The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Egypt was established in 1963. One of the main tasks of MHESR is to determine the research strategies at national levels, to design plans, develop programmes, launch initiatives and implement strategies to support and promote science and innovation in Egypt as well as to contribute to the advancement of the theoretical and applied scientific research. Recognizing the need for international cooperation in STI, Research, Development and Innovation (RDI), and in particular with Europe, MHESR has established a designated unit for International Cooperation, which deals with all S&T and RDI actions on a regional/bilateral level. This unit is instrumental in implementing the Science and Technology agreement, and its Action Plan, that Egypt has signed with the EC in 2005.
4Prima role: WP4 Leader/ Participation and support to the following activities: project management, mapping of existing R&I initiatives on food systems and water resources, prioritization of objectives, definition of SRIA, exploring best options for the definition of Joint Activities of the future PRIMA Joint Programme, generation of guidelines and procedures for implementing act and dissemination.