Operational Planning Workshop with Partners 2019


Cairo, 28 February 2019 The Employment Promotion Project II (EPP) has welcomed over 70 representatives from its national partners and stakeholders, including the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE) and its School-to-Work Transition Unit, the Ministry of Manpower (MoM), the Productivity and Vocational Training Department (PVTD) of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, various technical secondary schools, and investors’ associations to its 2019 operational planning workshop in Sofitel El Gezira. The workshop gave the opportunity to the participants to discuss the ongoing endeavour and interventions and agree on the planned activities for the upcoming year. 

In his welcoming remarks, Mr. Andreas Adrian, Head of EPP and Coordinator of the Sustainable Economic Development for Employment Cluster, thanked the participants for joining efforts throughout the past years and expressed his keenness to continue this important cooperation in 2019. In addition, Mr. Adrian invited the participants to provide their insights on how to effectively strengthen the joint collaboration and benefit from the lessons learnt and opportunities. In the course of the day, EPP team and the participants were given the opportunity to exchange knowledge and good practices, as well as holding discussions on topics such as opportunities for further alignment of the outputs of the Regional Labour Market Observatories with the needs of their stakeholders or the nationwide expansion of entrepreneurship education services.

The workshop’s closing benefited from the presence of His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Megahed, Deputy Minister of Technical Education, to whom EPP team presented its areas of collaboration and work plan. Dr. Megahed also received EPP’s 2019 Roadmap detailing the milestones to be achieved in 2019 and acknowledged EPP’s success in improving the preparation of Egyptian technical education graduates and unemployed youth for the demands of the Egyptian labour market. In particular, he drew attention to the impetus to technical education in Egypt provided by the Technical Education 2.0 strategy, which the German Development Cooperation seeks to support.


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