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April 5, 2015

Cairo– Students and professors from seven Egyptian University law faculties participated in a national “practice arbitration” competition that was conducted with the support of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the U.S. Embassy on April 3 and 4, 2015.  Both the winning team and the runner-up team are from Menoufia University.  Teams from Al Azhar Women’s University and Cairo University won third place in the competition.  This is the fourth National Competition organized by the ABA in Egypt.

“Egyptian citizens and businesses need well-trained lawyers to assist them in protecting their legal rights,” said Sherry Carlin, Egypt Mission Director of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which sponsors the program. “It is inspiring to see the commitment of these students to developing their arbitration skills.” 

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.”

U.S. author Judy Winegar Goans and editor Nermine Al Ali sign copies of the Arabic-language Intellectual Property Textbook
October 29, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) hosted a book launch yesterday for the third edition of Intellectual Property: Principles and Practice, a comprehensive Arabic-language reference work and textbook on intellectual property.  This third publication, funded by USAID through the U.S. Embassy, is an updated and expanded edition of the 2002 publication which provided the first Arabic-language overview of intellectual property available in Egypt for attorneys, judges, prosecutors, and intellectual property professionals.

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.


Last updated: April 06, 2015

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