Egypt and USAID sign a Memorandum of Understanding on an initiative to secure jobs for beneficiaries of social protection programs

CAIRO – September 8, 2022: Egypt and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to implement a program to ensure employment opportunities for beneficiaries of national protection programs social.

Social Solidarity Minister Nevine Al-Qabbaj and USAID Deputy Mission Director Margaret Sancho witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to implement the “Ebda” Rehletak” (Start Your Journey) program under aegis of the “Forsa” employment program, according to a press release from the ministry.

The new ‘Ebda’ Rehletak’ program will seek to secure jobs for beneficiaries of the Takaful w Karama, Forsa and Haya Karima programmes.

The program also aims to obtain the necessary funding for the establishment of “Ebda” Rehletak” units at the ministry’s headquarters and in a number of governorates.

In addition, the MoU will develop the organizational structure as well as the roles and responsibilities of the members of these units. The MoU will also establish an electronic platform for the program and secure the electronic equipment of central and subsidiary units.

For his part, Sancho said the United States and Egypt are continuing to cooperate in an enduring and deep partnership to create programs that connect young people with the skills they need to enter the job market. and reduce the unemployment rate in Egypt.

She added that the signing of the MoU reinforces the common goal of raising the standard of living and social level of the target groups in cooperation with the private sector to enhance their role in economic development.

USAID’s historic cooperation portfolio in Egypt has exceeded $30 billion since 1978, while the portfolio of projects signed since 2014 has reached about $1 billion, according to the Ministry of International Cooperation in March.


Joel C. Hicks