EmpowerHER Project Day 1
EmpowerHER Project Day 2

We are embarking on an exciting women’s development and empowerment project in EGYPT. The EmpowerHER project will address the gender gap and help Egypt tap into a larger talent pool essential for economic growth. The project will invest in women’s education and the development of a highly skilled workforce in STEM. The project will stimulate innovation and technological advancement in Egypt by encouraging more women to pursue STEM careers. The project’s activities will extend to community development efforts, such as STEM education programs for underprivileged areas. It can uplift marginalised communities, reducing poverty and improving overall social welfar

The project will run from Jan 2024 to Jan 2025. It will involve training workshops and a skills enhancement program among women graduates in STEM, assisted by experts and mentors. The virtual training workshops will cover technical skills (coding, data analysis) and soft skills (communication, leadership). Discussion, debates, and networking with international experts will be integral to the project. We are calling Keynote Speakers, Speakers, Mentors, Students, Young researchers, Union representatives, University representatives from Egypt and outside Egypt, Sector representatives, STEM representatives, Research-performing organisation representatives, Research funding body representatives, Public body representatives, and relevant stakeholders to participate in interviews, round table discussions, seminars, providing feedback, one-to-one meeting, or attend.

British Council on Global Partnerships grant winners Dr Renuka Thakore from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston, United Kingdom, and Prof Yasser Gaber Dessouky from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt, invite WOMEN LEADERS, GLOBAL PROFESSIONALS, YOUNG WOMEN, STUDENTS, EARLY CAREERS, ORGANISATIONS & INSTITUTIONS – everyone to participate in the EmpowerHER project to share knowledge and experiences. This exchange of ideas will contribute to more effective solutions to global challenges and create opportunities for international partnerships.

The project will run for 1 year. Please feel free to register your interest. We are excited to meet you:

Egypt EmpowerHER project: The Women Development and Empowerment project:


EmpowerHER Egypt Program
The Program is hybrid. You can join us in person, online or record your message and send it to us in advance. Register for attendance on Zoom here  
First Day: 18 February 2024
AASTMT Main Campus in Abu Qir, Alexandria, Egypt An interactive work session to help determine criteria and identify segments to best meet the criteria – in terms of the needs, aspirations, and challenges for empowering women in the Higher Education Institutions in Egypt and beyond.  
“EmpowerHER: Advancing Women in STEM Higher Education and Careers”  
10:30-12:00Participants engagement to discuss: training requirements to encourage women pursue STEM education and enable them acquire skills in various disciplines.facilitate women’s entry into the workforce and promote economic independence.encourage women to pursue leadership roles and career advancement opportunities in STEM industries. Challenging societal norms and perceptions that restrict women’s participation in the workforce.promoting diversity and inclusion in workplaces showcase women who have overcome obstacles and established themselves in various fields.  
12:00-13:00Break and Networking  
Second day: 19 February 2024
10:00-12:00BENEFICIARIES BRAINSTORM WORKSHOP This workshop will serve as a “Shark Tank” activity where beneficiaries (trainees, early careers, and students) will be discussing with the broader project team (trainers, moderators, model role players, industry experts, mentors, etc.) a moderated discussion to assess/critique ideas.  
12:00-13:00Break and Networking  
13:00-15:00BENEFICIARIES BRAINSTORM WORKSHOP This workshop will serve as “Shark Tank” activity where beneficiaries (trainees, early careers, and students) will be discussing with the broader project team (trainers, moderators, model role players, industry experts, mentors, etc.) into a moderated discussion to assess/critique ideas.  
15:00-: 16:00Break and Networking  
16:00-16:30Results presentation and closing words: Presentation of the results of the working groups Closing remarks and recommendations.  
16:30-17:00Small reception
EmpowerHER workshop Agenda for 18-19 February 2024.