• UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative meets Fayoum governor and vists Wadi El Hitan Protected Area Nov 17, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative a.i. Mr. El Mostafa Benlamlih, UNDP representatives and the Italian Cooperation held an important visit to Al Fayoum governorate on Thursday 17 November where they met with Governor of Fayoum Dr. Gamal Sami and visited a number of UNDP development projects.

  • New report:Pathways to development – UNDP achievements in Egypt Sep 13, 2016

    For over five decades UNDP has been supporting the Egyptian government and people in striving towards sustainable development, providing expert advice at the policy level as well as grassroots interventions on the ground.

  • UN Egypt statement on death of Mayar Mohamed Mousa, victim of Female Genital Mutilation May 30, 2016

    The United Nations in Egypt is deeply saddened by the recent news of the tragic death of a young girl, Mayar Mohamed Mousa, in Suez Governorate due to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Regrettably, she is yet another victim of FGM.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • My visit to the Family Court in Abshway Mar 23, 2015

    visited Abshway district in Fayoum Governorate, Egypt for the launch of the Legal Aid Office in the Abshway Family court. My visit was within the context of a project that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt is implementing with the Ministry of Justice.

  • The United Nations Agencies in Egypt Commemorates the 2014 International Youth Day Aug 17, 2014

    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.

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

    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”.

  • UNDP and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation honor Authors’ team of the 2010 National Human Development Report May 7, 2014

    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.

  • Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation for Development May 3, 2014

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

  • OpEd New data show that years of efforts are paying off in fighting FGM Jun 8, 15

    I was recently in Aswan to meet with the local government, partner NGOs, and people working together to fight against female genital mutilation (FGM), a widely-spread practice in Egypt that predates both Christianity and Islam and was criminalized by Egyptian law in 2008.

  • AAIB, UNDP and ECRC celebrate first graduating class of MOSTADAM

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in cooperation with the Arab African International Bank (AAIB) and the Egyptian Corporate Responsibility Center (ECRC) held an awarding ceremony on 22 February to acknowledge 32 graduates of “MOSATADAM”; the first certified training programme in sustainable finance in Egypt and the MENA region.

  • Social Fund for Development, Swedish Embassy and UNDP celebrate Entrepreneur Women’s Day

    The Social Fund for Development (SFD) organized the Entrepreneur Women’s Day in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swedish Embassy on Monday 26 October 2015 in Cairo.

  • Measuring Poverty and Hunger in Egypt

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide Egypt with a new framework to monitor and measure its progress and identify gaps and challenges in areas of poverty reduction and ending hunger. But Egypt will need to coordinate these with its own national Sustainable Development Strategy 2030 (SDS), make sure the data needed for monitoring is adequate and available, and policies and investments are guided towards achieving SDGs and SDS, as well as better address the needs of its local communities.

  • Restoration of Al Qasr Islamic Village in New Valley

    Al Qasr Islamic Village is a picturesque village with narrow alleyways, distinctive mud-brick adjoining buildings and enchanting Islamic monuments built during the Ottoman period (1516-1798) as the traditional capital of the Dakhla Oasis in New Valley Governorate. It constitutes an important landmark of Egypt’s cultural heritage but unfortunately many of the traditional structures and monuments have not withstood the test of time and are in need of major restoration.