The Egyptian Djiboutian Capacity Acceleration Initiative (EDCA) is an ambitious, high momentum cooperation between the Information Technology Institute (ITI) and the Djiboutian Ministries of Communications and Higher Education.
EDCA is an extension to ITI’s commitment to South to South cooperation and particularly within African countries. Capitalizing on the Institute’s experience in the area of Capacity Development and Consultancy for technology adoption as well as the strong bilateral ties between Egypt and Djibouti … EDCA was born.
The cooperation between ITI and the Djiboutian ministries aims to apply the Institute’s experience to the high potential ICT sector and Market of the Republic of Djibouti. Having said so; the cooperation aims to boost activities in three main lines that are :
- Creation of an Egyptian Djiboutian Capacity Development Centre of Excellence in Djibouti to serve as a capacity development hub for creating a sustainable flow of talent to the Djiboutian ICT market.
- Providing Human Capacity Development in the area of ICT for the Djiboutian public and private sector stakeholders to alleviate and enhance the Djiboutian ICT sector Capacity.
- Providing consultancy and strategic framework assistance to the Djiboutian Ministry of ICT in the area of Capacity Development strategies specifically targeting the acceleration of market growth.
The eagerness to cooperate was formalized through signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between both parties in the Djiboutian Capital in January 2015 serving as a Launchpad for the activities to be conducted under the umbrella of EDCA.