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Diplomatic briefs “Inspire Egypt”

Mary Fikry Madeleine Nader  

07 Sep 2016 6:11 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 6 September, the British Embassy in Cairo launched ‘Inspire Egypt’, a new initiative that celebrates inspirational Egyptians from all walks of life, bringing them together and investing in their potential to make a difference to Egypt and the rest of the world.

‘Inspire Egypt’ will be made up of a series of events, activities and media campaigns designed to bring together inspiring Egyptians making a real difference in key sectors.

“We hope the initiative will raise their profiles so new generation of Egyptians can learn from their example.” The embassy said.

The British Embassy in Cairo has dedicated the hashtag #InspireEgypt to encourage an Egyptian audience to engage with the initiative and to highlight the successes of inspiring people making a difference in all walks of Egyptian life.

The first phase of Inspire Egypt will focus on female leaders in Egypt as part of the Embassy’s “Gender September” programme focusing on opportunities for women in Egypt.

The launch event of Inspire Egypt will be a women-only speed mentoring event at the British Embassy on Tuesday 6 September from 6pm-8pm. Under the title ‘elevate’ the event will allow young women with leadership potential to meet world class Egyptian women with an established track record of leadership in business, government, sports and civil society.

British ambassador John Casson said that the countries that succeed in the twenty-first century will be the ones that empower their people—women, men, young, old, in government, in business and in civil society.

“I am deeply hopeful for Egypt’s future because of the talent and aspiration of the Egyptians I meet. Egypt is rich in people committed to build a new Egypt of opportunity, justice and safety for all, powered by patriotism, innovation and excellence. Our new ‘inspire Egypt’ initiative aims to highlight this new generation of Egyptian leaders and help them help Egypt succeed.

“Learning from some of Egypt’s amazing women leaders is the perfect place to start and we expect to see powerful and inspiring new partnerships created at the event,” he said.


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