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July 30, 2015
Cairo – Seventy-four outstanding young women from all parts of Egypt were honored on Tuesday, July 28 in Cairo as the first group of MBA and science degree students to depart very soon for the United States under the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative (HEI) launched in April of this year.
 
The HEI program is a multi-year, $ 250 million initiative in which the U.S. government is granting scholarships to over 1,900 Egyptian students to study at leading institutions in Egypt and the United States.  The program includes Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) undergraduate scholarships for high achieving young women from low income families in Egypt to study in the United States.
 
Speaking at a pre-departure ceremony honoring HEI’s first group of 53 MBA and 21 STEM scholarship winners, USAID/Egypt Education Director Katie Donohoe noted: “These girls join the ranks of thousands of Egyptians who have participated in exchange opportunities with the United States and then gone on to become leaders in medicine, law, education, business, engineering, agriculture, and the sciences.”
Woman turns on water faucet in her home
August 13, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Holding Company for Water and Wastewater Treatment, inaugurated five new facilities in Upper Egypt including a training center, three potable water treatment plants, and a wastewater collection facility.  “Over 560,000 rural inhabitants of Sohag and Assiut now have access to potable water and sanitation,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Mission Director at USAID in Egypt.  “This has improved the health and living conditions, as well as the livelihoods, of families in Upper Egypt.”

July 22, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) congratulated 30 Egyptian professionals who were awarded Cairo Initiative scholarships to pursue post-graduate studies in the United States starting in September 2014. The Cairo Initiative Scholarship Program selects scholars on the basis of their ability to fill crucial skills gaps necessary to increase Egyptian efficiency and economic growth.  Upon their return to Egypt, the scholars have committed to work in their ministry or institution in a job already identified and defined as needing the skills the scholars will learn.  The Cairo Initiative Scholarship Program was launched in 2011 during a critical transition period in Egypt and the first two cohorts of participants are already benefiting from the program.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott shakes hands with one of 64 vendors at the newly-inaugurated Madinat Al Salam Marke
July 1, 2014

Cairo – Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development inaugurated the local market in Madinat Al Salam.  Constructed by more than 200 residents of the Al Salam area, this market is part of a project called “Egypt Works” which is funded by USAID and implemented by Catholic Relief Services. 

“This community transformed a trash area into a clean, safe marketplace that has had a tangible impact on the lives of Egyptians,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “In the process, USAID helped employ hundreds of people who contributed to this marketplace and to the livelihoods of Al Salam community members.” 

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott cuts ribbon to inaugurate the Tamayouz Center in Sohag.
June 28, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Sohag Chamber of Commerce, inaugurated a new business services center in Sohag yesterday. The Tamayouz Center, a one-stop shop for business registration and operation in Egypt, will improve the ease of doing business in Sohag.

USAID/Egypt Mission Director Dr. Mary C. Ott speaks with employees packaging GlobalGAP and FairTrade certified grapes.
June 25, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Blue Moon LTD, inaugurated a new produce handling center in Nubaria yesterday. The produce handling center provides modern processing and storage facilities for Egypt’s burgeoning high-value produce export market.

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