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IOM Trains Egyptian Officials on Labour Market Forecasting

The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS representatives and aims at enhancing the Government of Egypt’s capacities to develop evidence-based policies on labour migration

IOM this week (19/03) launched the second in a series of trainings on migration data collection and analysis at Egypt’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS). The 10-day training on Building Labour Market and Demographic Scenarios for Egypt and the European Union is being attended by 12 CAPMAS…

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IOM Egypt Opens Migration Health Assessment Centre

The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States

IOM Egypt opened its migration health assessment centre (MHAC) for the purpose of providing full health assessments to migrants and refugees migrating from Egypt. The centre, which was opened 16 March, provides services to self-paying Egyptian migrants and refugees going through the resettlement process to five countries: Australia, Canada, New…

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Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Mr. Abderrahim EL HAFIDI, Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water and Environment of the Kingdom of Morocco, is the latest to confirm attendance at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen from 7-9 June 2017

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within…

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Local Economic Development in Sohag, a project of UNIDO with the Ministry of Local Development Funded by Switzerland

UNIDO has been supporting Egypt’s progress towards the achievement of social and economic growth, through the promotion of industrial development for employment generation and environmental sustainability

H. E. the Minister of Local Development, Mr. Hesham el Sherif, along with UNIDO Representative, Giovanna Ceglie and Ambassador Said Hindam, Assistant Foreign Minister as well as the Governor of Sohag Mr. Ayman Abdelmoneim signed the Project “Inclusive and Sustainable Local Economic Development in Upper Egypt – Sohag” in attendance…

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Infomineo reveals rising global interest in the Middle East Africa region from Fortune 500 companies

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa

The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 countries, according to a new report released by Infomineo (www.Infomineo.com), a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East. The report focuses on multinationals looking at entering, or already present, in…

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Egyptian Officials Trained on Identifying, Investigating Cases of Human Trafficking, Smuggling

The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for cases of human trafficking and migrant smuggling under international and Egyptian laws

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a four-day training on migration and human rights in the context of human trafficking and migrant smuggling for 20 law enforcement officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Interior. The training focused on victim identification, interviewing techniques, investigation procedures, and crime scene investigation for…

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Record participation of more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017

More than 2,000 visitors are expected

Official French and German Pavilion – China and Italy with remarkable presence VDMA again holds foodtec-symposium More than 2,000 visitors expected Organized by the German trade fair specialists fairtrade (www.Fairtrade-Messe.de), agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria 2017 take place on 28 to 30 March at the Landmark Centre in Lagos. More than one…

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U.S. Consulate General Alexandria Celebrates New Offices, Strong Engagement

Officials from the Embassy’s Regional English Language Office described teacher training opportunities as well as the flagship English Access Microscholarship Program

In celebration of its new office space at the Helnan Palestine Hotel, the U.S. Consulate General in Alexandria hosted an “Opening Day” reception on March 11. Consulate Alexandria and Embassy Cairo staff described the many ways the U.S. Mission works with Egyptians throughout the country. Approximately 600 guests attended the…

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IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency launches campaign to inform African migrants: ASK your questions LIVE

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) will host an online press conference on Wednesday, March 15 at 10am GMT

So far in 2017, 19,567 migrants arrived by sea to Italy and after the latest shipwreck this past weekend, 521 have died at sea – 50 more compared to the same period in 2016. The majority of these migrants are from Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Guinea, Senegal and Gambia – same…