Saturday September 28, 2019
Ugandan Minister of State for Tourism Honorable Godfrey Kiwanda appointed Nancy Hadi Goodwill Ambassador of Uganda Tourism in Egypt.
The official appointment took place on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 during the Ministry of Tourism’s 10th Annual Tourism Sector Review Conference at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Uganda, which was attended by the Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism, and the Minister of State for Tourism.
This nomination was prompted for Nancy Hadi’s work with the Uganda Ministry of Tourism and Uganda Tourism Board UTB during the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Cairo. Hady hosted an event for the Uganda Team and delegation in the attendance of the Ugandan Ambassador in Cairo during the African. The event which was called Ugandan Night on the Nile, was also to promote Uganda as a tourist destination in Egypt.
Hadi also arranged meeting with pharmaceutical companies to promote medical tourism and “to promote treatment for Africans by Africans.” Moreover, she arranged meetings for the UTB in Cairo and Alexandria with travel agencies to promote cobranding, to have tour packages between Egypt and Uganda. “For example Americans who are traveling to Egypt or Uganda would make a stop over in the other country. The idea is we have a lot to offer, that Uganda doesn’t have. They have to offer what we don’t have, so our tourism profiles actually compliment each other. We don’t compete with each other. We have more like the pyramids, ancient antiquities and they have wilderness and wild animals. We are where the Nile ends and they are the source of the Nile, so there is this unique and strong connection between us,” Hadi told WoE.
During her visit to Uganda, Hadi also met with the Minister of Gender to discuss the program My Body is My Body, which she is its Director of Africa and the Middle East. Moreover, Hadi also visited A Nursing Academy in the western part of Uganda, A new school, that has just opened. She discussed with the officials the possibility of collaboration between nursing schools in Egypt and Uganda, and explored the options for the graduates to come to Egypt to continue their education.
Nancy Hadi is also the Founder and Managing Partner for IBIS-International Business & Investment Services . Born and raised in the United States to Egyptian immigrants, Nancy earned a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ, and a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University, NJ.
A proud Egyptian, Nancy relocated to Egypt and co-founded IBIS, a company that promotes Egypt through tourism, investments and social and educational development. She wants Egyptian expatriates to know that each can make a difference even without moving back to Egypt. They can be an added value to Egypt’s development through sharing their valuable knowledge and experiences.Through her company, Hady is focusing on building strong relations between Egypt and Africa, encouraging development and cooperation between Egypt and the African countries in education, training, vocational training, technical trainings.
Prior to moving to Egypt, she worked with some of the top private, public, diplomatic and international organizations throughout the United States, Middle East and the GCC regions. She also worked with the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF)
Since its establishment in 2016, IBIS has organized the first ever Business Forum and B2B event between the Sultanate of Oman and Egypt, invited and hosted Mrs. Mexico Universal 2016 to tour Egypt to promote tourism, and created Egypt Student Internship Program (ESIP) to promote Egypt as a hub for internships, youth and student tourism and cultural exchange.
In July 2018, the first group of foreign students visited Egypt and spent an entire month participating in two internships at some of the most prestigious hospitals while touring the country.
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