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Amal Mowafy

Amal Mowafy is currently the ILO Regional Youth Employment Technical Specialist for Africa based in Abidjan, working with four sub-regional Decent Work Teams and nine country offices covering 54 countries across the continent.

In her previous capacity as the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) at the International Labour Organization (ILO) managing the ILO/Canada flagship project on Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP) where she worked with more than 12 government counterparts, employers’ and workers’ organizations, academia, civil society and youth (through a team of 18 people) to deliver results at national, governorate and community levels through interventions that tackle the supply, intermediation, and demand aspects of the labour market. The project received on May 6th, 2019 the ILO Recognition Award for teamwork (See link: https://www.ilo.org/employment/lang–en/index.htm).

On the backdrop of the Egyptian Year of Woman, she was recognized as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in the Egyptian Economy in 2016 (please see the following ILO Staff Union Bulletin link http://unionmag.ilostaffunion.org/egyptian-year-for-women/).

With more than 20 years of post-undergraduate work experience with the private sector (Procter & Gamble), academia (The American University in Cairo), government (Ministry of International Cooperation), donor organizations (USAID) and UN agencies (ILO); Ms. Mowafy has completed course work for a PhD in Public Administration at Cairo University/Faculty of Economics and Political Science. She has two degrees with highest honours from the American University in Cairo: an MPA with a specialization in International Organizations (on merit scholarship) and B.A. in Economics.