Nevine El-Kabbaj, Minister of Social Solidarity, extended on Wednesday the deadline for local, regional, and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to adjust their status per Egypt’s new NGO law to 11 April 2023.
The Minister said that civil society in Egypt is witnessing a great renaissance and unprecedented support under the leadership of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, and his belief in the ability of civil society to contribute to achieving sustainable and equitable development indicators.
The Ministry of Social Solidarity announced that about 32,000 civil society associations and institutions have completed the procedures for regularizing their status, with the expectation that extending the period of regularization will open the way for more civil society organizations to register.
It is worth noting that all foreign non-governmental organizations operating in Egypt have submitted files to regularize their status, which confirms the confidence of these organizations in increasing the space and freedom of civil work in Egypt as stipulated in the law, in addition to the desire to make long-term partnerships with Egyptian organizations.
Egypt is the fourth country in the world to provide electronic establishment services to civil work organizations, within which it provides about 4,000 associations and institutions that are currently completing their files on the system to obtain a decision to declare them electronically according to the notification as stipulated in the constitution.