Baraka - Hoda

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Dr. Hoda Baraka is the First Deputy to Minister of Communications and Information Technology. Earlier, she was appointed as the Senior Advisor to the Minister for IT infrastructure Sector, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

Dr. Baraka has twenty five years of extensive experience as consultant in the field of information technology for public and private sector. She has been an active member in the field of Information Technology, particularly in information systems analysis, design, automation, project management, planning, scheduling, reporting, and team organization in different governmental sectors since 1983. Her consulting achievements include: policy development, infrastructure development, ICT for community development, Sustainable development, Human Resource Development, Capacity Building & Training.

Dr. Baraka is a participant in many national projects in both private and government sectors. She also has achievements in formulating Public Private Partnerships (PPP), establishing protocols and business linkages among various stakeholders, supervising national ICT projects in the fields of :education, e-government, e-health, e-content, national databases, and geographical information systems.

Dr. Baraka is the Director of the Egyptian Education Initiative (EEI) which was launched at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in May 2006 with the aim of improving the quality of education using ICT tools.

Dr. Baraka is also the Project Director of the Egypt ICT Trust Fund, a mechanism created between the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the United Nations Development Program to promote the usage of ICT in development. She has now supervised six successful projects under the trust fund, namely the Smart Schools, ICT for Illiteracy Eradication, Mobile ICT Unit, Community Knowledge Generation e-Library, Community Development Portal projects, and SMEs Development through ICT.

Dr. Baraka is also a Professor at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. In this capacity, she has made many presentations at national and international conferences regarding information technology, networking, database design and software engineering.