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USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin and the mission's technical team leaders speak with AmChamEgypt about USAID's strategic partnership with Egypt.
October 3, 2019

Many of you know that USAID has a 40-year legacy of inspiring Egyptian success, but as the USAID Mission Director, it never fails to astonish me when I hear comments like, “I didn’t know USAID was still in Egypt.”  And, truth be told, I hear comments like that even here, at AmCham events.  So my goal is for you to leave here this morning with a better understanding of what we’re doing right now and what we have planned -- and to appreciate the impact we’re making, and the strength of USAID and Egypt’s strategic partnership.

You’ll hear me speak about COMMITMENT and CAPACITY.  At USAID, world-wide, we’re looking to support a country’s journey to self-reliance by leveraging its policy-level COMMITMENT to effective, inclusive, and accountable solutions to educating their people, building a skilled and healthy workforce, ensuring economic stability, and other development challenges.

September 18, 2019

This multi-donor activity works to end violence against women and girls by combating sexual harassment, promoting legislative reforms, and improving support mechanisms for survivors of violence against women.  The Safe Cities activity is strengthening the capacity of public institutions and community service organizations to provide victim services.  These include shelters; first-contact service providers; and, community-based services for rehabilitation, health, and legal support for survivors and their families.  In order to change perceptions, the activity supports advocacy efforts and uses innovative awareness-raising tools such as interactive community theater, storytelling, and art to promote a culture of zero-tolerance for violence against women, as well as a culture of responsibility towards the survivors of this abuse.  Safe Cities is also promoting the safety of women and girls in public spaces, such as the development of community-managed ‘women-friendly spaces,’ street lightning, safe markets, and safe transportation.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Sherry F. Carlin and Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Dr. Sahar Nasr shake hands after signing bilateral assistance agreements worth $16.5 million.
September 15, 2019

The United States today committed an additional $16.5 million to support joint U.S.-Egypt priorities in basic education and agribusiness.  We undertook this commitment in two amended bilateral assistance agreements, signed by Egypt and the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), demonstrate the continued support of the American people to development in Egypt.  The agreements will provide Egyptian youth with access to quality education and help Egyptian farmers access global markets.

USAID Mission DIrector Sherry F. Carlin inaugurates the Center of Excellence for Water at Alexandria University (AU) with representatives from AUC, AU, and Cornell University.
September 12, 2019

Today, the Center of Excellence for Water at Alexandria University opened for business, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and in close cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education and the American University in Cairo (AUC). The establishment of this new Center is part of the long-standing commitment by the United States to support Egypt’s most important priorities, including water, healthcare, and agricultural development.

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Goldberger, Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El Anany, and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri visit a nobleman's tomb at Dra Abu El Naga that was conserved with USAID assistance.
September 9, 2019

In support of Egypt’s vital tourism industry, the thousands of people it employs, and the world heritage represented by Egypt’s cultural monuments, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has partnered with the Ministry of Antiquities on a number of conservation and training activities in Dra Abu El Naga and Khonsu Temple in Luxor.


Last updated: August 11, 2021

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