Press releases
  • UNDP and the Social Fund for Development expand their cooperation to enhance job creation for the poorApr 27, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Social Fund for Development (SFD) signed today Wednesday 27th of April a three-year extension of the on-going partnership that aims at strengthening the institutional capacity of SFD and enhancing the sustainability of SFD’s role in poverty alleviation and job creation in Egypt.

  • CCCPA, Government of Japan and UNDP Launch a New Phase of CooperationApr 20, 2016The Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), the Government of Japan (GoJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new phase of their cooperation in support of peace and security in Africa on 20 April 2016.

  • Top UN Development Official commends Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030Apr 6, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, Helen Clark, congratulated H.E. Abdel Fattah El Sisi President of the Arab Republic of Egypt for his leadership on Egypt’s forward-looking Sustainable Development Strategy that he launched last month.

  • Launch of the Third National Communication Report to UNFCCCApr 4, 2016Egypt celebrated the launch of Egypt’s Third National Communication Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The report was developed under the longstanding cooperation framework between the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • Sustainable development and technological empowerment of communities in remote areasMar 31, 2016On 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” HackathonMar 9, 2016Dr. 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 WeekFeb 18, 2016From 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 EgyptFeb 13, 2016A 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.

  • The Preparatory Round for Judges on Combatting Violence against WomenJan 12, 2016The 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.

  • $15 million worth of new environmental projects in EgyptSep 15, 2015The 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.

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