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Khatwa Competition for improving job quality

 Khatwa competition provides technical and financial support for the best proposals and ideas of projects proposed by companies and company groups to improve the job quality to be able to implement these ideas within their companies or common places (eg in the industrial park or the industrial zone) and thus encourage companies to improve work conditions while at the same time and achieve economic benefit through employment retention and also create better job opportunities within the technical and vocational sector in the labor market.


Based on company’s needs and priorities, applying companies can submit project ideas that target improvement in one or more of the following key areas:

Gender-sensitive Workplaces

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Health and Safety

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Workplace Conditions and Work Environment

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HR Management and Development

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Season 2
khatwa competition winners 2018-2019

Season 1
khatwa competition winners 2016-2017

Timeline and applications

What Are
the Eligibility Conditions and Required Application Documents?

Companies that meet following requirements can apply:

  • The company is employing at least 10 employees; and not exceeding EGP 200 million in annual turnover.
  • The company is employing a majority of blue-collar workers in relation to its total workforce.
  • The company is targeting improvement in at least one of the competition key areas mentioned above.
  • The company is willing to contribute at least 30% of the total cost to implement the project idea whether in cash or in-kind. Any non-monetary contribution should be calculated and provided in documentation.
  • The company is submitting the completed application form and letter of consent in Arabic language.
  • The company is submitting a copy of the commercial register.
  • The company is submitting a copy of the tax card.
  • The company is submitting a copy of an insurance document / certificate including the number of socially insured employees to date.
  • The company is submitting a copy of its membership document in one of FEDA member

  • Companies are encouraged to submit applications that target improvement in systems and skills, positively affecting their employees and their business, rather than by building infrastructures.
  • Companies are encouraged to form partnerships and submit one application together with other companies to address a common problem. One application can be submitted by 1-6 companies.
  • Each company can submit one application only.
  • Priority will be given to participating companies that are members of FEDA member associations.
associations, only if applicable.
• Pay the participation fees of EGP 200 to FEDA. The participation fee is not reimbursable.

To Apply
for Khatwa Competition

Applications for 2018-2019 season are now closed. Please follow our facebook page for announcement of the next season.

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