UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.
UNICEF work in Egypt is focused on promoting sustainable development with multidimensional equity for children, embodying the fair chance for every child principle. In line with national priorities, UNICEF work in Egypt focuses on Early Childhood Development bridging the first 1000 days through the first years of formal education, as a key means by which multiple threats to children may be addressed through cross-sectoral linkages. The expected results of UNICEF’s work in Egypt will contribute to national efforts and priorities and the 2030 National Sustainable Development Strategy; as well as the United Nations Partnership for Development Framework (UNPDF 2018-2022).
UNICEF Egypt’s Country Program is supporting the Government of Egypt to ensure that:
- Poor and vulnerable children increasingly benefit from child sensitive and integrated social protection systems and child responsive national policies and public spending;
- Vulnerable mothers, newborns and children have better access to, and utilization of, quality essential package of maternal, neonatal and child health care services;
- Nutritional situation for children is improved through strengthening the preparedness and institutional capacity of the Nutrition system and operationalizing the nutrition sensitive policies in the country;
- More children and adolescents have equitable access to quality learning opportunities relevant to their cognitive, social and economic empowerment;
- More children in Egypt are increasingly protected from violence, abuse, exploitation and neglect including in those in emergency situations;
- There is a positive influence on social beliefs related to child care and gender perceptions with a particular focus on positive parenting, reducing child violence and reducing the prevalence of harmful practices (FGM, early marriage) affecting girls;
- Improved national M&E systems for better Production and utilization of rigorous evidence/data for SDS/SDG monitoring to improve inclusive social programs and policies for children.
Mr. JEREMY HOPKINS
Jeremy Hopkins is half Kenyan and half British and graduated with a MA in Arabic and Social Anthropology (Edinburgh) and a MSc in Development Studies (SOAS – University of London).
He started his career with WFP in Somalia then moved to UNICEF where he worked in Somalia managing programmes at the field level in Child Protection, Youth Engagement, children affected by HIV and related Behaviour Change Communication. He continued to work on Child Protection in Mozambique with a specific focus on HIV.
Thereafter Jeremy worked as the Deputy Representative for UNICEF in the Central African Republic, Yemen and in Somalia again. More recently Jeremy was acting as a Representative for UNICEF in South Sudan and has just completed his tour of duty as UNICEF Representative in Burundi August 2020.