Egypt on the road to lower emissions with the Sustainable Transport ProjectIt can be hard to slow down in Egypt these days. The country’s population is skyrocketing—reaching 90 million this December, with some 9 million in Cairo alone. With the jump in people has come a jump in automobiles—there are some 2.5 million cars speeding along Cairo’s streets, a number that is increasing every day.
Empowering Women through Handicrafts: The role of ENID in Upper EgyptMarwa, like many girls in her poor rural village in Upper Egypt, only received a basic level of education and then she had to drop out of school. Since then, her parents restricted her from leaving home or interacting with her community. But, three years ago, she was introduced to the Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID) (El Nidaa’) that established a handicraft workshop to teach young girls how to make products using camel bones. This workshop gave her the opportunity to learn a new skill, which opened up different horizons for her. Although she faced strong resistance from her parents, Marwa overcame these barriers with the help of the project team and she was trained in the workshop. One year later, she had a proper job in the workshop.