Prince Charles tackles green projects and gender violence with Egyptian entrepreneurs

Ahram Online , MENA , Friday 19 Nov 2021

British Crown Prince Charles visited the Greek Campus in Tahrir square on Friday where he was shown young entrepreneurs’ projects to support ecological projects using digital technology as well as social projects to protect women against violence and harassment.

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Prince Charles and Minister Yasmine Fouad of environment during their visit to the Greek Campus in Tahrir square and meeting with Egyptian entrepreneurs "Photo : Egyptian Cabinet "

Accompanied by Egypt’s Minister of Environment Yasmine Fouad, Prince Charles participated in the event organized by the British Embassy in Cairo as part of the Sustainable Markets Initiative.

The prince lauded Egypt’s efforts to support women, pointing to a recently passed law meant to protect females from violence and harassment.

The prince’s comments came during a chat with Salma Medhat and Ahmed Hisham, the founders of an application called Matkhafish (“Don't be scared”), which aims to support women psychologically and legally in cases of sexual harassment.

He also saluted the founders of the Talents Arena platform that brings together software engineers and hiring companies, noting that technology is shaping the future of the world, especially in education.

Prince Charles also praised the Flat6Labs initiative’s funding for the Chefaa application that provides support to people suffering chronic diseases.

The Prince of Wales and the Egyptian minister also participated in a special meeting for the private and banking sector in Egypt to discuss their support for ecological and sustainable projects that aim to counter the impacts of climate change.

Participants in the discussion included representatives from the HSBC and CIB banks as well as the Karm Sola Company.

The discussion covered opportunities for green projects in Egypt as well as the mechanisms provided by the state to allow banks to invest in them, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Environment.

From her side, Minister Yasmine Fouad described the government’s role in supporting a green economy, chief among them is the presidential Decent Life initiative.

Meanwhile, the wife of Prince Charles Camilla Barker – the Duchess of Cornwall – visited the Brooke Hospital for Animals, located in Sayeda Zeinab district on Friday.

The Duchess of Cornwall toured the hospital and hailed those working at it.

She talked with the hospital’s staff and posed for photos with them, before they dedicated a souvenir to her.

In 1934, Dorothy Brooke, the wife of a British Army major general, founded the Old War Horse Memorial Hospital in Cairo, with the promise of free veterinary care for all the city’s working horses and donkeys. It was the first of its kind to be established in Egypt.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla arrived in Cairo earlier on Thursday for a two day visit. This is the second visit for the royal couple to Egypt who visited the country in 2006 as well the third for the British crown prince as he visited in Egypt in 1981.

The couple is scheduled to visit Alexandria to further celebrate Egypt’s ancient culture later Friday.

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