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  • Sustainable development and technological empowerment of communities in remote areas Mar 31, 2016

    On 31 March 2016, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) held a one-day conference on sustainable development and technological empowerment of communities in remote areas.

  • Microsoft, UNDP and NCW Celebrates International Women’s Day through “Code for Her” Hackathon Mar 9, 2016

    Dr. Maya Morsy has affirmed the importance of creating economic opportunities for Egyptian Women Entrepreneurs in Technology through the Social Innovation Hub in collaboration with Microsoft Egypt and UNDP in Egypt which aims to empower young women entrepreneurs in the ICT sector in Egypt.

  • Cairo to host the first regional Data-Driven Innovation Week Feb 18, 2016

    From 18 to 23 February 2016, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) will organize in Cairo (Egypt) a full week of activities focused on data-driven innovation and digital entrepreneurship. The initiative is part of IDRC’s efforts to promote the use of data and technology in finding solutions to social and economic challenges in the Middle East and North Africa.

  • ENID/El Nidaa Third Annual Conference to Focus on Rural Women in Upper Egypt Feb 13, 2016

    A Conference on ‘The Role of Women in Sustainable Rural Development’ was hosted by the Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID/”EL Nidaa”) as its Third Annual Conference. The conference reviewed the progress ENID has made and discussed innovative solutions and partnerships to empower women and achieve sustainable development in Upper Egypt.

  • Launch of the Second Edition of the Business Report titled “Expanding Horizons in Development: The Rising Role of the Private Sector Feb 7, 2016

    the Second Edition of the Business Report titled “Expanding Horizons in Development: The Rising Role of the Private Sector” was launched in the UNDP and the American Chamber of Commerce joint conference titled “A Commitment to Development: The Private Sector’s Role in Inclusive Growth”. This report is the outcome of UNDP’s joint collaboration with the Industrial Modernization Center (IMC) together with the contribution of other partners in the production of the report namely the Ford Foundation, CARE International and Mansour Group.

  • The Preparatory Round for Judges on Combatting Violence against Women Jan 12, 2016

    The first of a series of workshops to prepare judges for combatting Violence Against Women (VAW) commenced on Tuesday, 12th January 2016, in Cairo. This activity is within the scope of the ‘Strategic Interventions to Combat Violence against Women (VAW)’ project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with the National Council for Women (NCW) to effectively lead national efforts to address and combat the phenomenon of VAW.

  • 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.

  • UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Statement on the Adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals Sep 26, 2015

    I welcome this momentous decision by Member States to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals which will guide development for the next fifteen years, offering a chance to meet the global citizenry's aspirations for a more peaceful and prosperous, and sustainable future.

  • $15 million worth of new environmental projects in Egypt Sep 15, 2015

    The Ministry of Environment in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the technical support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has succeeded in obtaining a new package of grants from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) worth $11 million to implement three projects within the national environmental priorities and promote Egypt’s partnership with the international community as regards to the implementation of international environmental conventions. Additionally, the Government of Italy has provided $4 million to implement the Third Phase of the Egyptian-Italian Environmental Cooperation Programme (EIECP), which is implemented under the supervision of UNDP. These projects are planned to attract investments from the private sector.

  • Regional Workshop on Ammunition Management, Surveys and Clearance Sep 13, 2015

    In his message during the Tenth Anniversary of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that “civilians and communities are exposed to an increasingly wide range of explosive hazards, from mines to cluster munitions, unsafe and unsecured weapons and ammunition, and improvised explosive devices.”

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