DNS-EC, IBM Launch Skill Development Training Program

The Domain Name System Entrepreneurship Center (DNS-EC), in cooperation with IBM, has announced providing training programs, serving IBM and DNS-EC goals. The programs aim at enhancing capacity building in technology and innovation as an essential pivot in the development process in Egypt, Africa and the Middle East.

The programs focus on enhancing skills in various fields such as cybersecurity, domain names, mobile computing, cloud computing and other latest emerging technologies. The second joint training program between IBM and DNS-EC is currently being held on October 30 – November 6, at IBM headquarters in Cairo, where the program is attended by 40 trainees.

The first joint training program between IBM and DNS-EC was held on July 10 – 21, for the students of the Faculty of Computers and Information Sciences at Ain Shams University. Similar training sessions will be held during the coming period in some governorates such as Assiut, Menoufia, as well as some Arab and African countries such as UAE, Tunisia, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and others.

The programs are within the framework of the national strategy aiming at promoting cooperation and exchanging experiences with the Arab and African countries. This kind of cooperation will serve to stimulate and develop the domain names industry in the region, as well as other relevant industries such as applications and content.

IBM, in partnership with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), aims to broaden student scientific horizons and academic curricula; experts define areas of Internet protocols and fields and how to employ them as part of the ecosystems development in the region.

DNS-EC has been established in the framework of an agreement between NTRA and ICANN, with the aim to raise awareness of the significance of building a sustainable domain name industry in Egypt, Africa and Middle East.

Source: Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.