This Egypt ICT Trust Fund project entitled “ICT for Comprehensive Community Development (ICT4CCD)” aims to strengthen the impacts of the comprehensive development on citizens’ lives using ICTs. The project supports the national plan through achieving two main outcomes:
1) Local economic development in Egypt is strengthened.
2) Active Citizenship and social communities are empowered.
ICT4CCD adapts four main objectives to foster the comprehensive development process in Egypt:
I - Enhance the growth of SMEs & social Entrepreneurs and build the capacities of youth: to support the creation of a healthy competitive business environment for micro, small and medium enterprises (M/SME), encourage social entrepreneurships, and increase jobs and incomes using ICT solutions.
II- Provide Integrated health, education, and community development and environment services to urban and rural communities: to build a knowledge society for the prosperity and well-being of Egyptian citizens using ICTs.
III- Create private sector employment opportunities for youth: to foster Income Generation through increasing self-employment and private sector’s employability opportunities for youth.
IV- Build Partnerships for Best Practices: to establish partnerships with the private sector, fostering existing partnerships with developmental institutions, and promoting South-South cooperation, with a special focus on collaboration with African nations as well as Middle East countries.