CBE launches women’s pro­gramme to lead fu­ture in co­op­er­a­tion with NCW Egypt

We aim to make an Egyp­tian pro­gramme 100% de­pend­ing on the abil­i­ties and skills of the women tech­nocrats: Morsi

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The Cen­tral Bank of Egypt (CBE), in co­op­er­a­tion with the Na­tional Coun­cil for Women (NCW Egypt) and the Fo­rum 50, will launch the “Women Lead­ing the Fu­ture” pro­gramme on Oc­to­ber 22, the first of its kind be­tween the gov­ern­ment and pri­vate in­sti­tu­tions.

The pro­gramme aims at grad­u­at­ing women cadres qual­i­fied for lead­er­ship in var­i­ous sec­tors of the state, within the frame­work of the in­ter­est of the state and po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship in qual­i­fy­ing the Egyp­tian women for lead­er­ship.

The pro­gramme also aims at im­ple­ment­ing a guid­ing sys­tem in which sig­na­to­ries to the agree­ment es­tab­lish in­te­grated train­ing con­tent aimed at in­tro­duc­ing women to the con­cepts of ad­vanced lead­er­ship.

Ac­cord­ing to Maya Morsi, head of NCW Egypt, the agree­ment is a unique model for the joint work be­tween state in­sti­tu­tions and the pri­vate sec­tor for the eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of women and the prepa­ra­tion of a new gen­er­a­tion of dis­tin­guished women ca­pa­ble of bring­ing about real change in the fu­ture of the Egyp­tian state. She added that the agree­ment came along with Pres­i­dent Ab­del Fat­tah Al-Sisi’s in­vi­ta­tion to launch 2017 as the year of Egyp­tian women and the strat­egy of 2030, which was keen on em­pow­er­ing women in many axes.

She added that the pro­gramme’s ini­tial stages tar­gets peo­ple aged be­tween 30 and 39 years old. It will also in­clude younger groups to pre­pare them for mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the fu­ture.

Deputy Gov­er­nor of the CBE Lobna He­lal said the agree­ment comes within the frame­work of the bank’s grow­ing in­ter­est in the eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of


women through grant­ing credit fa­cil­i­ties or non-fi­nan­cial ser­vices and train­ing.

She pointed out that the ex­is­tence of joint work­ing groups be­tween the par­tic­i­pat­ing par­ties will boost the train­ing pro­gramme and pro­vide ef­fec­tive tools that will pro­mote lead­er­ship skills of new gen­er­a­tions of women.

De­spite the chal­lenges fac­ing Egyp­tian women, He­lal noted that the cur­rent gov­ern­ment has four fe­male min­is­ters, as well as a num­ber of fe­male deputy min­is­ters. Egypt also wit­nessed the ap­point­ment of its first fe­male gov­er­nor in Be­heira. Such suc­cesses re­flect the coun­try’s progress in terms of women em­pow­er­ment.

CEO and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Ahli United Bank Nevin Al Misiri af­firmed the bank’s keen­ness to sup­port all ini­tia­tives that en­able fe­male tech­nocrats to as­sume ap­pro­pri­ate po­si­tions and ben­e­fit from their ex­pe­ri­ence in pro­duc­ing new gen­er­a­tions of qual­i­fied lead­ers.

The meet­ing dis­cussed the hous­ing sit­u­a­tion of Al As­marat’s 1, 2, and 3 neigh­bour­hoods

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