UN Egypt hosted a training workshop on its sustainable programs to inform the media about the ongoing work of the United Nations organizations in Egypt.
In his address, Mohamed ElKosy, a UN advisor said: “This event is an excellent example of media and the UN organizations working together, in their complementary roles and capacities, to proffer solutions to common global challenges of covid 19. The discussions, as well as the workshop objectives, are guided by relevant global frameworks, including SDG 2030 agenda.”
Speaking during the workshop, the Knowledge Management and Communications associate at UNIDO Nadia Salem said: “UNIDO launched the Entrepreneurship Curriculum Program called “IMKAN” in Luxor and Qina to train and mentor many Egyptian students and youth business owners, as well as business startups, in 2021.”
“Through programs like “IMKAN”, we have also helped 1778 Egyptian outstandings enhance their skills, learn about sustainable economical systems,” Salem added.
‘UNIDO aims to improve the industrial sector and boost the growth of Egypt’s economy,’ Ahmed Kamal, UNIDO ‘s representative said.
“Lately, we have adopted the “Better Cotton” initiative that aims to improve the economic and environmental sustainability of the industrial sector; moreover, the status of farmers and assist the total development effort,” he added.
In this program, UNIDO is working to promote an awareness of the need for a sustainable cotton economy by making stakeholders in the cotton sector aware of the threat to sustainability posed by negative economic conditions for producers, and proposing measures in areas such as quality, promotion, and diversification to maintain balance in the world cotton market, according to Kamal.
“We think that this ambitious project on enhancing the sustainability of the cotton sector in Egypt will probably improve the living conditions and quality of life of these groups,” he explained.
“This program also aims to improve the agricultural productivity and livelihoods of poor farmers affected by Covid-19.”
“The multi-dimensional health and economic crisis caused by the pandemic underscores the significance of advancing the human capital agenda, fast-tracking digital transformation, and strengthening social protection,” Engy Amin, a UN expert explained.
Amin added that the government’s latest reforms, designed to unleash private sector activity and address Egypt’s long-standing structural challenges, are crucial to create better employment opportunities and improve livelihoods.
It’s worth mentioning that the UN holds training for journalists, press conferences, briefings, and seminars to inform the media of the work of the United Nations in the field of nations’ development.