Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) at the discussion table of the Nasser Scholarship for International Leadership
The Ministry of Youth and Sports organized a dialogue session on the role of the IDSC, with the participation of Major General Hamdi Helmy, Head of the Central Department for Strategic Planning and Projects at the IDSC, and Major General Mohamed Abdel Maksoud, Head of the Crisis and Disaster Management Sector and Risk Reduction, Dr. Reham Sadiq, Director of the General Department of Strategic Planning, Engineer Walid Jado, Head of the Community Communication Hub, and Hassan Ghazali, General Coordinator of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership.
This came at the opening of the activities of the eighth day of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in its third edition, organized under the auspices of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah ASisi, President of the Republic, with the participation of 150 young leaders from non-aligned and friendly countries, and whose effectiveness will be held during the period from May 31 to June 17, 2022 The Engineering Authority House in Cairo under the slogan “Youth of Non-Alignedness and South Cooperation in the South”.
Dr. Reham Sadiq, Director of the General Department for Strategic Planning at IDSC, addressed, during her speech at the opening session of the activities of the eighth day of the fellowship in its third edition, the emergence of the IDSC in 1985 and the many transformations that the center witnessed to keep pace with the changes that the Egyptian society went through, as it specialized in its first stage (1985-1999) to develop the information infrastructure in Egypt. Then the establishment of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology in 1999 was a major turning point in its path, to play its role as a “think tank” that supports the efforts of the decision-maker in various fields. Development, with the establishment of a societal dialogue, and building communication channels with the Egyptian citizen, who is considered the ultimate goal of development. Sadiq added that the work paths that the IDSC operates in include openness and presence at the local and international levels, support for public policymakers, and the development of Mechanisms and tools for community communication, support for digital transformation efforts, support for the state’s readiness in the face of crises and disasters, and institutional development for institutions, as she explained in her speech. The awards received by the center.
For his part, Major General Hamdi Helmy, Head of the Central Department for Strategic Planning and Projects at the IDSC, reviewed, during his speech at the opening session of the activities of the eighth day of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership, the challenges confronting think tanks, including limited funding, the need to develop the relationship with decision makers, the rapid technological development, and the resulting dumping of information and huge data. He also addressed the vision of the IDSC represented in being the first locally and internationally distinguished think tank, the most influential on decision-making circles in order to achieve Egypt’s future vision, and Helmy added that The strategic direction of the Information and Decision Support Center is that it is a think tank that works to support public policy-making through an in-depth study of multi-dimensional issues and to present alternatives and innovative ideas to confront challenges and develop development efforts with the participation of the concerned parties, strategic goals, expand the institutional excellence of the center, and develop the knowledge society as well as Enhancing public policy-making and supporting the state’s readiness to manage crises and disasters risks.
During his speech at the opening of the activities of the eighth day of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in its third edition, Major General Mohamed Abdel Maqsoud, Head of the Crisis and Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Sector addressed the strategy of the IDSC in Crisis and Disaster Management, explaining that the whole world is going through With multiple crises and risks, therefore, it is important for us to be prepared and ready to deal with any of the risks or crises. Abdul Maqsoud added that good handling of crises and disasters ensures the preservation of the state’s survival as well as protecting the security of the homeland and citizens, and achieving the economic well-being of the people. The Egyptian state manages some of the crises and disasters that have occurred, and works within the framework of strategic planning in the pre-crisis stages in which a national plan is planned for how to deal with crises. Efficiently and effectively, which made the repercussions of the crisis on us less harmful than its repercussions on many countries of the world.
For his part, Dr. Eng. Walid Jado, Head of the Community Communication Hub at the IDSC, tackled during the opening session of the activities of the eighth day of the Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in its third edition, about the role of the Community Communication Hub at the IDSC within the framework of the process of linking the center with the listeners through modern means and tools that ensure the occurrence of such community communication and achieve the desired goal within the framework and objectives of the Information and Decision Support Center, in addition to the Center’s work in the field of enhancing communication by developing relations with the community of researchers and partners, where we cannot do anything without communication and reaching To new mechanisms for communication, as well as developing an awareness-raising role and participating in events with international partners.
The inaugural dialogue session of the activities of the eighth day of the Nasser International Leadership Scholarship witnessed a group of discussions for the grant participants with the lecturers; Where the participants asked a number of questions, inquiries and interventions during the session, amid interaction and a warm welcome and happiness from everyone with this distinguished session and the information they got to know.
For his part, Hassan Ghazaly, General Coordinator of Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in its third edition, explained that the Nasser Scholarship for International Leadership gives an equal opportunity for both nationalities, as indicated by the fifth goal of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030, as well as empowering youth and giving the opportunity for actors from different countries of the world to mix with each other and form partnerships In various fields, not only at the continental level, but also at the global level, as indicated by the seventeenth goal of the sustainable development goals, adding that the Nasser Scholarship for International Leadership, in its third edition, aims to transfer the ancient Egyptian experience in consolidating and building national institutions as well as creating a generation of young leaders from non-aligned countries With a vision in line with the South-South partnership, and raising awareness of the historically and future role of the Non-Aligned Movement.
It is worth noting that a workshop will be organized for participants in the third edition of the Nasser International Leadership Scholarship within the activities of the eighth day of the grant on “The Role of Women” within the framework of the “Global Citizen Talk” workshops that are organized in the grant with the participation of Coach Ahmed Negm, one of the participants in the third batch of Nasser Scholarship for International Leadership.