The Finnish-Egyptian Education Forum launched the Regional Initiative for knowledge and Innovation on Saturday.
Nabila Makram, minister of migration and expatriates’ affairs, in cooperation with the regional center for information technology, Education Ministry and the University of Helsinki in Finland took part in that initiative.
The launching ceremony was attended by Minister of Education Dr. Tarek Shawky, Minister of Military Production Dr. Mohamed El Assar, Parliamentrian Minister Counselor Omar Marawan and President’s Advisor for Financial Affairs Major-General Mohamed Amin.
The participants instructed to set up a regional Finnish Center for Knowledge and Innovation in Cairo.
The minister of immigration said that her participation comes within the outcomes of Egypt’s Can Conference by Education, which came in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.
Makram noted that the Egyptian-Finnish experience is full of benefits and mutual gains in different arenas such as spread and development of knowledge and related technology, as well as digital economics.
The initiative aims to support pioneering initiatives for the purpose of improving university education and scientific research, along with cooperation with educational institutions in different fields.
The regional center will contribute to backing efforts of building economics which rely on knowledge, digital communities, creative initiatives and social innovations for sake of Africa and Arab World.
The ceremony was held on Sept 7 and 8 with participation of senior and high-level characters in the field of education.
The President of the Board of Trustees of the University of Helsinki Tarja Halloween, a high-level delegation from the Finnish Education Sector and the President of the Regional Center Dr. Hisham Sharif attended the two-day event.
Contributed by Nawal Sayed