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British Council in Cairo launches program to boost creative economy in Egypt

Mon, June 04, 2018 17:34

CAIRO, June 4, 2018 (MENA) - The British Council in Cairo launched a 30-million-pound program to boost creative economy in Egypt.

The program was launched on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the council in the Egyptian capital.

In a statement, the council said the new program will work with the Egyptian government, business sector and academics to support entrepreneurship, increase employment and grow demand for Egyptian creative products.

The program will grant funds to projects aiming at empowering women and girls and supporting persons with disabilities and marginalized groups.

The two-year Inclusive and Creative Economies (ICE) Program also aims at encouraging social and creative enterprises, one of the main spheres of economic development that combines entrepreneurship with culture, innovation and technology, the council said.

The program works through three levels of intervention. The first level involves key governmental bodies, national institutions, academics and organizations concerned with creative economy. In the second level, the program works with social and creative organizations. In the third level, the program offers grants to individuals to set up their own creative enterprises.

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