The United Nations
Development Programme (UNDP) in Egypt works with partners to promote
sustainable development, eradication of poverty, women empowerment, good
governance and the rule of law. UNDP is committed to enhancing human
development by supporting the Egyptian government in its efforts to reduce poverty
and to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Believing in the
significant role of the civil society organizations, UNDP is partnering with
Misr El Kheir (MEK) in their initiative “Social Pioneers Prize”, aiming at
identifying the best practices of the non-governmental organizations (NGOs), in
implementing the SDGs and raising awareness within the NGOs sector, with the
main purpose of aligning their operations with the SDGs. In this connection,
UNDP will be providing knowledge tools for mainstreaming the SDGs, and learning
opportunities for the winning NGO.
Each year, the prize will
focus on one or multiple SDGs for its theme. The focus of 2019 will be on Goal
4: Quality Education, UNDP will enhance the capacity of the winning NGO by availing
knowledge and learning opportunities, and capacity strengthening tools.
The partnership between
UNDP and MEK extends to previous collaborations in running innovation camps for
young entrepreneurs in Upper Egypt. MEK is one of the prominent NGOs in the
Egypt and has a wide outreach to the Egyptian governorates.
To learn and apply to the