ILO in partnership with the Federation for Egyptian Industries (FEI) launches the 4th Cycle of the Human Resources & Gender Academy

The ILO Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT/EMP) supported the development of the Human Resources and Gender Academy as a new service of the Federation of Egyptian Industries, through its Women in Business Unit (WiB).

News | 20 December 2021
In partnership with the Federation for Egyptian Industries (FEI), the ILO undertook the 4th cycle of the Human Resources & Gender Academy from November 6th to December 8th 2021.

To date, the Academy has trained more than 75 human resources managers and personnel from over 50 companies serving more than 10000 indirect beneficiaries. This cycle that was organized in Damietta for the first time trained 24 participants, of which 5 women, from companies of varying sizes. At the closing, participants expressed their gratitude as the Academy helped them address and overcome some of the enterprise level challenges they face pertaining to high labour turnover, professionalizing labour relations and increasing their compliance with national labour legislation. In this cycle new relevant topics such Corporate Social Responsibility and Child Labour were integrated.

The Academy is just one of the activities the ILO supports the FEI with and is testimony of the strong partnership between both institutions. This support to the FEI is provided through a cooperation of the ILO’s development cooperation programs “Promoting Gender-Responsive Workplaces in Egypt” and “the Decent Work for Women in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine” . The Federation of Egyptian Industries - Egypt’s employers’ organization - represents 20 industrial chambers and 102,000 industrial enterprises, accounting for more than two million workers and 18% of the national economy.