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

    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.

  • 15 Feb 2015
    Thirty Brains Are Better Than One: Egyptian Youth Innovate to End Violence Against Women

    There is no doubt that violence against women (VAW) is a major challenge in Egypt, in all its shapes and forms. Most prevalent cases are sexual harassment, domestic violence, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), forced marriage and socio-economic discrimination. An extremely concerning fact regarding the reporting of such cases is that less than 5% of women seek help from the authorities.

  • 23 Nov 2014
    A rural community calls for an end to FGM

    recently visited the village of Beir Anbar in the district of Koft, Qena governorate, and listened to the powerful statement this community is conveying to the rest of the country to put an end to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The whole village, from young schoolchildren to village elders came together to denounce FGM as "violent", "wrong" and "harmful".

  • 08 Nov 2014
    Women on Boards Programme 2014 kicks off in Cairo

    Intensive Program on Women in Corporate Boards kicked off last Saturday 8 November 2014 for 6 Days (3 consecutive weekends) in collaboration with the American University in Cairo (AUC), School of Business and International Finance Corporation (IFC). This training has two Modules; Corporate Governance Module and Leadership Module.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    New Generation Corporate Social Responsibility

    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.

  • 09 Oct 2014
    UNDP Egypt working with the Social Fund for Development on Gender Equality

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.