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April 17, 2016

Cairo – Cairo – Hundreds of aspiring Egyptian entrepreneurs participated in a competition this weekend designed to educate and motivate new entrants to the business sector.  The StartUp Weekend event, co-sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the British University of Egypt (BUE), enables Egypt’s tremendous cadre of innovative, educated, business-minded young adults seeking to strengthen Egypt’s economy.

“The American people know first-hand that encouraging innovative entrepreneurs is one of the most effective ways to create jobs and increase incomes,” said Dr. William Patterson from the USAID mission in Egypt.  “USAID is proud to support Egypt’s entrepreneurs and believes these innovators have the talent and ingenuity to help build the foundation of a thriving, stable economy in Egypt.”

April 14, 2016

Aswan – In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was pleased to launch a new food security and agribusiness support project in Upper Egypt today.  Valued at $23 million, the project will help increase farmers’ incomes by introducing innovative technologies and promoting international quality standards certification.  Over 120 people attended the launch, including local government officials and representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, the private sector, and academic institutions. 

“This project uses a market-driven approach to bring benefits to farmers, food processors, transporters, and buyers,” said Dr. William Patterson from the USAID mission in Egypt.  “It will help farmers be more responsive to the needs of domestic and foreign buyers, and by increasing incomes and teaching healthy nutrition, it will improve families’ health.” 

April 10, 2016

The U.S.-Egypt Science and Technology Joint Board approved fifteen collaborative research projects in health, water, agriculture, technology, and energy totaling $4.5 million last week in Washington, D.C.  The Joint Board also agreed to send ten young Egyptian scientists to the United States to conduct research in their areas of specialization.

“One of the greatest strengths of the program is that it promotes collaboration between Egyptian and American scientists to address development challenges,” said Dr. Mary C. Ott, USAID Assistant Administrator for the Middle East. “The person-to-person relationships established among scientists during this time have contributed to a global culture of critical thinking, respect, and cooperation.”

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April 2, 2016

Cairo – The U.S. Embassy in Cairo is pleased to welcome a United States Congressional delegation to Egypt for meetings April 2 – 3.  Led by Senator Lindsey Graham, delegation members plan to meet with President Sisi and Minister of Defense Sedky Sobhy to discuss shared interests related to security, stability, and the fight against terrorism. 

The delegation is also visiting projects implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) which are designed to protect Egypt’s cultural heritage and support its economic development.  

March 15, 2016

Alexandria – Alexandria students were recognized for excellence today during the award ceremony for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Alexandria.  The award ceremony caps off a three-day event sponsored by Intel and the U.S. Government in conjunction with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Youth, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.   

“Through scientific research clubs or STEM education, each of the fair’s participants reached new heights in learning and each of the students has what it takes to be Egypt’s next generation of leaders and decision makers capable of designing solutions to the country’s greatest development challenges,” said John Winstead, Acting U.S. Consular General, Alexandria. “That’s why the American people are committed to investing in their education – and are proud to support this competition.” 

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