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​​​​USAID-funded Project Discovers Two Ancient Tombs in Luxor
March 11, 2015

Luxor – A joint U.S.-Egypt team discovered two Egyptian tombs this month in Luxor in close coordination with the Ministry of Antiquities.  Implemented by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), the team is providing hands-on training in conservation and archaeological fieldwork to increase the potential of cultural tourism in Egypt.

The two 18th Dynasty tombs were found while the ARCE team, composed of Egyptian archaeologists, was cleaning, mapping, and surveying burial chambers at the Tombs of the Nobles on Luxor’s West Bank.  The first tomb discovered was the tomb of Rebiu, nobleman of the Pharaoh Amenhotep and gatekeeper of the god Amun.  Though the tomb is filled with debris, the wall paintings are remarkably bright and show detailed, colorful scenes of daily life in Ancient Egypt.  The newly discovered neighboring tomb of Sa-Mut, also from the 18th Dynasty of the New Kingdom (between 1543 and 1292 BC), includes celebration scenes and colorful paintings representing the tomb owner and his wife, Ta-Khaeet.

February 27, 2015

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.

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.

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Last updated: March 19, 2015

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