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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.   

April 29, 2014

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that U.S.-based Democracy International (DI) will observe the upcoming presidential election. The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission recently accredited DI, as well as five other international organizations and 79 Egyptian organizations, to observe the presidential election process in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and international commitments.

April 29, 2014

Today, 19 Egyptian firms completed extensive training through USAID on key aspects of export trade.  They attended four international trade shows over the past year that resulted in $1.4 million in sales orders received at shows and $5 million in projected future orders. 

As a result of the nurses' training program, infection rates decreased in Luxor, Aswan, and Qena.
April 28, 2014

Today, more than 100 health professionals celebrated the completion of a five-year program sponsored by the U.S. and Egyptian governments to improve the performance of nurses in Egypt. The project strengthened the management and leadership skills of 780 nurses in Upper Egypt, who in turn trained more than 1,000 additional health care professionals. As a result of this program, infection rates decreased and clinical care realized life-saving improvements in Qena, Luxor, and Aswan.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks at a conference on women entrepreneurs in Egypt
April 10, 2014

Cairo – Today, over 120 experts in entrepreneurship participated in a U.S. government-sponsored conference focused on increasing the number of women entrepreneurs in Egypt.

“Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in driving economic growth and job creation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID Mission Director in Egypt.  “USAID is working to build the entrepreneurial capacity of women to develop businesses that will generate income for their families and to drive economic growth in Egypt.”

USAID Mission Director to Egypt Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with job fair participants
April 6, 2014

Over 12,000 job seekers met with representatives from 120 companies and hotels today at the U.S. government-sponsored Alexandria Employment Fair.  Over 2,000 job seekers found employment at similar U.S. government-sponsored job fairs in Luxor and Beni Suef earlier this year.


Last updated: March 03, 2015

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