Sana’a, November 29, 2021 (Technology Society Magazine) – Participants in the programming and entrepreneurship event recommended the adoption of a national program for the software industry to advance the software sector in the Republic of Yemen.
The participants in the two-day event, which was held by We Are All Creators of Development Technology in cooperation with the Higher Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation and the Information Technology Center at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, stressed the need to strengthen cooperation and partnership between the government, the private sector, academic institutions and civil society organizations to train and qualify young people and provide them with the digital skills they need to develop programming work and benefit from the experiences of others in this aspect.
- The state adopts a national program by launching a set of effective decisions necessary to promote the software sector in the Republic of Yemen according to accurate objective studies of the required need at the hands of specialized experts and Yemeni competencies from home and abroad.
- Cooperation and coordination between the government, the private sector, academic and concerned institutions to provide youth with advanced digital skills that contribute to achieving sustainable and inclusive economic development goals in Yemen.
- Supported workshops, digital platforms and awareness events.
- Developing laws and issuing the necessary legislation.
- Competencies platform for exporting programmers (GitHub).
- Develop a strategy to update the programming curricula in universities, colleges, schools, institutes and training centers in line with global developments.
- Enhancing awareness of the importance of innovation and computer programming, with a focus on training primary school students on programming and digital literacy in coordination with the competent authorities.
- Spreading community awareness of the importance of programming as a technical facilitator that simulates the technological age.
- Forming a syndicate or union of Yemeni programmers to deal with their affairs, organize their work and direct investment in this aspect in cooperation with the relevant authorities.
- Adopting funding for scientific research that contributes to raising the economic level of the country and solving the problems facing the labor market through the Ministry of Higher Education and the concerned bodies.
- Supporting open source systems and programmers on open source and adding them in the curriculum.
- Giving tax privileges to companies while obliging them to take into account the practical application of university students as an apprenticeship.
- Establishing complementary partnerships with the private sector, the government sector and civil society organizations specialized in the field of programming to enable students to apply to various sectors of the labor market to ensure that they acquire skills and experiences that meet the needs of the labor market.
- Developing work methods and shifting towards e-business and keeping pace with developments in the technical sector (activating e-government).
- Support the activities of organizations related to the work of summer camps for young programmers (new adults).
- Raising the functionality of programming within Yemeni institutions and raising the salaries of programmers.
- Take advantage of free platforms, and partner with the largest Yemeni companies to build Yemeni programming education platforms.
- Encouraging the establishment of companies working in the field of (out source) external source.
- Activating the signing of cooperation and partnership agreements by Yemeni universities with international companies.
- Educational institutions and the Skills Development Fund are obliged to hold qualitative training courses for students and graduates.
- Supporting local companies and giving priority when purchasing software products if available.
- Supporting the private sector with contracts for analysis and design of systems that are compatible with the nature of the work of each institution.
- Launching November 28 as a national day for Yemeni programmers.
The Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Hussein Hazeb, praised the efforts of the We Are All Creators of Development Technology Organization to organize these events and scientific activities and their role in raising community awareness of information technology and the software industry for the crisis.
He pointed out that the interaction of everyone and their interest in participating in this event is a clear embodiment of the level of responsibility they feel towards the homeland and the duty that the construction hands look forward to implementing in parallel with the hands of defense and defense of fever.
He stressed the ministry’s readiness to provide all necessary facilities to support the information technology and software industry and encourage and stimulate scientific research, creativity and innovation in the fields of computing and technology.
While the Executive Director of the We Are All Creators of Developmental Technology Organization, Wafaa Al-Ariqi, explained that this event comes within the organization’s programs in the scientific fields to encourage programmers and technicians in the field of programming who have projects that carry new ideas and contribute to community service, whether economically, healthily or educationally, in the field of organizing the livelihoods of community members and contributing to the prosperity and development of the knowledge economy.
She stressed that the organization will work to follow up the implementation of the recommendations that will come out of the event in cooperation with all governmental and private stakeholders in order to achieve the goal of organizing and holding the event.
His Excellency the Minister of Higher Education, together with the Executive Director of the Organization, honored the ministries, institutions, sponsors and participation from the public and private sectors that contributed to the success of this event, and they are the main sponsors (Technology Society Magazine, Yemen Mobile, General Investment Authority, and Al-Amal Bank for Microfinance), diamond sponsors (TeleYemen, Technology Community Center for Training and Consulting), gold sponsors (Cash e-wallet, Telecommunications Corporation, Ibdaa Soft, Artway Office for Media and Advertising Services) and silver sponsors. (Kuwait Real Estate Development Company, American Applied Institute, Ebdaa Lab Office for Software and Smart Solutions).
In conclusion, the grants were distributed and entrepreneurs were honored by the Technology Community Center for Training and Consultation, which provided more than 60 training grants for entrepreneurs in programming in the field of mobile applications, web applications and the field of artificial intelligence, and the organization also honored entrepreneurs for 17 grants provided by Al-Amal Bank for Microfinance through the Entrepreneurship and Financial Inclusion Project of the European Union and Silatech, and also ten programmers were honored with training diplomas for mobile maintenance and programming, maintenance and computer programming and a diploma. English language provided by the American Applied Institute.