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Sahar Nasr Becomes First Egyptian Woman to Join UNDP's Social Impact Fund's Advisory Board

The Egyptian minister of investment and international cooperation was also second Egyptian woman to ever lead the investment sector in an executive capacity.

Around four months after her appointment as Egypt's Minister of Investment & International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr makes another breakthrough for Egyptian women as she gets appointed on the high level Advisory Board of United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) Social Impact Fund, making her the first woman from the continent of Africa to join the prestigious board, Be Cause reported Wednesday.

Nasr, who's an established economist and academic, initially joined Egypt's cabinet in 2015 as the Minister of International Cooperation. Earlier this year, the ministry of investment and ministry of international cooperation were merged into one, for which Nasr was appointed as the minister, making her the second Egyptian woman to ever lead the investment sector in an executive capacity.

After graduating with honours from the AUC's school of economics in 1985, Nasr carried on an excellent academic career in which she became a professor and lecturer at the AUC as well as many other local and foreign universities. Nasr has also worked with the World Bank for 17 years in many programmes which centre around SME investment projects in Egypt and the region.

Photo: Be Cause


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