Tuesday 07 September 2021
Books – Mustafa Eid:
The activities of the Egypt Forum for International Cooperation and Development Finance “ICF Egypt 2021” will start tomorrow morning, in its first edition, organized by the Ministry of International Cooperation, in Cairo, under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, and will last for two days, with high-level participation at the local, regional and international levels.
The activities of the forum – which combines physical and virtual attendance – will witness the holding of 5 dialogue sessions on the role of multilateral partnerships in post-Covid 19 reconstruction efforts, strengthening international financing mechanisms to comply with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and encouraging the participation of the private sector in development through international cooperation. The Green Transformation: Opportunities and Challenges Facing Developing Countries, in addition to the closing session on investment in human capital.
Also, during the forum, 6 workshops will be held on activating regional cooperation mechanisms under the African Free Trade Agreement, sharing Egypt’s experience in matching development finances with the UN sustainable development goals, and supporting women entrepreneurs: towards financial inclusion for women, food security and employment in Africa in the era of digital transformation. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Youth is the locomotive of development in Africa and the Middle East, and triangular cooperation with Africa.
The Egypt Forum for International Cooperation concludes its work by issuing a final statement and recommendations from all participants from countries, international organizations and the United Nations, on the importance of development finance and multilateral cooperation to support the efforts undertaken by countries to achieve development in the world.
The recommendations of the conference will also be promoted in international platforms and forums, to be a strong addition to the global effort aimed at achieving sustainable development and the UN Agenda 2030, according to a statement by the Ministry of International Cooperation.