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February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Sherry Carlin was sworn in as Mission Director for Egypt for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Acting Administrator Alfonso Lenhardt administered the oath of office.

“Sherry’s leadership and experience managing USAID programs around the world make her a key asset to lead one of our most important missions in the region,” said Paige Alexander, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Middle East. She added, “Her deep knowledge of the Middle East region is critical as we continue our long-standing commitment to the Egyptian people.”

A Senior Foreign Service Officer, Carlin most recently served as the USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Previously, Carlin led a team of 156 staff during her four-year assignment as Deputy Mission Director for the West Bank and Gaza. She has been an integral part of USAID’s relief and development efforts in the Middle East, Asia and Europe for the past 21 years. Throughout her career, Carlin has directed programs in rural and institutional development, health, food aid, emergency relief, and reconstruction and infrastructure.   

January 26, 2015

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG), within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions, Bureaus and Offices to apply for FY13 Disability Funding to:

January 26, 2015

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG), within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions, Bureaus and Offices to apply for FY13 Disability Funding to:

January 11, 2015

Cairo – Ain Shams University celebrated the inauguration of two new Career Development Centers funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in coordination with the American University in Cairo (AUC). These Centers aim to build the capacity of career guidance professionals at two faculties at Aim Shams University and to develop a generation of career educated graduates who possess the skills to meet the demands of today’s job market.

“AUC is proud to partner with Ain Shams University to bring their smart, talented, and ambitious students the kinds of skills that permit them to enter the labor market with confidence and find suitable jobs,” said AUC President Dr. Lisa Anderson. “This is a benefit not only for the individual students, but for their families, their employers, and the Egyptian society as a whole.  We are grateful for the support and funding of USAID for this project and for the enthusiasm of our partners at Ain Shams University.”

USAID is funding the establishment of Career Development Centers in Egypt in response to employers’ concerns that today’s graduates do not have the required skills for the job market. The project’s key goal is to avail career guidance and employability skills to public university students to bridge the gap between education and employment needs.  To date, more than 1,000 students at Ain Shams have completed employability skills training and are participating in English language courses and technical and business development tracks.

The U.S. Government promotes a globally competitive, educated, innovative human resources-based economy in Egypt.  USAID activities have led to new or better full-time employment for over 40,000 people since 2012 and short-term jobs for another 20,000 laborers. A generation of career-educated graduates who possess the right skills for today’s job market will help bridge the current gap between education and employment needs. ​

USAID/Egypt mission director, Dr. Mary C. Ott, speaks at the launch of a program to decrease hospital infections.
November 24, 2014

The U.S. Government’s Naval Medical Research Unit- No. 3 (NAMRU-3) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) joined the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population and the Supreme Council of Universities to scale up programs to monitor the level of antibiotic-resistant infections in Egyptian hospitals nationwide.

November 2, 2014

Cairo – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the expansion of an energy efficiency program to help small and medium enterprises reduce energy costs. 

“USAID is committed to working with the Egyptian people to increase energy efficiency in Egypt,” said Jacinto Fabiosa, Trade and Investment Team Leader with USAID in Egypt. “If firms can improve their energy efficiency, they can save on energy costs – and become more competitive, grow their business, and create more jobs.”

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