Executive Director of the National Training Academy (NTA) Rasha Ragheb said that the academy is not just a place for training but rather a place that provides transformative multidisciplinary knowledge.
She believes that the NTA will have an effective role in achieving the UN’s sustainable development goals, including women’s empowerment, noting that 47% of the academy’s employees are women.
She also affirmed the academy’s constant keenness to achieve fair representation among graduates and trainees. As the percentage of women makes up nearly 52% of the total number of graduates and trainees of the academy.
“We decided a year and a half ago that all the training portfolios used in the academy would be products of Badara, an Egyptian girl from the New Valley who presented a wonderful project to revive heritage and handicrafts in the oases then moved her project to Giza and from there to Upper Egypt to emphasise the project’s impact And the role it plays, as more than 800 women breadwinners are part of the project,” said Ragheb.
This came during the ‘Ringing the Bells of Gender Equality’ event that was held on Tuesday by the Egyptian Exchange (EGX) in cooperation with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and a number of development partners, including the World Federation of Exchanges, United Nations Women, and Global Compact Egypt.
The EGX has been keen to participate in the world’s celebrations of International Women’s Day and encourage the private sector to expand economic opportunities for women in Egypt for eight years now.