“To achieve our targets we need a strong hosting platform, one that is reliable, flexible and scalable and one that can support our open source architecture. Azure provides all this and more.”

Tarek Emam, IT Manager, Egypt Ministry of Youth and Sports

Egypt’s Ministry of Youth and Sports has played a central role in the reform of the country following the revolution of 2011. Following the revolution, new laws and initiatives were introduced aimed at the economic well-being of the country and its people. With 60% of Egypt’s 82 million people under age 30, reaching this demographic is critically important for the government.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports is responsible for providing guidance and imparting knowledge to the country’s young people. To launch a portal designed to engage with the nation’s burgeoning young population, the Ministry turned to Azure. It replaced the existing hosting platform for an open source portal running on Azure, thereby gaining flexibility, scalability, security, and ease of management. The portal is a crucial part of bringing the enormously influential demographic into the political fold and providing young people with a voice at the voting polls, as well as engaging them in positive activities.

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