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January 26, 2015

The Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG), within the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is inviting all interested USAID Missions, Bureaus and Offices to apply for FY13 Disability Funding to:

  • Increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID programs/activities; and
  • Strengthen the capacity and services of civil society organizations run by and for people with disabilities; herein referred to as Disabled People’s Organizations (DPOs).

Up to $5 Million in funding is available to support programs and activities to increase the participation of people with disabilities within the strategies and portfolios of USAID and to strengthen the capacity and services of DPOs. 

U.S. government delegation visits USAID-supported Maadi STEM High School
April 3, 2014

A U.S. government delegation, including State Department Counselor Ambassador Thomas Shannon, Chargé d’Affaires Marc Sievers, and USAID Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott visited the USAID-supported Maadi Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) High School for Girls today to congratulate its two teams of national science fair winners.

General Al-Harras and Dr. William Patterson visit with Employment Fair participants.
March 10, 2014

Over 5,000 job seekers met with representatives from 50 companies and hotels at the U.S. government-sponsored Luxor Employment Fair. “The U.S. Government is committed to helping Egypt create a strong economy with good jobs and educated workers,” said Dr. William Patterson, USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director.  “USAID’s support for employment fairs and employment and training in vocational school units is an important step on the path to building a stronger economy in Egypt.”

USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director Dr. William Patterson addresses StartUp Weekend competitors in Luxor.
March 8, 2014

Over 150 entrepreneurs, 20 mentors, four judges, and U.S. and Egyptian government officials participated in the Luxor StartUp Weekend entrepreneurship competition from March 6-8, 2014. “The U.S. Government believes in the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in driving Egypt’s economy forward,” said Dr. William Patterson, Economic Growth Director at USAID/Egypt.  “In the past four years, the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - has helped thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs turn their ideas into action. These businesses will create jobs and add value to the Egyptian economy.”

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.


Last updated: January 26, 2015

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