ENID/El Nidaa at International Kenya Development Meeting

As a highly successful project under the umbrella of UNDP and the Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC), H.E. Dr Sahar Nasr invited ENID/El Nidaa to participate as part of the Egyptian delegation and attend the Second High Level Meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. ENID/El Nidaa was showcased in one of the side events to this conference as a success story in Egypt that has empowered women and youth through job creation and basic services in the most disadvantaged villages in Upper Egypt. 

The High Level Meeting was inaugurated by Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, and was attended by ministers from different countries around the world. There were representatives from a number of country in the plenary sessions including government representatives, international organizations officers, civil society agents, and donors.ENID/El Nidaa team attended the sessions including the  monitoring of effective development cooperation, achievements and progress. 

Mrs. Marina Iskandar, Ms. Noura Eteiba and Mrs. Mansoura Khairy, the supervisor of the French loom workshop in Qena Governorate of Upper Egypt, represented ENID/El Nidaa in the side event, alongside H.E Minister Sahar Nasr and Mr. Heewong Kim from UNDP. This side event aimed at highlighting the effective partnership between the government, international organizations, civil society, the private sector in Egypt and finally, the beneficiaries themselves, to reach sustainable development. Each partner gave a brief presentation to explain to the audience their role into achieving the developmental goals. 

The main star was Mrs. Mansoura Khairy, as she was a concrete example of how an effective cooperation between the aforementioned partners can change lives of people in need. Mrs. Mansoura spoke about her role in the French loom workshop, how she was promoted and how her success has encouraged her to continue her education and to open up her own project in the near future. The audience, which included the Egyptian ambassador to Kenya and Dr. Mahmoud Mohi El Din’s team at the World Bank, was very impressed with Mansoura’s progress and was agreed that future collaborations should reach a larger scale of the population.