The Faculty of Economics & Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University partners with UNICEF for better knowledge production
CAIRO, 15 November 2018 – Today, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the Faculty of Economics & Political Science (FEPS), Cairo University signed a Memorandum of Understanding that initiates a cooperation in knowledge production in the fields of Public Policies on Social and Human Development. This covers topics of common concern such as social protection and inclusion, poverty alleviation, health and nutrition, and child protection, as well as Public Finance including national budget; fiscal policy, program and performance based budgeting, and monitoring and evaluating national programs.
The key objective of this partnership is to better design, implement, monitor and evaluate public policies and programs through high quality data and evidence-based and multi-disciplinary researches. FEPS-UNICEF partnership also aims to develop the national capacities in the field of public finance and public policies related to social inclusion. Another objective is also to develop participatory platforms between academia, policy makers, government officials and media to influence and contribute to the policy making process.
“In contributing to interventions that serve children in Egypt, it is important for UNICEF to build on the knowledge of a well-known and respected academic institution in Egypt such as FEPS, to find innovative solutions to common and new policy issues. Long-lasting partnerships between governments and academia are instrumental in channeling knowledge for future planning.” said Mr. Bruno Maes, UNICEF Representative in Egypt.
“FEPS appreciates the fruitful partnership with UNICEF, a distinguished international organization focusing on promoting sustainable development with multidimensional equity for children in Egypt. This cooperation is seen timely with the need to contribute to Egypt 2030 vision that aspires to realize social inclusion and justice”, said. Dr. Omneya Helmy, FEPS Deputy Dean.
The activities planned under this MoU include providing opportunities for Cairo University students to participate in the public policy dialogue through events that engage policy makers with think tanks and academia and media, thus voicing the ideas of students beyond the academic platforms, which contributes to building capacities of young generations.
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Faculty of Economics and Political Science:
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