High-level UN delegation to visit Egypt next week


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High-level UN delegation to visit Egypt next week

20 October 2021 – A high-level delegation of IFAD's Executive Board members and IFAD senior staff will begin a five-day working visit to Egypt from 23rd to 28th of October and will meet with high level Government Officials and travel to IFAD-supported projects in the country to see progress and meet with community members and rural farmers.

  • WHAT: IFAD Executive Board Members field visit to IFAD-supported projects in Noubaria, Kafr El Sheik, and Amreya to review the impact of projects and exchange ideas with community members and family farmers.

The delegation will also meet with H.E. Prime Minister, Mostafa Madbouly, H.E. Minister of Agriculture and Land Reclamation, El-Sayed El-Quseir and H.E. Minister of International Cooperation, Rania Al-Mashat to share their impressions of the visit.

  • WHEN: 23 to 28 October 2021
  • WHERE: Cairo and Alexandria, Egypt.

Note to editors:

The Executive Board spokesperson and the following IFAD senior staff will be available for interviews:

  • Donal Brown, Associate Vice-President, Programme Management Department.
  • Dina Saleh, Regional Director for Near East, North Africa, Central Asia and Europe Division.
  • Luis Jiménez-McInnis, Secretary of IFAD.

The Executive Board delegates are Rome-based United Nations agency representatives from Argentina, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, France, Germany, and Nigeria.

Since 1978, IFAD has supported rural poverty alleviation in Egypt through 14 developmental programmes and projects with a total value of US$ 1.1 billion, of which IFAD financed US$ 519.28 million, reaching more than 7 million people. These interventions led to innovations and replicable solutions that have contributed to strengthening the resilience of small-scale farmers and other rural people and building rural communities.

Media Advisory No.: IFAD/MA/09/2021

IFAD invests in rural people, empowering them to reduce poverty, increase food security, improve nutrition and strengthen resilience. Since 1978, we have provided US$23.2 billion in grants and low-interest loans to projects that have reached an estimated 518 million people. IFAD is an international financial institution and a United Nations specialized agency based in Rome – the United Nations food and agriculture hub.