Samar Samir

Interview- IFAD Country Program Manager: COVID-19 impact on projects in Egypt minimal

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 - 12:21 GMT

To assess the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on farmers in Egypt, the largest recipient of IFAD financing assistance in the Middle East, Egypt Today has interviewed IFAD Country Program Manager for Egypt Mohamed Elghazaly.

Donors pledge $3.8 bln to IFAD to address COVD-19, climate change impacts on the rural poor

Fri, 19 Feb 2021 - 04:09 GMT

It has been agreed that at least half of the funding received will support rural development projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than a quarter will be channelled to countries facing conflict or other fragile situations.

IFAD President reappointed for 2nd four-year term

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 10:44 GMT

In terms of eradicating poverty and hunger to millions of people under his leadership, IFAD will double its efforts to ensure 40 million people per year increase their incomes by at least 20 percent by 2030, which is double what IFAD currently achieves.

Exclusive: Egypt’s new city for gold industry to be in administrative capital

Sun, 14 Feb 2021 - 09:16 GMT

The government was on two minds regarding the best place for the new city: the new administrative capital and Obour City.

'TRIAL MARRIAGE': A religiously rejected initiative aims to ‘control high rate of divorce’

Tue, 19 Jan 2021 - 12:37 GMT

The form went viral on social media and was criticized by the majority of users.

EU supports GERD talks, announces new water cooperation with Egypt

Thu, 22 Oct 2020 - 03:50 GMT

The EU and the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources are discussing a new project titled “EU for Water”, where the EU contributed by a grant of €20 million.

CWW: EU grants for Egypt’s water sector reach €500 M

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 08:18 GMT

The ways of finding more solution to this vital sector were tackled during the second European Union (EU), Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Egypt Water Governance and Business Forum on Monday in Cairo, on the sidelines of the third edition of the Cairo Water Week (CWW).

CWW: EU-UfM Egypt Water Governance and Business Forum kicks off

Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 08:02 GMT

The one-day forum also aims at serving as an “technical follow up” to enhance cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation.

Egypt faces challenge of reaching a fair agreement on GERD due to Ethiopia’s intransigent stances: Water Minister at CWW

Sun, 18 Oct 2020 - 01:03 GMT

“Egypt has strived, since the signing of the Declaration of Principles on 23rd of March 2015 in Khartoum, to reach an integrated agreement on the dam filling and operation, taking into account the concerns of the three countries. However, the Intransigent Ethiopian stances prevented this," said Abdel-Atti.

Drought Fears Grow as Nile Talks Run On

Sat, 03 Oct 2020 - 10:14 GMT

In light of the long-running Renaissance Dam negotiations, Egyptian farmers speak up about their fears for their livelihoods; and officials discuss the project’s enormous threats.

Cancerous building on agricultural lands should be curbed in Egypt

Sat, 12 Sep 2020 - 01:54 GMT

Many owners already built extended family houses and villas, while others made demarcation of plots of lands with stones in preparation for constructions.

Egypt participates in launching ‘Platform 2020 Redesign’ for green recovery

Sat, 05 Sep 2020 - 11:52 GMT

The website is an online platform for sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19.

Egypt’s Islamic institutions: Republication of Charlie Hebdo's blasphemous cartoons fuels hatred and violence

Thu, 03 Sep 2020 - 12:41 GMT

Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa calls on international parliaments and governments to urgently pass laws criminalizing abuse to religious symbols and sanctities.

Tripartite negotiations over Ethiopian Renaissance dam reach another stalemate

Sat, 29 Aug 2020 - 10:08 GMT

The three technical and legal committees of every country did not reach consensus on the points of contention regarding the operation of the dam the filling process of the reservoir.

WATER FILE- Egypt mulls national project to benefit from aquifers sustainability

Thu, 27 Aug 2020 - 03:42 GMT

The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources contracted with the Center of Studies and Designs for Water Projects (C.W.P.) to study Egypt’s aquifers in order to achieve sustainability in withdrawing water from underground water wells.

Vienna: Showcasing Egyptian Women in Antiquity

Fri, 07 Aug 2020 - 11:08 GMT

Most Egyptian papyri purchased by foreign antiquity dealers discuss science and medicine, while Egypt keeps most religious papyri and manuscripts.

Egypt to impose harsher penalty for water wastage

Thu, 23 Jul 2020 - 01:39 GMT

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly ordered the concerned ministries to install water-saving tap devices in all housing units.

Egypt’s FM: Ethiopia’s GERD endangers lives of 150M Egyptian, Sudanese citizens

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 11:05 GMT

Egypt referred this issue to the UN to avoid any escalation that could be caused by unilateral actions, said Sameh Shoukry at the UNSC meeting on the GERD.

COVID-19 IMPACT: Livelihood of Egyptian small farmers plagued by remittance slump

Thu, 25 Jun 2020 - 12:31 GMT

The IFAD estimated that the global remittances to developing countries could fall by US$110 billion in 2020 as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19.

Enhancing Food security: Egypt increases 20/21 FY allocations for agriculture by 2%

Sun, 21 Jun 2020 - 09:07 GMT

The newly-allocated money aims at enhancing the state’s food security and rationalizing the food imports, amid the crisis of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic.

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