of indicators that help to continue to achieve and accomplish. Among these indicators, the order of Egypt in the Global Innovation Index, which is designed to Egypt to arrange the center up to sixty, between nearly 200 countries by 2030 compared to the current arranged (ranked 99). Efficiency innovation rate index, the social return on investment in innovation index, the index ratio of the local component in the national industrialization, and the index ratio of the contribution of knowledge economy in the gross national product. She also stressed the importance for companies to innovation in the production process and the arts of production, especially since most companies focus on the areas of innovation, which relate to the art of management, marketing, warehousing and procurement.
On the other hand, made it clear that there is a set of challenges to the promotion of innovation and knowledge and scientific research in Egypt, which is the most important in the weakness of innovation and property rights culture in Egypt, poor coordination between the needs of society and innovation, the weakness of the legislative system for the protection of innovation, twice the capacity of small companies and medium-sized innovation, and inadequate incentives for innovation in the Egyptian society.