Egypt: Ashraf Sobhy – The Minister of Youth and Sports, has witnessed the launch of the Ripple program to support and develop entrepreneurship centres and business incubators in Egyptian and Arab universities. The programme was launched by the Arab Academy of Science and Technology, headed by Ismail Abdul Ghaffar.
The launch ceremony was held in the presence of Ambassador Ahmed Abu Al-Ghait Amin, the General Secretary of the Arab States, and Ali Malki, Assistant to the University of States for Economic Affairs, based at the headquarters of the University of Arab States with the participation of more than 30 Egyptian and Arab universities.
In his speech, Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sport, confirmed that the field of entrepreneurship comes at the forefront of the interests of the Ministry of Youth and Sport to create new opportunities for young entrepreneurs.
The ministry also aims to achieve the government’s work program in line with the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in terms of qualifying youth for the needs of the labour market.
Minister Sobhy also noted that the ministry has implemented a package of programs and projects in this framework, including “qualification of five million young people for the labour or market, development and other initiative, innovation and entrepreneurship camps initiative, entrepreneurship incubators, and an advisory program.”
It has been noted that the launched initiative works in the framework of training and providing young people with communication skills, goal setting, innovative thinking, employment skills, personal interview skills, and project management.
The Minister of Youth and Sports said that the Egyptian state is taking great interest in the youth and sports profile and opening its arms to all young people. The ministry also stressed ensuring it qualifies and acquiring the necessary skills for the job market.
“The state offers many programs both in entrepreneurship and private sector development projects and opens many fields for young people, which are reflected positively in its role on the economy,” added the minister.
Furthermore, the Minister of Youth and Sports also confirmed that the success of the Arab Academy of Science and Technology, headed by Ismail Abdul Ghaffar, represents an athletic model. The model will provide exceptional education, reinforced with all modern educational tools based on market needs.
On his part, Ismail Abdul Ghaffar expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the efforts of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, for supporting young entrepreneurs at the republic level, which is what we have touched on in all fields and occasions.
In his remarks, Ismail Abdul Ghaffar confirmed that the Academy had become an oasis for athletes and a model that respects universities with the highest athletic and educational structure that qualify them to host such major international events and events.
On the sidelines of the ceremony, Ashraf Sobhy, Minister of Youth and Sports, honoured the graduates of the first batch of the Faculty of Artificial Intelligence at the Arab Academy of Sciences.