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Vocational high school students in Port Said attend the launch for the logistics specialization at their school. USAID supported the curriculum development for this subject.
December 4, 2016

Port Said, Egypt – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), along with the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE), launched the first Department of Logistics in two Egyptian schools. The new specialization, incorporated in technical schools in Ismailia and Port-Said, is aimed to promote job opportunities and sustainable economic development. 

“A robust cadre of young, skilled workers will be at the heart of Egypt’s economic revival,” said USAID Acting Mission Director Rebecca Latorraca. “Technical school graduates who acquire and maintain relevant skills will be among the best prepared to meet employer demands, and will seize economic opportunities, and strengthen the economic foundation of Egypt.”

USAID/Egypt Economic Growth Director Brinton Bohling speaks to more than 150 Egyptian investors, analysts, and businesspeople on the opening day of Global Entrepreneurship Week in Cairo.
November 14, 2016

CAIRO – Marking the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) 2016, more than 150 investors, analysts, and businessmen and -women gathered today in Cairo to explore opportunities to promote small- and medium-sized enterprise development and to promote Egyptian entrepreneurship. 

“Global Entrepreneurship Week celebrates the role of entrepreneurship and small businesses in advancing economic development,” said Brinton Bohling of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).  “Entrepreneurs in Egypt are creative and talented, and they can help build a competitive and sustainable economy for all Egyptians.”  Global Entrepreneurship Week runs from November 14 – 20 and seeks to inspire people throughout the world to explore their potential as entrepreneurs.

November 6, 2016

The United States Embassy in Egypt announced today that is it providing $50,000 to the Egyptian Red Crescent to help the people affected by recent flooding in Egypt. The humanitarian assistance funding announced today will allow the Red Crescent to provide critical supplies for families in need.

October 27, 2016

“Women have the potential to have a tremendous impact on Egypt’s economic development,” said United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Rebecca Latorraca as she opened in Alexandria today the first “Startup Weekend for Women.”  “This event is the first of its kind in Egypt,” Latorraca said, “and USAID is proud to support it.”

October 24, 2016

 Today, the U.S. and Egypt opened a symposium which highlights the plans and accomplishments of current grantees of the U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Fund.  This two-day event provides an opportunity for grantees to meet other program participants, discuss research plans, and present outcomes of past collaborative scientific research projects.   


Last updated: May 30, 2017

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