Under the Auspices of Prof. Cherif Khater, the President of Mansoura University, and Prof. Ashraf Hafez, the Vice-President of Graduate Studies and Academic Research, within the framework of the agreement between Mansoura University and the National Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, Mansoura University participated in the training program "Digital Governance and Anti-Corruption" from January 18th to January 27th, 2023 in the University of the United Nations in Guimarães, Portugal.
The program dealt with the use of technology and digital transformation in designing anti-corruption policies. The importance of this lies in the fact that digital transformation can lead to a huge impact in terms of good governance and transparency. It also tackled and showed cases many countries, including the United States of America, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Georgia and Portugal. Moreover, it focuses much more on participation and civic engagement as an essential part of the process of digital transformation and digital governance. The program also included a field visit to government entities in in Lisbon such as the Court of Auditors and corruption Prevention Council (CPC). It is the supreme body which is entrusted with the monitoring of public expenses’ legality and with the assessment of accounts the law submits to it.
It is worth noting that this is the second participation of Mansoura University in the program, as the first participation took place last November. Mansoura University was represented by Prof. Sherif Badawy, Vice- Dean of the Faculty of Engineering for Graduate Studies and Academic Research.
The participants from Mansoura University in this cohort are :
Prof. Rehab Al-Sharnouby, Vice- Dean of Graduate Studies and Academic Research at the Faculty of Tourism and Hotels
Dr. Ahmed Fekry, the Director of the TICO at Mansoura University
Dr. Samah Elsaid, the Deputy Director of Mansoura University Development Centre and the Coordinator of the agreement with NIGSD.