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USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks at a conference on women entrepreneurs in Egypt
April 10, 2014

Cairo – Today, over 120 experts in entrepreneurship participated in a U.S. government-sponsored conference focused on increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in Egypt.

“Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in driving economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID Mission Director in Egypt.  “USAID is working to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to develop businesses that will generate income for their families and to drive economic growth in Egypt.”

The two-day event is designed to encourage and promote Egyptian women’s participation in entrepreneurial activities.  An action plan for increasing women’s participation in entrepreneurship in Egypt will be developed, proposed, and advanced. The event also includes informative, collaborative sessions where local entrepreneurship leaders and ecosystem stakeholders share lessons learned and help map a path forward that addresses the needs of female entrepreneurs.

USAID Mission Director to Egypt Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with job fair participants
April 6, 2014

Over 12,000 job seekers met with representatives from 120 companies and hotels today at the U.S. government-sponsored Alexandria Employment Fair.  Over 2,000 job seekers found employment at similar U.S. government-sponsored job fairs in Luxor and Beni Suef earlier this year.

A child receives her polio vaccination in Cairo today.
April 6, 2014

This week, 14.3 million Egyptian children under the age of 5 will be vaccinated against polio in the Ministry of Health and Population’s national polio immunization campaign.  The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is contributing to the overall goal of sustaining Egypt’s polio-free status by supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign.

U.S. government delegation visits USAID-supported Maadi STEM High School
April 3, 2014

A U.S. government delegation, including State Department Counselor Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers, and USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott visited the USAID-supported Maadi Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) High School for Girls today to congratulate its two teams of national science fair winners.

General Al-Harras and Dr. William Patterson visit with Employment Fair participants.
March 10, 2014

Over 5,000 job seekers met with representatives from 50 companies and hotels at the U.S. government-sponsored Luxor Employment Fair. “The U.S. Government is committed to helping Egypt create a strong economy with good jobs and educated workers,” said Dr. William Patterson, USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director.  “USAID’s support for employment fairs and employment and training in vocational school units is an important step on the path to building a stronger economy in Egypt.”

USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director Dr. William Patterson addresses StartUp Weekend competitors in Luxor.
March 8, 2014

Over 150 entrepreneurs, 20 mentors, four judges, and U.S. and Egyptian government officials participated in the Luxor StartUp Weekend entrepreneurship competition from March 6-8, 2014.

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Last updated: April 17, 2014

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