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  • 14 Oct 2014
    NEW GENERATION CSR

    Turbulence, demonstrations and slow economic progress are few of the things Egypt witnessed in the wake of the January 25 Revolution in 2011. By the same token, business suffered in that wave from many factors including labor strikes, corruption allegations, and so forth. The aftermath of the turbulence brought on a need to rethink the way of doing business coupled with a renewed commitment for private sector engagement in addressing societal problems.

  • 12 Oct 2014
    Architecting a new way of communication for Egypt's Global Compact local network

    In its 10th anniversary, Global Compact Network Egypt (GCNE), that started in 2004 -with today's 86 members from different business and non-business sectors- embarked a new era of engaging its participants, stakeholders and all who are interested in business globalization through its new mobile application.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    UNDP Interview With Mrs. Hanaa el Helaly Acting Managing Director , Social Fund for Development

    The Social Fund for Development (SFD) was established by Presidential Decree in 1991. It is chaired by the Prime Minister of the Arab Republic of Egypt and managed by a Technical Secretariat composed of development experts. SFD acts as a social and economic safety net and a state's mechanism geared towards reducing poverty and creating jobs. SFD's mandate is to promote and suppor small and micro enterprises (MSEs), provide financial and non-financial services, carry out employment projects in infrastructure and community development, and coordinate with all parties concerned with small enterprises for drawing up necessary polices for their development.

  • 29 Sep 2014
    Call for papers to participate in Egypt Human Development Report 2015

    As we proceed with our preparations for Egypt Human Development Report 2015, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is happy to announce a nationwide competition as to encourage the Egyptian society to actively participate in writing process of this year’s report. This stems from the UNDP’s belief in the significance of the societal role in preparing the report. The Human Development Report plays an imperative role in dissemination of knowledge about the issues of sustainable development. Moreover, Egypt Human Development Report also has an important impact on policy formulation and evaluation of development programs.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Gamification: Harnessing the power of game-play to support development initiatives

    Gamification is the application of gaming mechanisms to find innovative ideas and solutions that address a host of development challenges such as youth unemployment, poverty and environmental degradation. This event will be inaugurated with an open session presented by experts from the Engagement Lab, Emerson University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    New Phase of Public Works begins to provide Jobs to Youths

    Four new UNDP labour-intensive public works projects were launched on 28 August 2014 for the governorates of Giza, Behiera, Aswan and New Valley to provide emergency jobs and community infrastructure to the most disadvantaged districts in the region. The projects were signed between the Social Fund for Development (SFD), UNDP’s implementing partner, and the local governorates. The ceremony was held in the presence of H.E Mr. Monir Fakhry Adb el Nour, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Anita Nirody, the UNDP Resident Representative and Mr. Naofumi Hashimoto, the Minister of the Embassy of Japan in Egypt.

  • 17 Aug 2014
    UNDP celebrates the 2014 International Youth Day in Egypt

    On the Occasion of the 2014 International Youth Day, on August 12, the United Nations (UN) and its partners seized the opportunity to emphasize the important role of youth in achieving sustainable development, highlighting their youthful energy, enthusiasm and creativity.

  • 08 Jul 2014
    Japan and UNDP Egypt: Partnering for Youth Employment and Democracy Promotion

    The Government of Japan has been a key supporter of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) work in restoring peace, security and stability for countries in transition throughout the world. In the Arab region, Japan has quickly responded to the wave of change that began to sweep the region in late 2010 by launching a new initiative to help achieve stability and resilience during a time of transition.

  • 02 Jul 2014
    Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward

    Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) in cooperation with the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and under the auspices of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs organized a major event held on 22 June 2014 in Cairo under the title of “Egyptian Corporate Responsibility: The Way Forward” to present three case studies on corporate social responsibility (CSR) and their recommendations.

  • 18 Jun 2014
    Victims of female genital mutilation make harmful traditional practice a crime

    FGM has been a taboo for many years in Egypt. Its practice has been widely accepted due to conservative mindsets, particularly in rural areas, and poor socio-economic and public service conditions. While prevalence rates remain high namely among older women, response of younger girls and mothers of new generations to FGM Abandonment Campaigns is much higher.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    New Milestone: Enforcement of the Female Genital Mutilation Penal Code

    On the occasion of the National Anti-FGM Day on June 14th, the National Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment Programme honored the memory of two girls who lost their lives due to a harmful practice; Bodour Shaker and Soheir El Batea from Minya and Daqahalia governorates in 2007 and 2013 respectively.

  • 10 Jun 2014
    ‘Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt’ Wins a Prestigious ICT Award: WSIS Project Prizes 2014 Contest

    The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Egypt” has been awarded the prestigious World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prizes 2014 contest, a unique recognition of excellence.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP and CCCPA sign a project to improve Peace and Stability in Africa

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today the second phase of support to the Cairo Centre for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), funded by the Government of Japan.

  • 18 May 2014
    Photo Contest “Equality for Women is Progress for All” Winners

    UNDP Egypt Country Office, in collaboration with the Egyptian Photojournalists Society, announced the winners of the Photo Contest, launched on 9th of March 2014, under the 2014 theme of the International Women’s Day “Equality for Women is Progress for All”.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation honor Authors’ team of the 2010 National Human Development Report

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoP) celebrated the awarding of the ‘UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development’ to the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report - “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” in an event held on May 7th, 2014.

  • 07 May 2014
    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Celebrate Awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report

    UNDP and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation celebrate awarding the Egypt 2010 Human Development Report: “Youth in Egypt - Building our Future” the UNDP Global Award for Excellence in Human Development.

  • 03 May 2014
    Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Development

    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is important for all to measure the impact of our programmes and improve them based on the lessons learned.

  • 26 Apr 2014
    UNDP and Egyptian Ministry of Justice Partner to Upgrade Family Courts

    UNDP Director, Ignacio Artaza signed with Minister of Justice Naier Othman and Ambassador Omar Abou Eish, Director, Department of International Cooperation for Development in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 23 April, 2014 an agreement that would enhance access to justice through the introduction of the Legal Aid Offices (LAO) in Family Courts and upgrading of the Dispute Settlement mechanism.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    First Generation of Aswan Girls Abandoning FGM

    On 17 March 2014, the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Abandonment and Family Empowerment Programme will celebrate and acknowledge 100 mothers in Aswan who have abandoned FGM, protecting their daughters from this harmful practice and preventing early marriage.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement on International Women’s Day

    This year’s International Women’s Day theme – Equality for Women is Progress for All – states a simple truth. No country will reach its full potential if its female citizens do not enjoy full equality. As the 2015 end date of the Millennium Development Goals nears, and as discussion on the next global development agenda intensifies, there is strong momentum for achieving development with equity, including by eradicating gender inequality and empowering women and girls.

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