Ambassador Nabila Makram Abdel-Shaheed, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptian Affairs Abroad, launched the “Egyptian with 100 Men” initiative, to highlight the efforts of Egyptian women abroad and their role around the world in supporting the national state’s causes, and for Sarah Al-Amin, an activist in the field of development and environment in Africa, to be an ambassador for the initiative.
A statement by the Ministry of Immigration stated that the launch of the initiative was announced during the participation of Ambassador Nabila Makram in a round table entitled: “The role of civil society in the advancement of the developing country”, in the presence of Dr. Maya Morsi, President of the National Council for Women, and Sarah Al-Amin.
In her speech, the Minister of Immigration praised what the Coordination of Youth Parties and Politicians is doing, stressing that today’s topic is one of the most important issues and that the ministry is a link between Egyptians abroad and state institutions.
She added: “Civil society is also a partner in our successes, with the support it provides to our activities and events, whether in the presidential initiative to combat illegal immigration, train youth in cooperation with civil society institutions, or rehabilitate returnees from abroad in (enlighten your country), and contribute to the return of more than 77 One thousand Egyptians abroad, and other activities that civil society organizations contribute to at home and abroad.
The Minister of Immigration noted the great role of Egyptian institutions abroad in the issue of the Renaissance Dam, for example, as well as the keenness of Egyptian civil society institutions abroad to support the efforts of the state.
The minister stressed that there is a state of harmony between state institutions and civil society organizations, which supports the achievement of the state’s vision for sustainable development 2030, appreciating Sarah Al-Amin’s effort to benefit from Egypt’s soft powers in Africa, and mentioned Dr. Boutros Ghali’s will to place the Ministry of Immigration at the helm Her interests with the Egyptians in the African continent.
At the conclusion of the round table, the Minister of Immigration answered the questions of observers on social media, stressing that the “Egypt Can” conferences are in line with the country’s goals in development and advancing the Egyptian economy, stressing that Egypt is witnessing a golden age for cooperation between the government and civil society institutions, to achieve a comprehensive renaissance.
Meanwhile, the President of the National Council for Women appreciated the support of the political leadership of Egyptian women, stressing that “we are living in a golden age with the positions and privileges reached by Egyptian women, in addition to giving women the opportunity to engage in political work.”
Dr. Maya Morsi added that choosing the coordination for young women in party work in coordination is an excellent step, explaining that there is great cooperation with various associations and a civil society forum for dialogue and support for women’s issues in society.
Dr. Maya Morsi praised the role of the Coordination Youth in supporting the International Day for the Elimination of Circumcision, stressing the importance of continuing this cooperation and harmony among all, explaining that there is a wonderful role for Egyptian women, whether in civil society institutions or state institutions to reach a community movement that benefits the emergence of Egypt in a different way. And create the climate for that.
While Sarah Al-Amin said that civil society organizations in developing countries play a great role, no less than the role played by governments, as she referred to the experience of the “Happy Africa” Foundation that she launched, adding: “The biggest reason for the foundation’s success is the idea of trust and the existing partnership between All the elements, who are in need, are residents of areas torn by conflicts over the past decades, and who lack the most basic requirements of human life: decent places for housing, a close source of clean water, and of course, health care in an atmosphere that has become accustomed to epidemics and have become a vocabulary of life.
She added that the Happy Africa Foundation was able, during the past three years, to make trust a step to start on the path of development, as it gained the confidence of the population of underserved tribes in Kenya, as well as the trust of supporters and donors, to achieve the United Nations goals on development, human rights and the environment, and to promote Partnerships and contributions to alleviate the economic and social challenges and their impact on the living conditions of citizens, stressing that civil society institutions can be a strong partner to achieve a better renaissance of societies.