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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.”
June 17, 2014

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Ministry of Supply and Domestic Trade, celebrated the launch of custom-made software that enables information sharing between commercial registry offices in Giza, Cairo, and Alexandria.  According to the Ministry, this software reduces the time to register a business from 24 hours to 10 minutes. 

Two Port Said Tamayouz Center case agents who received customer service training through USAID follow the ‘service with a smile’
June 9, 2014

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce and the Port Said Chamber of Commerce, celebrated the success of a new business services center in Port Said. Since its opening in February, the Port Said Tamayouz Center has provided services for over 21,000 customers.

May 15, 2014

The U.S. Government announced yesterday that over 23,000 malnourished Egyptian children have regained their normal growth potential through a project that taught health care workers new techniques to improve nutrition and reduce maternal and infant mortality.  Through the USAID-funded SmartChoices for Healthy Living project, Save the Children trained more than 3,000 health service providers and 1,200 community health workers to provide advice and assistance about pregnancy, child care, and improved nutrition.

May 6, 2014

Over 300 Egyptians generated recommendations today to strengthen the consumer protection law in Egypt at an event in Alexandria sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Organized in coordination with the Egyptian Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) and three civil society groups, this event increased public awareness of consumer rights and regulations.

“USAID has been supporting the rights of Egyptian consumers since 2006,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, Director of the USAID mission in Egypt.  “As consumers, we expect the products we buy to be safe and meet certain standards.  We applaud Egypt’s civil society for raising consumers’ awareness and assisting them in exercising their rights.”

April 29, 2014

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that U.S.-based Democracy International (DI) will observe the upcoming presidential election. The Egyptian Presidential Election Commission recently accredited DI, as well as five other international organizations and 79 Egyptian organizations, to observe the presidential election process in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and international commitments.

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Last updated: August 19, 2015

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