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Egypt's Participation in the World Government Summit 2022 in the UAE

Tuesday، 22 March 2022 - 12:00 AM

Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El-Saeed took part, on Monday morning 28-3-2022, in the activities of the preliminary day for the World Government Summit (WGS 2022) held on March 29-30, 2022 in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.

The 2nd edition of "The Women in Government Forum" brings together more than 100 female leaders and decision-makers from around the world to discuss women's role at WGS and the necessity of empowering the next generation of women leaders inside governments.

The forum is meant to increase women's participation in all government-related activities, along with incentivizing governments to prepare a leading female generation, with a view to upping women's opportunities in leading decision making, as well as top-governmental posts.

The forum also sheds light on women's role in government and discuss how to fully-empower them to hold leading positions in the public sector; a key focus of the WGS.

Ohoud Al Roumi, Minister of State for Government Development and the Future and Vice President of the World Government Summit, will inaugurate the forum with a speech reviewing the prospects for the role of women in government under the title "Women in Government and Creating the Future".

The forum will also witness a speech by Mia Motley, Prime Minister of Barbados.

About the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS 2022)

The World Government Summit 2022 will be held exceptionally on March 29-30 in tandem with the closing of “Expo 2020 Dubai”, the largest event of its kind that brings the world together, under the theme “Shaping Future Governments”.

The Summit will bring thought leaders, global experts and decision makers from around the globe to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that are essential in shaping future governments.

The WGS 2022 will also convene high-level government officials, including Arab ministers of civil service, in ministerial meetings, panel discussions and highlight on a report on the state of Arab administration drafted by top experts and based on interviews with 2,000 civil servants across the region. 

WGS2022 will feature 15 global forums to tackle threats emerging from volatile financial markets and new virtual worlds in the stage of recovering from COVID-19 pandemic.

The forums also include Global Metaverse Forum, the Global Crypto Forum, and the Cybersecurity in Aviation Forum, the Climate Change Forum, the Global Health Forum, the Global Energy Forum, the SDGs in Action, the Women in Government Forum, the Government Services Forum, and the Gender Balance Forum, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Forum and the TIME 100 Gala.

Activities of the Egyptian Participation

Monday 28-3-2022

Dr. Hala Al-Saeed, Minister of Planning and Economic Development and Minister of Economy and Finance of Morocco, in addition to Minister of Investment, Industry and Entrepreneurship of the State of Seychelles, participated, on Monday 28-3-2022, in a session entitled "The Role of Women in Enhancing Economic Growth Worldwide" as part of the Women in Government Forum held on the sidelines of the World Government Summit (WGS2022) in Dubai.

In her speech, Minister of Planning and Economic Development Hala El Saeed said women empowerment is a state high priority, noting that Egypt has launched a national strategy to empower women to comply with the objectives of UN for Sustainable Development.

El Saeed pointed out to a rise in women's political empowerment saying that women representation in the Egyptian cabinet reached up to 24.2 %, while in the parliament it stood at 27 % after it had been just 2 % in 2012.

El Saeed added that for the first time in Egypt's history, three women were appointed as governors, while seven were chosen as deputy governors along with around 50 percent of the Administrative Prosecution Authority members.

She reviewed the state's efforts to include women in the judiciary authorities, citing the appointment of 98 judges in the State Council.

The minister also reviewed the state's efforts to invest in women, noting that several initiatives have been launched to help marginalized women and support small projects for the breadwinners to mitigate the impact of poverty.

Al-Saeed also mentioned the state’s efforts in the field of women’s economic empowerment, noting that the Financial Supervisory Authority issued a decision stipulating that at least one female representative in the boards of directors of companies and bodies working in the field of non-banking public activities, followed by the issuance of Resolution No. (110) for the year 2021 stipulating that the representation of women in the board of directors of companies operating in non-bank financial activities shall not be less than 25%, or at least two members.

In this respect, the minister noted that the representation of women in the boards of directors of nearly a thousand companies and banks increased from 13% in 2020 to 16.7% in 2021.

Al-Saeed concluded her speech by saying, "My father taught me that no matter what position you have reached, you must always strive for excellence."

Egypt’s Minister of Planning Hala El-Saeed participated in a session addressing the theme of the "Philosophy of Leadership in Government ... Dialogue with Arab Female Ministers" held as part of the second edition of the Women in Government Forum that is being held on the side-lines of the World Government Summit 2022 (WGS2022) in Dubai.

She highlighted the priority the Egyptian state attaches to gender equality and women's empowerment as she addressed a forum in Dubai on leadership.

The minister said the Egyptian women hold key posts in various state institutions including the judicial ones.

She noted that the women’s quote inside the cabinet has reached 24.2 percent, 28 percent in the Parliament, and 14 percent in the Senate. There are also three female governors, seven female deputy governors, adding that women also represent around 50 percent of the Administrative Prosecution authority.

She added that the state is committed to protecting women against violence and providing care to mothers and families as part of Egypt's 2030 strategy which calls for ensuring political, social and economic rights of women.


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