On 16 June 2021, the Nation Builders Youth Leadership conference was inaugurated by Egypt’s Minister of Sports and Youth Ashraf Sobhi and the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo Jennifer Rasamimanana.
Egypt’s Ministry of Youth and Sports, on Wednesday (June 16), officially launched and adopted its second ‘Nation Builders Youth Leadership’ initiative, which is designed to promote inclusivity in the labor sector.
In her address at the launch, the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo spoke on the role of the U.S over the last 43 years in supporting Egypt’s development – in education, entrepreneurship, and its human capital development.
Speaking during the conference, Rasamimanana said that “Through programs like the Nation Builders Program, we have helped outstanding Egyptians, enhance their skills, earn about the United States, and join with others leaders from the U.S., the Middle East, and around the world build a network of young leaders who can share best practices for dealing with challenges and building strong communities.”
“The U.S administration also seeks to support young Egyptians so they can be leaders in government, academia, business, and civil society. We have invested over $ 350 million in scholarships and exchange opportunities to more than 23,000 Egyptian and American students and mid-career professionals,” Rasamimanana added.
In the same context, she said: “The U.S Embassy is delighted to sponsor the Nation Builders Youth Leadership conference to strengthen leadership development in Egypt, deepen the awareness and engagement of young leaders on key global issues, and build relationships between young Egyptians with their counterparts in the States.”
On the other hand, the Minister of Youth said:” The meeting was an opportunity to meet with the young high-tech startups to discuss their new ventures and select firms that can help build the New Republic.” Sobhi also said the initiative is important to the future of the nation’s youth.
It’s worth mentioning that the first phase of training for the youth was successfully completed in late May and was held via ZOOM.