Egypt: EU provides EUR 50 million assistance package to stimulate socio-economic development and promote women rights
September 20, 2016
The EU has adopted a EUR 50 million assistance package for development projects in Egypt, aimed to support socio-economic development and civil society in order to improve the lives of the population; targeting in particular women rights and water resources management. This funding is the first part of the 2016 bilateral assistance package foreseen for Egypt.
The newly adopted assistance package consists of the following two programmes:
·Advancing Women’s Rights in Egypt (EUR 10 million): this programme will support efforts towards abandoning female genital mutilation and to promote women’s access to justice and legal empowerment through the expansion of legal aid offices in Family Courts and women support offices in Primary Courts.
·National Drainage programme (EUR 40 million): this programme will contribute to increasing Egypt’s agricultural production by providing adequate drainage infrastructure and enhancing the capacities of different stakeholders to rehabilitate and extend underground drainage networks. It will also contribute to foster a sustainable and integrated water resources management approach within the Government of Egypt.(EU Neighbourhood Info)