Enabling Environment Advisory Group (EEAG)

ENCC’s Enabling Environment Advisory Group

  Terms of Reference

The Business Advisory Council (BAC) is formed from a coalition of Egypt’s top business associations and chambers that engage in evidence-based consultations with the government and other stakeholders on policy and regulatory reforms relevant to Egypt’s competitiveness and inclusive growth.
The Enabling Environment Advisory Group (EEAG) is an advisory working group created by the BAC as a task force. Its objectives are to:
• recommend to the BAC issues to be adopted for multi-stakeholder consultation and reform;
• recommend research that enhances the efficiency and flexibility of the labor market through dialogue, consultations and policy reforms advocacy;
• seek to facilitate policy advocacy by leveraging their professional networks, profile, reputation, experience and influence to enhance the engagement of the EEAG with stakeholders from the wider community, with the objective of promoting evidence-based reforms that contribute to the competitiveness of Egypt’s labor;
• improve links with all stakeholders and enhance multi-stakeholder engagement with businesses, the government and relevant stakeholders.
The EEAG is hosted and supported at the ENCC.

 

   Mode of operation

• The EEAG is formed of 9 members: a chairman, a secretary general and 7 additional members.
• The EEAG will meet every month to be updated on the progress of the Enabling Environment Unit. (EEU). During these meetings, the EEAG will be updated on upcoming events, visits and strategic meetings in a timely and effective manner.
• The EEAG Chairman reports to the ENCC ED who reports to the BAC Chairman.

 

  EEAG Membership: (selection criteria)

With support from USAID’s WISE project, ENCC has produced a study, entitled “Labor Skills, Productivity, and Human Resource Management” in which stakeholders are categorized according to their influence and interest in the labor market. Based on the mapping within the study (p.77-84), members of the EEAG consist of influential and interested stakeholders from within:
a. The Private Sector,
b. The Government (Ministry of Education and Technical Education, Ministry of Manpower and Immigration).
c. Public and private training centers
d. CSOs
e. Opinion Leaders
f. Parliamentarians
g. Media

 

  Roles and Responsibilities of Members of EEAG

• The EEAG Chair is responsible for keeping the members informed on all issues that fall within its mission and objectives. The Secretary assists with the duties of the Chair as required.
• The EEAG selects and decides on the topics to be advocated during the year, reflecting the critical policy issues identified by the BAC.
• EEAG members facilitate exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences to identify best practices in promoting competitiveness.
• EEAG Members participate in conferences, meetings and events including as speakers.
• EEAG members will engage directly with the stakeholders;
• EEAG members will ensure high quality of speakers and participants in the consultations and may assume the role of panelists and/or moderators in the events wherever possible