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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:

  • Increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID programs/activities; and
  • Strengthen the capacity and services of civil society organizations run by and for people with disabilities; herein referred to as Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs).

Up to $5 Million in funding is available to support programs and activities to increase the participation of people with disabilities within the strategies and portfolios of USAID and to strengthen the capacity and services of DPOs. 

Egyptian Minister of Health and Population Dr. Adel Al Adawy vaccinates a child against polio.
October 26, 2014

Today the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population began phase two of the National Polio Immunization Campaign to provide the second dose of polio vaccinations to 14.3 million children under the age of 5.  The U.S. government through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting the logistics and operations of the campaign to help Egypt sustain its polio-free status.

USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott engages in discussions with employers as they tour the job fair.
October 18, 2014

South Valley University hosted an employment fair on Saturday that connected thousands of job seekers with prospective employers.  Sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and World Learning, the fair took place at South Valley University’s Career Development Center, one of several USAID-funded Centers at public universities across Egypt that connect students and recent graduates with the regional labor market. 

October 2, 2014

Egypt and the United States signed $268 million in bilateral agreements this week that signify a new era in support from the American people for joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in economic growth, agriculture, tourism, governance, water and waste water management, and education. These historic agreements result from close consultation between governments and detail the terms for cooperative support between the Governments of Egypt and the United States.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott with LEAD Scholarship Students at the 'Fekrathon' Conference at AUC
September 20, 2014

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Leadership for Education and Development (LEAD) scholarship recipients hosted their tenth annual conference at the American University in Cairo (AUC) on September 20, 2014.  This year’s conference aimed to empower students to translate technologies and innovations into commercially-viable ventures and contribute to Egypt’s economic development. 

Two women from Upper Egypt talk about their experiences with USAID/Egypt's FORSA project.
August 20, 2014

Cairo – The U.S. Government announced today that it created 1,400 jobs and provided in-kind micro-grants to 2,650 women to establish their own businesses in Upper Egypt.  Through the USAID-funded Fostering Opportunities in Rural Southern Areas (FORSA) project, Pathfinder International trained more than 8,600 women in business management and life skills and trained 1,125 community health workers who provided advice and information to families about reproductive health, maternal and child health, and family planning.

“Investing in women helps lift families out of poverty,” said Dr. Nabil Alsoufi, USAID/Egypt Health Director.  “Providing both economic empowerment and health information leads to healthier, more productive families that contribute to society.”


Last updated: January 26, 2015

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