Minister of planning Hala Said- CC via Wikipedia Minister of planning Hala Said- CC via Wikipedia

Women to occupy 43% of leading roles by 2030

Thu, Jan. 24, 2019
CAIRO - 24 January 2019: Egyptian Ministry of Planning launched a new Women Executive Leadership Program, within the initiative of assuring women vital role in society, said Hala El Said, the Minister of Planning on Wednesday.

El Saad gave a speech in the opening ceremony, where she stated that this program is held under the patronage of United Nations Women Program and Missouri American University.

“This program is the most significant program within the frame of developing the administrative system. It is a training program that mingles between practical learning approach and theoretical learning approach.” El Said reported.

“The program also comes with the frame of Egypt’s 2030 Development Strategy,” Minister said, “Egypt has an inspiring plan for up-dating the administrative system of the country.” El Said further stated.

“About 43% of the administrative system was taken over by women; only 27% to 28% occupying leading roles. We try to increase this percentage up till 43%; women are half of the society supporting the other half.” Minister reported.

The training program includes a set of courses: “Watni 2030” (My Home 2030) program, Social Gender and Development Master Degrees in Faculty of Economies and Political Science at Cairo University, in addition to “Rowaad 2030” (Leaders 2030) program other in schools and universities.

This program is the first- of –its- kind in the Middle East that aims at increasing women skills and abilities, helping them to make essential changes in their lives.

Furthermore, the program lasts for 6 months and will be divided into 30 sessions; each session will be taken in three hours. By the end of the program, trainees should submit ideas aim at developing their work. "By the end of the program, trainees will be able to manage their time, think wise, create ideas from scratch, take right decisions, predict and evaluate work atmosphere," she said.

This program is valid and licensed by international agencies. All the trainees will get a certificate valid by the organization of IBDL.

The minister has called upon all ministries, and governmental agencies to nominate women for joining this program "due to its significance."
 
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