Getting to the heart of Communities

Getting to the heart of Communities A trip to the host communities of the Syrian Refugees     As the sun appeared over the horizon, a group from the Projects development Agency (Mashareea Masr) Development Agency and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) headed to Alexandria governorate for a...

UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Project wins the Emirates Energy Award

UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Improvement Project implemented by Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is awarded the Special Recognition Award under the Emirates Energy Award 2017.  The UNDP-GEF project has received the award on 24 October 2017 within the inauguration ceremony of the Green Climate Summit...

EU, UNDP and the Government of Egypt work together towards mine clearance and the development of North West Coast region

(El Alamein, 23rd October 2017) On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the battles of El Alamein, Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, and Mr. Richard Dictus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Egypt, accompanied by EU and UNDP...

GCF approves USD 31.4 million for a UNDP Project to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) 18th Board meeting, convened in Cairo, has approved the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project entitled “Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast of Egypt” to be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation with a total budget of USD 31.4...

Country Director Speech: Ministry of Investment & International Cooperation and World Bank Workshop: Advancing SDG Implementation in Egypt: Creating a Policy Vision to Facilitate Finance

Statement of Randa Aboul-Hosn, UNDP Country Director Excellency, Dr. Sahar Nasr, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Mr. Arvind Mungar, Head of programmes at the British Embassy Mr. Jos Verbeek, Special Representative to the WTO and UN, Geneva, the World Bank Mr. Robert Beschel, Global Lead,...

UNDP hosts a communication and media skills course for government representatives and project managers

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has organized a Media and Communication Skills Course on 17 and 18 September 2017, conducted by the Center for Communication Development (CDC), to enhance the government’s communication and visibility efforts, provide support to the projects and ministries in...

The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation launches “Fekretak Sherketak” initiative to encourage start-ups and promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt, in partnership with UNDP and EFG-Hermes

On 12 September 2017, the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Sahar Nasr launched “Fekretak Sherketak” Initiative, an innovative initiative to encourage startups and promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Egypt. Fekretak Sherketak promotes the launch of the Egypt Entrepreneurship Program...

Stopping the Female Genital Mutilation Vicious Circle

“I dragged her from her hands to put her on the bed. She was trying to escape but her screaming and crying didn’t stop me. I wanted to get the operation done or else her father will beat me to death,” said Sawsan (who refused to disclose her real name). Sawsan is a mother of three young girls and a boy,...

In Partnership with the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology & Telecom Egypt, UNDP launched the ‘Internet of Things’ Competition to Promote Inclusive Living for Persons with Disabilities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and Telecom Egypt, and supported by Microsoft Egypt and Yomken.com (crowd-solving partner) are launching an Innovation Competition titled “The Internet of Things for Persons with...

CCCPA, Government of Japan and UNDP Launch a New Phase of Cooperation

At a ceremony hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Said Hindam, Assistant Foreign Minister and Director of International Cooperation for Development, Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, and Counselor Ashraf Swelam, Director of the Cairo...

Administrative Control Authority, Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation & UNDP sign letter of intent to support transparency & anti-corruption efforts

The Administrative Control Authority in the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed on 11 May 2017 a letter of intent which aims to enhance cooperation among both entities in support of the inclusive and effective...

High-Level European Union Official & UNDP Representative visit Al Alamein Primary School and take stock of mine action project at the North West Coast

The European Union (EU) Director-General (DG) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson and the UNDP Resident Representative Richard Dictus visited the 'Support to the North West Coast Development and Mine Action Plan' project activities, expressing their support to the demining process...

UN emphasizes its commitment to support women’s empowerment in Egypt

The month of March was an important month for women in Egypt. The commemoration of the Day of the Egyptian Women, the International Women’s Day, and the 61st global Session of the Commission on the Status of Women culminated in H.E. President Abdel Fattah El Sisi’s pronunciation of 2017 as the “Year of Egyptian...

Mourad Wahba Remarks: International launch of Egypt’s campaign "Al Taa' Al marbouta"

Mourad Wahba United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Assistant Administrator and Director of Regional Bureau for Arab States United Nations Development Programme 61st Session of the Commission on the Status of Women Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt International launch of Egypt’s campaign "Al...

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human...

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail meeting with UN Resident Coordinator & UNDP Representative Richard Dictus

Prime Minister Sherif Ismail today met with the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Representative of the United Nations Development Programme Mr. Richard Dictus in the presence of the Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr on the occasion of assuming his post in Cairo. The Prime...

UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative meets with Fayoum Governor and visits Wadi El Hitan Protected Area

The United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative a.i. Mr. El Mostafa Benlamlih, UNDP representatives and the Italian Cooperation held an important visit to Al Fayoum governorate on Thursday 17 November where they met with Governor of Fayoum Dr. Gamal Sami and visited a number of UNDP development...

Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region

Beirut, 29 November 2016 – Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population,...

Launching the first phase of family courts and prosecution automation project in Luxor

Under the auspices of His Excellency Minister of Justice Counselor Mohamed Hossam Abdel Rehem, Deputy Minister for Specialized Courts Counselor Ahmed Khairy, representatives of the Ministry of Justice, UNDP Resident Representative a.i. Mr. El-Mostafa Benlamlih, representatives of Ministries of Communications and...

The inauguration of walking and cycling tracks at Shabin Al Koum, Menofia governorate to promote non-motorized transport

Under the auspices of Minister of Environment Dr. Khaled Fahmy, and governor of Monofeya Dr. Hesham Abdel Baset, “Non–motorized Transport Promotion” project has been inaugurated on Saturday October 29th at Shabin Al Koum. The project is implemented by the Environmental Affairs Agency/Ministry of Environment...

UNDP Egypt appoints Omar Samra National Goodwill Ambassador to promote environment’s protection, youth empowerment & the Sustainable Development Goals

Adventurer Omar Samra has been appointed today as UNDP Egypt’s national Goodwill Ambassador to promote and advocate for environment’s protection and youth empowerment. Omar Samra will generate support to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are 17 global goals to shape our future in...

No more black clouds: Sustainable farming in Upper Egypt

After every harvest season, the air turns murky and grey in Egypt. This ‘black cloud’ has become a major concern of the government and the general public for its negative impact on people’s health and the environment. Burning agricultural waste has been found to be one of the main causes of this harmful...