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February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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.

“Sherry’s leadership and experience managing USAID programs around the world make her a key asset to lead one of our most important missions in the region,” said Paige Alexander, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Middle East. She added, “Her deep knowledge of the Middle East region is critical as we continue our long-standing commitment to the Egyptian people.”

A Senior Foreign Service Officer, Carlin most recently served as the USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Previously, Carlin led a team of 156 staff during her four-year assignment as Deputy Mission Director for the West Bank and Gaza. She has been an integral part of USAID’s relief and development efforts in the Middle East, Asia and Europe for the past 21 years. Throughout her career, Carlin has directed programs in rural and institutional development, health, food aid, emergency relief, and reconstruction and infrastructure.   

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with employees packaging GlobalGAP and FairTrade certified grapes.
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Blue Moon LTD, inaugurated a new produce handling center in Nubaria yesterday. The produce handling center provides modern processing and storage facilities for Egypt’s burgeoning high-value produce export market.

June 17, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Supply and Domestic Trade, celebrated the launch of custom-made software that enables information sharing between commercial registry offices in Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria.  According to the Ministry, this software reduces the time to register a business from 24 hours to 10 minutes. 

Two Port Said Tamayouz Center case agents who received customer service training through USAID follow the ‘service with a smile’
June 9, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Port Said Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the success of a new business services center in Port Said. Since its opening in February, the Port Said Tamayouz Center has provided services for over 21,000 customers.

May 15, 2014

The U.S. Government announced yesterday that over 23,000 malnourished Egyptian children have regained their normal growth potential through a project that taught health care workers new techniques to improve nutrition and reduce maternal and infant mortality.  Through the USAID-funded SmartChoices for Healthy Living project, Save the Children trained more than 3,000 health service providers and 1,200 community health workers to provide advice and assistance about pregnancy, child care, and improved nutrition.

May 6, 2014

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations today to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organized in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness of consumer rights and regulations.

“USAID has been supporting the rights of Egyptian consumers since 2006,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “As consumers, we expect the products we buy to be safe and meet certain standards.  We applaud Egypt’s civil society for raising consumers’ awareness and assisting them in exercising their rights.”


Last updated: March 03, 2015

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