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October 26, 2017

As part of the commitment of the United States to work with the public and private sector to strengthen Egypt’s economy and provide job opportunities for youth, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is co-sponsoring a “Startup Weekend” in Minya, on October 26-28.  The “Minyathon” will bring together over 100 aspiring Egyptian entrepreneurs to participate in an entrepreneurship competition.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin with the 52 women HEI MBA graduates at their graduation event.
July 18, 2017

Cairo - In a ceremony held July 18, senior U.S. Embassy and Government of Egypt officials welcomed back to Egypt 52 outstanding women scholars who recently completed Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs at premier universities in the United States.  Selected from throughout Egypt, the women received scholarships for the two-year MBA program through the joint U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI).

"Today we congratulate the first MBA graduates of the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative scholarship program," said USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin.  "These graduates join the hundreds of USAID scholarship and program participants who are making a difference in Egypt.  The Higher Education Initiative is a multi-year investment in Egypt's future, but the impact can last a lifetime."

Winners of the Cairo Intel Science Fair will advance to the international competition in Los Angeles later this year. Here, they pose with Minister of Education Dr. Tarek Shawki and USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin.
February 23, 2017

Several students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Cairo.  The award ceremony caps off a three-day event sponsored by Intel and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in conjunction with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

“Science and technology play a critical role in spurring innovation and increasing economic growth,” said USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin.  “The U.S. government is proud to support this competition and hopes that the students here today will design solutions to Egypt’s greatest development challenges.”

February 15, 2017

Sohag – Hundreds of entrepreneurs gathered today in Sohag to participate in a summit hosted by Markade LLC, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Ministry of Trade and Industry.  Through workshops, panel discussions, and success stories from the local community, the event raised awareness on entrepreneurship and built the capacity of Sohag’s youth to be successful entrepreneurs.

“USAID believes in the power of entrepreneurship to drive economic growth and create jobs,” said Jacinto Fabiosa from USAID.  “We’ve watched thousands of aspiring Egyptian entrepreneurs turn their ideas into action and look forward to assisting thousands more.”

Hundreds of vocational school teachers and administrators joined representatives from the Egyptian government and the private sector to discuss how best to prepare graduating students for the workplace.
February 7, 2017

Alexandria – Joining officials from the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is supporting a conference today that will bring leaders of Egyptian business and technical schools into dialogue with private sector employees to discuss how best to prepare graduating students for the workplace. Contributing to USAID’s ongoing Workforce Improvement and Skills Enhancement (WISE) project in Egypt, the “Transition to Employment” conference will also address turnover in the private sector, on-the-job training, and recruitment issues.

“In collaboration with the Ministry, USAID initiated a public-private partnership program that links the private sector with skilled graduates of public technical schools,” said USAID Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin. “Through this strong and effective partnership, the project has trained 1,800 technical school teachers on programs that lead to jobs for Egyptian youth.”

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