Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation and Empowerment of FamiliesThe Joint Programme builds on the various successes of the first phase “FGM-Free Village Model” and works in an integrated fashion bringing all of the relevant UN Agencies and relevant government counterparts to work together towards a national strategy to combat FGM coupled with a strong family empowerment package to empower families socially and economically.
Strategic Development Plan for Greater Cairo Region 2050Given the importance of the region as the urban, political, social and economic capital of Egypt and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world, the project's main objective is to develop a vision for Cairo till 2050 using a participatory approach.
Technical Support to the Ministry of Local Development in Support to the Local DevelopmentUNDP, in partnership with the United Nations Capital development Fund (UNCDF), provides technical support to enable the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) and its Local Administration Reform Unit (LARU) perform its core functions and operate as the central entity to guide the decentralization reform and the development of a “National Decentralization Strategy”.
Strengthening of the Democratic Process in EgyptElections give people a voice in the democratic process. In Egypt, the electoral process is an essential step in the transition period to consolidate the path to democracy. The purpose of this project is to support national efforts to enhance the credibility and sustainability of electoral institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on capacity development and women’s empowerment.
Integrating Human Rights in Higher EducationAs the country makes the transition to democracy, there is an urgent need for civic education and for building a culture of human rights as well as democratic values and practices. Strengthening the capacity of the higher education system for human rights education is critical to promote the culture and principles of human rights for a large target group of the Egyptians namely the youth students in the higher education system.
Support to Legal Aid and Dispute Settlement in Family Courts The Ministry attaches high priority to the development of the judicial as well as the administrative capacity of courts which is to be achieved through continuous training and exposure to international best practices and comparative experiences.
Strengthening Transparency and Integrity in the Civil Service Following the first phase, an evaluation report was developed to assess if the planned activity results were achieved. Phase II of the project was designed according to the transitional period following the 25 January revolution. In this interim period defined by uncertainty as to what government set-up there will eventually be, the project focuses on three types of activities.
Support to the National Council for Human Rights (INSAN) Phase IIINSAN II is the new phase of collaboration between NCHR and UNDP to strengthen the capacity of the Council to provide recommendations to further the protection and promotion of human rights and to ensure and monitor the implementation of the Human Rights Conventions and Covenants signed by Egypt