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November 2, 2014

Cairo – Today the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) launched the expansion of an energy efficiency program to help small and medium enterprises reduce energy costs. 

“USAID is committed to working with the Egyptian people to increase energy efficiency in Egypt,” said Jacinto Fabiosa, Trade and Investment Team Leader with USAID in Egypt. “If firms can improve their energy efficiency, they can save on energy costs – and become more competitive, grow their business, and create more jobs.”

To help Egypt achieve its national target of twenty percent improvement in energy efficiency by 2020, USAID implemented a pilot program to improve energy efficiency in twelve factories and ten small and medium enterprises in the food processing sector.  In coordination with the Egypt National Cleaner Production Center and the World Environment Center, USAID helped businesses experience between seven and twenty-eight percent energy consumption savings.  The program expansion will improve environmentally sustainable production in the textile industry and increase competitiveness in international markets.

October 1, 2013

The U.S. Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Alexandria University announced the launch of the first Innovation and Entrepreneurship Day for technical school students at an event highlighting the role of vocational education in supporting a strong and successful private sector. 

June 9, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the American University in Cairo (AUC), and Suez Canal University (SCU) celebrated the launch of the Employability and Career Development Center (ECDC), which will help students at SCU increase their chances of landing satisfactory employment upon graduation. Ms. Lisa Franchett, Director of Education and Training Office at USAID in Egypt; AUC President Dr. Lisa Anderson; and SCU President Dr. Mohamed A. Mohamadein participated in the inauguration and ribbon cutting of the new ECDC office at SCU’s Ismailia campus.

May 21, 2013

Nearly 100 judges of Egypt’s Council of State recently participated in a workshop that focused on increasing expertise in judging administrative appeals related to all forms of intellectual property.  The workshop was sponsored by the Council of State and the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The workshop aimed to strengthen Egypt’s system of granting protection for intellectual property by developing the skills of those who hear appeals on decisions of Government administrative agencies, including the Patent, Trademark, Industrial Designs, and Plant Variety Protection Offices.

May 21, 2013

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Egyptian Industrial Development Authority, the Egyptian National Cleaner Production Center, and the World Environment Center, has launched a pilot project that helps small and medium-sized food processing firms to conserve energy resources and increase their use of cleaner forms of energy while improving the sustainability and competitiveness of their businesses.

Dr. Mary C. Ott and LEAD Scholars
May 12, 2013

Scholars in the Leadership for Education and Development (LEAD) program at the American University in Cairo (AUC), whose studies are paid for by the U.S. Government, launched an initiative at the ninth annual LEAD conference to address the issues of street children in Egypt. 

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Last updated: November 05, 2014

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