Three projects for women from the New Valley, Cairo and Marsa Matrouh governorates in Egypt won the first three places in the “Nawal Mostafa for Women Entrepreneurs 2022” competition, whose activities were launched under the slogan “handicrafts and environmentally friendly products” on March 27, 2022, at the Greater Cairo Library in Zamalek.
Randa Seif from the New Valley Governorate won the first place for the “Nature’s Corner” project for recycling palm waste, Amal Ali won the second place from Cairo Governorate for the “Qasakis Kraft” project for recycling fabric waste, and the Nawara project for various hand-made products inspired by the Siwian style won the third place.
The award ceremony was attended by Ms. Rania Ezzat, Head of the Central Department for Minister’s Office Affairs, on behalf of Her Excellency the Minister of Solidarity, Dr. Hayat Khattab, other important public figures and a group of civil society organizations.
The competition was sponsored by Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, and targeted all women and girls over the age of 18, who have talent in the field of handicrafts of all kinds. In addition to environmentally friendly products, the prizes are divided into two categories: the first is for 3 winners to receive full support for their projects, and the second for 7 winners to receive grants and training courses in entrepreneurship and small projects, with the aim of encouraging women who have talents and have the ability to manage their projects.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.