The First Woman on UNDP Social Impact Fund’s Advisory Board Is Egyptian
Egypt’s Minister of Investment and International Cooperation, Sahar Nasr, has just been appointed as a member of the high-level Advisory Board of the United Nations Development Program’s Social Impact Fund.
Her Excellency’s appointment is not only huge because she’s the first woman in the board, but also because she’s the first Egyptian, as well as the first African.
She was selected for the prestigious post following her efforts towards development.
On international cooperation, her Excellency focused on strengthening Egypt’s ties with its existing international partners, as well as exploring new opportunities for cooperation, all through the establishment of mutually-beneficial partnerships. This has involved consolidating Egyptian-Gulf relationships, expanding and deepening ties with African states and exploring new relationships with Asian partners.
On sustainable development, she is the National Coordinator of the National Committee for the Follow-Up on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She also serves as Governor of Egypt to several institutions, such as the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.
The minister is also a professor of economics at the American University in Cairo and a lecturer at several Egyptian and foreign universities.