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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.” 

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.”

Woman turns on water faucet in her home
August 13, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated five new facilities in Upper Egypt including a training center, three potable water treatment plants, and a wastewater collection facility.  “Over 560,000 rural inhabitants of Sohag and Assiut now have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Mission Director at USAID in Egypt.  “This has improved the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of families in Upper Egypt.”

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Last updated: April 06, 2015

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