Nevine Kabbage was sworn in on Sunday as new Minister of Social Solidarity and Social Protection, succeeding Ghada Waly.
Before taking the post, Kabbage was working as a deputy minister of Social Solidarity and Social Protection for more than a year since June 2018.
Kabbage has more than 25 years of experience in development policies, social protection, childhood protection, strategic planning, monitoring, and evaluation. She has also served as an adviser in the Ministry of Social Solidarity and Social Protection for social protection since 2015 until June 2018.
She has held several positions in international bodies such as the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the American Development Association, and the American National Council for Women.
The new minister of Social Solidarity also has a long history in providing consultations in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, the European Commission, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), and the Swiss Fund and other international institutions.
She has also served in the government sector as an advisor for strategic planning for the Secretary of the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, and an advisor for monitoring and evaluation in the Secretary of the National Population Council.
Among her projects during her work in the Ministry of Social Solidarity, Kabbage was the Takaful and Karama project which was the first cash subsidy project in Egypt supported by the state, and she has also founded the first committee for childhood protection in many governorates.
Kabbage graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, with a Masters in International Relations from Carleton University, Canada.