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Egypt is a Newton Fund partner country. It is known as the Newton-Mosharafa Fund to celebrate the Egyptian mathematician and physicist, Dr Ali Moustafa Mosharafa.

Known for its ancient civilisation, Egypt is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times. Egypt's teeming cities - and almost all agricultural activity - are concentrated along the banks of the Nile, and on the river's delta. Deserts occupy most of the country.

The economy depends heavily on agriculture, tourism, and cash remittances from Egyptians working abroad, mainly in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. However, rapid population growth and the limited amount of arable land are straining the country's resources and economy, and political unrest has often paralysed government efforts to address the problems. [Source: BBC]

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Priorities for Egypt

These are mutually identified priorities between the UK and Egypt. Priorities may not cover everything we currently fund and may evolve over time to ensure they continue to meet our shared objectives.
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Climate change and environment
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Cultural heritage
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Food security, agriculture and nutrition
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Health, medicine and wellbeing
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Management of water resources
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New and renewable energy
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Contact the Egypt team

If you are interested in learning more about Egypt please get in touch with our local team.

Shahira Emara

Head of Newton Mosharafa Fund

Soha Salama

Programme Manager, Newton Mosharafa Fund

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Known for its ancient civilisation, Egypt is the largest Arab country and has played a central role in Middle Eastern politics in modern times. Egypt's teeming cities - and almost all agricultural activity - are concentrated along the banks of the Nile, and on the river's delta. Deserts occupy most of the country. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, tourism, and cash remittances from Egyptians working abroad, mainly in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. However, rapid population growth and the limited amount of arable land are straining the country's resources and economy, and political unrest has often paralysed government efforts to address the problems. [Source: BBC]

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0 % suffering from food insecurity in 2018
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