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Leadership for Government Excellence Program Receives the EFMD Excellence in Practice Silver Award

The European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), Europe’s largest network association in performance and skill set enhancement, has awarded the American University in Cairo’s Leadership for Government Excellence Program (LEP) the prestigious EFMD 2023 Silver Award in Excellence in Practice (EIP).

The EIP Awards are given to those that demonstrate outstanding and impactful client-supplier partnerships in the domains of leadership, professional, talent and organizational development.The LEP initiative aims to hone the leadership and management skills of civil servants in order to guide public service operations in the New Administrative Capital. The tripartite partnership is a collaboration between the Ministry of Planning and Economic Development, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, Kings College London and the American University in Cairo, represented by the School of Business and the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy – the case presented to EFMD was created by El Khazindar Business Research and Case Center (KCC) of The AUC School of Business.

“We are proud to be part of this nationwide effort, which is being carried out in accordance with the Administrative Reform Plan and Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy 2030, to improve the effectiveness of government work through investments in human resources, competence-building and talent development in the public sector” highlighted Mohamed AbdelSalam, Executive Director of Executive Education, AUC School of Business.

Since its launch in 2019, the learning and development initiative has trained 120 government officials, including 80 men and 40 women, through three intensive modules from 24 ministries in Cairo and London. The impact of the program has been observed through qualitative and quantitative measurements, as 14 projects developed by the learners have either been fully or partially executed by their respective organizations. The Egyptian government is on track to implement its ambitious Vision 2023 agenda that covers social, economic and environmental dimensions.