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Nevine El Kabbaj

Minister of social solidarity

Nevine El Kabbaj was appointed as Deputy Minister of Solidarity for Social Protection in June 2018. She has more than 26 years of experience in the field of Development Policies and Social Protection.
El Kabbaj was Director of Takafol Wa Karama (Solidarity and Dignity), a national targeted social safety net program funded by the World Bank and implemented by the Ministry of Social Solidarity, with the aim of protecting the poor through income support.
Prior to this, El Kabbaj worked as Manager at the Middle East and North Africa Regional Consulting (MENARC) from May 2013-July 2014.
In 2005, she joined the UNICEF to work as Children Protection Program Head in Egypt then later became Head of Planning, Follow-up, Assessment Programs from 2007 to 2013. She also worked as Deputy Head at America’s Development Foundation (ADF) from November 1999 to May 2003.
Moreover, El Kabbaj was Strategic Planning Consultant for the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor at the National Population Council.
She has graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at Cairo University in 1987, then studied Political Economy at the University of Ottawa.  She obtained her master’s degree in International Relations from Carleton University in Canada in 1992. She began her career as a Freelance Researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Planning and at the Defense of Prisoners’ Rights Center.