Our Stories

  • Salasel: A Chain of Great Value

    Rural Upper Egyptians are the poorest in the country. While Upper Egypt represents 25% of the population, its share of the extreme poor is around 66%, with 95% of the poorest villages.

  • Save energy…Save money

    If you know there is a solution to save energy and save money, would you do it? The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is addressing the energy sector challenges to support the development process.

  • Social Innovation Hub Launch
    Jan 5, 2016

    Aiming to empower young talented women to achieve more through technology, the first Social Innovation Hub has been launched at the National Council for Women in Cairo.

  • Strengthening the resilience of host communities of Syrian refugees
    Nov 22, 2017

    Since the onset of the Syrian crisis, Egypt has been a destination for refugees with nearly half a million Syrians currently living in the country, out of which approximately 120,000 are registered with UNHCR.

  • The Citizenship Initiative - A young woman’s pursuit of proclaiming her existence

    When Nesma heard that the Citizenship Initiative was coming to her village, she made sure that she was among the first to line in front of the Badrasheen local unit in Giza, where she resides, to get her National Identification Card.

  • The Curse of the Sands

    In an area 100 kilometer west of Alexandria in northern Egypt lies the famous region of el-Alamein – scene of a mighty battle between the UK and its allies fighting German and Italian forces for control of North Africa in 1942.

  • The Other Side of the Story: Engaging Men and Boys as Champions in Combatting Violence against Women

    Building on the gained momentum of Egypt’s first innovation camp on violence against women (VAW)— fashioned by UNDP in cooperation with the National Council for Women (NCW) another innovation camp tackling VAW in Egypt was recently organized.

  • The Value of Cultural Heritage

    Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dahshour area hosts majestic Pyramids that have stood high in sharp contrast against the clear blue Dahshour skies from times immemorial.

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