Denmark and ILO team up to advance youth employment in Egypt

Denmark donates US$1.6 million to finance the first phase of two youth employment projects in Egypt.

Press release | 06 November 2012

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the International Labour Organization, represented by its Cairo Office Director Dr. Yousef Qaryouti, and the Danish Foreign Ministry, represented by its MENA Department Advisor, Mr. Jakob Rogild Jakobsen.

The agreement was signed in the framework of the Advancement of Youth Employment Opportunities Programme, which is implemented by the International Labour Organization in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Manpower and Migration. The scope of the MoU will expand the geographical capacity of the “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People” project to two new governorates.

The Danish Government will finance the activities of the first phase of the project in the amount of US$ 1.6 million, to be implemented during 2013. The Danish Government may also fund the second phase of the project in the amount of US$ 4.4 million.

The ILO Office in Cairo is currently implementing the Advancement of Youth Employment Opportunities Programme in Egypt through the "Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People" project in the governorates of Port Said, Minya, and the Red Sea, through support and funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA - US$ 10 million) and in Aswan with support and funding from the Australian Government (3 million Australian dollars).