US Government and Google train Egyptian women and youth in digital skills

Google Africa 28 FebThe USA government, through the USA Agency for International Development and in cooperation with Google, has announced the expansion of a digital skills training programme for Egyptian women, youth and entrepreneurs

The announcement was done at the seventh annual Women for Success conference held in Cairo, Alamein and Alexandria on 26 February.

The programme trained 500 Egyptians last year and teaches digital marketing skills and how to build a website and market through social media, and also provides free courses from Google’s “Maharat min Google” e-learning platform. 

At the event, USAID mission director Leslie Reed said, “As we approach Women’s Month in March, the USA government reaffirms our commitment to empowering women. Through USAID and Google’s collaboration, hundreds more Egyptian women will be among the business owners and youth to acquire new digital skills to take their careers and businesses to the next level.” 

This USAID-Google collaboration builds on a long history of US Government investment in Egypt’s leading professional networks—including the Women’s Entrepreneurs Network, the Youth Entrepreneurs Network and Tiye Angels, Egypt’s first women’s angel investors network. Over the past four decades, the U.S. Government has helped more than 10,000 Egyptians strengthen their businesses through mentorship programs, incubators, and accelerators. 

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