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Advocacy Panel Egypt – THE NEXT SOCIETY

Cairo Egypt

We are pleased to invite you to become a member of the National Advocacy Panel for an Innovation Policy Agenda in Egypt and to take part in its first meeting that will be held in Cairo on 23 April 2018.

This high level meeting is organised by ITIDA (Information Technology Industry Development Agency) with the support of GAFI (General Authority For Investments) and ANIMA Investment Network in the frame of THE NEXT SOCIETY, an initiative funded by the European Union that aims to support innovation in the Mediterranean, with selected national and international innovation stakeholders.

Acting as a Task Force at national level, the goal of THE NEXT SOCIETY Advocacy Panel is to oversee innovation roadmap formulation, its implementation, evaluation and update, with the objective of:

  • Strengthening the national Innovation system,
  • Fostering coordination among actors involved,
  • Improving concrete instruments of the innovation policy.

The first meeting of this Advocacy Panel will include presentations of ranking analysis and enterprise surveys as well as international best practices on innovation and competitiveness.

The priority policy measures to support innovation and competitiveness decided by the Advocacy Panel members, will be implemented thanks to technical assistance missions conducted by international experts.

To reach its goals, and guarantee a sustainable and inclusive approach, the Advocacy Panel will be composed of EU and Egyptian private sector representatives and investors, innovation stakeholders, relevant Ministries and their agencies, the European Union Delegation to Egypt as well as academic experts. Special attention to the private sector will be given to ensure they are involved in the national innovation agenda.

To participate in this meeting, please contact:

Rasha Tantawi, ITIDA


For more information:

Please contact Mathias Fillon, ANIMA Investment Network


+33 4 96 11 18 19

Venue: Smart Village, Building (B121) Cairo Alexandria Desert Road, Cairo

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Download the concept note

The logistical note, including useful information and practical details, will be sent to the participants in the coming days.

Download THE NEXT SOCIETY brochure