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USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott shakes hands with one of 64 vendors at the newly-inaugurated Madinat Al Salam Marke
July 1, 2014

Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development inaugurated the local market in Madinat Al Salam.  Constructed by more than 200 residents of the Al Salam area, this market is part of a project called “Egypt Works” which is funded by USAID and implemented by Catholic Relief Services. 

“This community transformed a trash area into a clean, safe marketplace that has had a tangible impact on the lives of Egyptians,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “In the process, USAID helped employ hundreds of people who contributed to this marketplace and to the livelihoods of Al Salam community members.” 

Debris from a bomb attack fills the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo.
February 10, 2014

Today, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers toured the Museum of Islamic Art and Dar al-Kutub to see firsthand the damage resulting from the January 24 bomb attack in Bab al Khalq.  He announced a LE 1 million grant from the U.S. Government to assist with urgent needs in the early recovery phase. 

Two of the engineers who interned with EGEC proudly display their certificates of completion.
February 6, 2014

Forty nine Egyptian engineers completed internships with the Egyptian Group for Engineering Consultation (EGEC) through a two-year project funded by a grant from the U.S. Government.  Of the first cohort of interns, 85 percent have already found gainful employment in Egypt and internationally.

These Luxor Tourism School students hope to secure internships and jobs through the USAID-funded employment and training unit at
February 1, 2014

The U.S. Government, in collaboration with the Luxor Tourism School, celebrated the launch of the school’s new employment and training units today.  The units will increase students’ chances of finding fulfilling careers upon graduation.

December 5, 2013

In a keynote speech today at the ALROWAD conference for small and medium enterprises in Egypt, the United States confirmed its commitment to helping Egypt's economy succeed.  Over the past two years, USAID grantee ALROWAD has launched professional communities that work with businesses to improve their skills, increase revenue, create jobs, and use technology to grow their businesses.

November 18, 2013

Over 35 teams of entrepreneurs participated in the Aswan Startup Weekend competition on November 14, 15, and 16 as part of the United States’ contribution to International Global Entrepreneurship Week.


Last updated: July 22, 2014

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