Egypt

Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization

Address: 89 Abdul Aziz Al-Saoud Street, Manial El Roda, Malek El Saleh, P.O. Box 61,
Cairo, 11559, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 362 2946 / 363 6081 / 362 0462
Fax: 20 2 363 7361
Email: aapso@idsc.gov.eg
Internet:
Contact: Nouri Ahdel Razzak
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1858
International Working Language: English / French
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Conference of NGOs / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Elimination of the last vestiges of colonialism and racial discrimination; promotion of gender equality; human rights; development; South-South cooperation, and South-North dialogue.

Illustrative Project:

Campaign for disarmament, conflict resolution and human rights through various conferences symposiums and other meetings held in different parts of the Afro-Asian world. Most recently was the International Conference on "Clash of Civilization or Dialogue of Cultures", held in Cairo in March 1997.

Al Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies

Address: Al-Ahram Foundation, Al Galaa Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 518 6037
Fax: 20 2 518 6833 / 518 6023
Email: acpss@acpss.org
Internet: http://www.acpss.org/
Contact: Mohamed el Sayed Said, Deputy Director
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Al Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies (ACPSS) carries out multidisciplinary research and conducts policy advocacy work on issues related to the Middle East in general, and the Arab-Israeli conflict in particular, including international conflict and conflict resolution, and political, economic, and social aspects of Arab society in general and Egyptial society in particular. The ACPSS targets political leaders, policy makers, political parties and organisations, government and military officials, policy analysts and researchers, the media as well as the general public.

Illustrative Project:

Among the publications published by ACPSS are Strategic Papers, monthly series; Al-Ahram Strategic File, monthly series in Arabic; Israeli Digest, monthly publication; Lebanon Under Siege: The Crisis of Peace in the Middle East, 1996.

Alexandria Business Association

Address: 52, El-Horreya Avenue, Alexandra, Egypt
Phone: 20 3 484 5695
Fax: 20 3 482 9576
Email: nelshami@dataxprs.com.eg
Internet:
Contact: Nabil A. Elshami
Type of Organization: Provincial
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: Micro Finance Network

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To provide support to the private sector, and represent it to the government; to promote the interests of businessman; to consolidate business and social ties amongst business people; to provide community service and development.

Illustrative Project:

The implementation of the small and micro enterprise development project. The mission is to promote the betterment of its target group of the low-income segments of the population by providing financial services specifically tailored to meet their needs. The goal of the project is to create employment and generate income, facilitate expansion of SMES, and promote transition of successful SMES from informal to 'formal'.

Alliance for Arab Women

Address: 28, Adly Street, Apt. #74, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 393 9899
Fax: 20 2 393 6820
Email: aaw@link.com.eg
Internet: http://www.allianceforarabwomen.org/
Contact: Laila Abaze
Type of Organization: Regional / National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC / Network of 350 Egyptian NGOs

Action Areas:

Purpose:

AAW works within a network of NGOs and other organizations to provide women with basic human security through influencing policies and legislations, and providing relevant services and programs within the framework of human rights.

Illustrative Project:

A project on women in decision-making process was recently intiaited aimed at supporting women's presence in decision making structures all over Egypt at different levels. It represents an effort to upgrade the participation of women at all levels of political involvement through advocacy, awareness, upgrading skills, building allies, publications, studies, etc.

Various conferences and seminars were organized by AAW. In May 1998 an regional conference was held on the appointment of women as judges entitled "Arab Women in Judicial Bodies". In October 2002 in cooperation with the Supreme Council for Culture and the European Community, a regional conference was organized entitled "Arab Women, Years in the Judicial Seat". In July 2003, AAW organized a round table meeting to discuss ways and means of continuing the campaign to open the door before women to assume the office of judge from the first ranks of the hierarchy and admission in the prosecution corps. A number of seminars were also held under the title "Women on the threshold of judicial authority" with students of law in different universities to motivate them to enroll in prosecution admission examinations as the first step towards opening the door to women's appointment in the judiciary.

Arab Organization for Human Rights

Address: 91 Al-Marghany Street, Heliopolis, Cairo, 11341, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 418 1396 / 418 8378
Fax: 20 2 418 5346
Email: aohr@linkcom.eg
Internet: http://www.aohr.org/
Contact: Ibrahim Allam, Executive Director
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Defense of individuals and groups whose rights are not respected, as stipulated in international treaties; cooperation and coordination with international organizations working for human rights. Although the Arab Organization for Human Rights are centered mainly around human rights, conflict prevention is also part of the work, especially in terms of research, fact-finding and publishing. The organisation, which is active throughout the Arab world, has a programme on conflict prevention and resolution in Somalia, It cooperates with the United Nations.

Illustrative Project:

Helping to free 45 people held in Jordan because of their participation in a manifestation in 1997 ("Bread Crisis"); monitoring the 1997 municipal elections in Yemen.

Arab Society of Certified Accountants

Address: P.O. Box 96, Imbaba, Cairo, 12411, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 346 2951 / 347 9952 / 304 5256
Fax: 20 2 344 5729
Email: ghazaleh@mail.rite.com
Internet:
Contact: Samar Al-Labbad
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region
Members: Men / Women
Year Founded: 1983
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Earned income
Affiliations: International Federation of Accountants / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To promote the development of the Arab accountancy profession and through it, to promote the economic and social development of the Arab region; also to promote the development of the international accounting profession.

Illustrative Project:

ASCA has designed training courses and qualification standards in keeping with international standards to qualify Arab certified accountants. These are the first courses and qualifications of their kind offered in the Arabic language. ASCA has also been very active in pushing for the development of international standards for accounting education. ASCA is a member of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Global Professional Qualification and Accreditation.

Association for Development and Enhancement of Women

Address: 8/10 Mathaf El Manial Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 364 4324
Fax: 20 2 393 6345
Email: bibarsaya@adew.org.eg
Internet: http://www.adew.org/
Contact: Dr. Iman Bibars
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1987
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ENNA / Network of NGOs for Development of Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

ADEW's mandate is to empower marginalized female heads of household (FHH) economically, socially, and politically. From its inception, ADEW has distinguished itself through its commitment to promoting the rights of marginalized women and challenging traditional taboos and models. ADEW was the first Egyptial NGO to address the needs of Female Heads of Household and to identify them as a distinct target group. ADEW believes that, to improve the life situations of the poorest and most marginalized Egyptian women, it is important to work at two levels.

At the grassroots level, ADEW provides direct services to female heads of household based on the twin pillars of micro-credit and legal support. ADEW's credit program empowers women to support themselves economically through small loans based on a group lending model. Through its field work, ADEW was the first NGO in Egypt to expose the problems women face when they lack legal documentation. ADEW's legal service assists women to obtain ID cards, birth certificates and other official documents which affirm their legal existence and secure their legal rights.

The association has also developed an integrated set of supportive programs to better meet the diverse needs of women. These include literacy classes, a health awareness program, environmental awareness seminars, a program to build women's self-confidence, self representation abilities and enhance their skills knows as Girls' Dream. ADEW delivers a range of these services directly to some of the poorest women living in Cairo, Gharbia and Qualubyia Governorates. ADEW believes that women's needs extend beyond direct service provision. To truly improve the life situations of the poorest most marginalized women, ADEW believes it is necessary to influence and change the wider macro context in which policies and practices are embedded. Thus, to complement and draw upon its grassroots program, ADEW has developed a wide-ranging advocacy program designed to raise awareness about the problems faced by marginalized women within the public, policy and operational arena. ADEW's advocacy strategy includes national and local conferences, media campaigns and printed documentation. ADEW lobbies key policy makers and encourages the media to acknowledge the problems faced by poor female heads of household.

Illustrative Project:

ADEW's 15 year old Legal Empowerment Program is a pioneer bi-pronged program that positively affected the lives of many Egyptian women and their families on multiple levels. ADEW's legal empowerment program works parallely on the grassroot level and on the advocacy level. ADEW has been expanding its legal empowerment program to serve women in Cairo, Gharbia and Qalyubia. Over the past 15 years, ADEW helped women to get 65,000 ID cards, 40,000 birth certificates and over 12,000 voting cards.

ADEW has succeeded in putting the problem of women's legal documents on the national agenda.The problem has now been adopted by the National Council for Women and a growing number of governors are actively working to eradicate the problem in their areas. ADEW has also become a focal point for the issue of women's legal documents in the Arab World and, as such, has been commissioned by UNDP to lead a regional study on the problem. Moreover, ADEW's 10 years of systematic and professional lobbying succeeded in reaching Parliament and the Democratic Party. It succeeded in reaching the President who finally on September 28th 2003 commissioned the government to change the law to give all Egyptian women the right to pass their citizenship on to their children.

ADEW produces numerous publications documenting women's issues. This includes a newsletter, Women's Stories, that consists of tales of life in Cairo's squatter communities, as well as flyers, posters, and cards that broadcast ADEW's activities and agitate for more gender-sensitive approaches to development and issues of public policy.

Association of Garbage Collectors for Community Development

Address: 17-B Michael Sharkawy Street, Mansheiet Naser, Mokattam, P.O. Box 28, Kalaa,
Cairo, 11411, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 511 8977
Fax: 20 2 511 8977 / 512 6150
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Coordinator
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1974
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The garbage collectors at Mokattam originated in Upper Egypt and moved to Cairo in late 1970, as a marginalized society scratching a living from the garbage of the city. Since 1974, AGCCD has been providing social, health and educational care for 25,000 garbage collectors and their families residing in Mokattam.

Illustrative Project:

A women and community development project offers loans to women to help them to establish small income-generating projects to raise their standard of living, provides health visitors to pay home visits to families, provides health awareness programmes and training programmes for children, helps patients with chronic diseases to be treated and enables the old, the disabled and widows to receive monthly pensions and social support from the Government; a kindergarten project provides educational assistance to children.

Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies

Address: P.O. Box 117, 9 Roustom Street, Garden City, Cairo, 11516, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 794 3715 / 355 1112
Fax: 20 2 795 4200 / 354 4200
Email: cihrs@idsc.gov.eg
Internet:
Contact: Bahey El-Din Hassan
Type of Organization: National / Urban / Rural
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) is primarily a human rights advocacy group, involved in research and training. The Institute has built up a major network of human rights advocates and experts throughout the region and acted for some time as the Secretariat for the incipient Arab Regional Working Group for Human Rights.

Illustrative Project:

CIHRS has contributed to the Egyptian NGOs campaign against female circumcision by: carrying out applied and field research on the cultural roots of two groups: medical doctors, and a village; issuing two promotional books on this subject; participating in workshops for developmental NGOs on this question; collaborating with other NGOs in bringing cases before the court.

In 1999, it organised, in collaboration with the Moroccan Organisation for Human Rights, the First International Conference of the Arab Human Rights Movement. The advancement of this movement has been a constant concern of CIHRS.

Egyptian Aids Society

Address: P.O. Box 382, Sidi Gaber, Alexandria, Egypt
Phone: 20 3 480 1659 / 570 0321
Fax: 20 3 480 1659
Email: sawsansheikh@hotmail.com
Internet:
Contact: Director
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1992
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / Govt. / NGOs / Contracts / Other
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Create awareness among the youth about AIDS and methods of protection; train staff in the medical and social areas of AIDS;  protect and provide financial support to AIDS patients and their families; perform research and studies related to  AIDS.

Illustrative Project:

Cooperation with governmental, local and national organisations to promote our objectives; Carrying out: 31 training courses on different aspects of AIDS; 222 executive symposiums with 20,000 participants; eight scientific contests in schools, youth centres and universities; 20 exhibitions about AIDS; five conferences for ministers, experts and specialists on different areas of AIDS; 80 medical convoys to present awareness about  women's reproductive health; three research projects on AIDS and treament of patients, using the results as a base to plan organization programmes and activities, World AIDS Day celebration. 

Egyptian Organization for Human Rights

Address: 8/10 Matahaf El-Manyal Street, 10th Floor, Manyal El Roda, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 363 6811 / 363 0467
Fax: 20 2 362 1613
Email: eohr@link.com.eg
Internet: http://www.eohr.org.eg/
Contact: Mr. Hafez Abu-Se'da, Secretary General
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) works as an advocate for full respect for all internationally accepted human rights and personal liberties, be they civil, political, economic, social or cultural rights, for the end of the practice of torture, and the promotion of women's rights. EOHR monitors the human rights situation in Egypt and pursues legislative reform to bring Egyptian law and practice into accordance with international human rights covenants and conventions. It publishes periodicals, pamphlets, new releases, and an annual report on the human rights situation in Egypt.

Illustrative Project:

EOHR has produced a number of publications: Huqook Al Insaan, human rights magazine; EOHR News, news bulletin; In Defense of Human Rights, annual anthology; Annual Report on the human rights situation in Egypt.

Friends of Environment and Development Society

Address: 88 El Qasr El-Ainf Street, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 355 7637 / 355 3346
Fax: 20 2 355 7637
Email: feda@idsc.gov.eg
Internet:
Contact: Adli Bishay
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Foreign donors
Affiliations: MED Forum

Action Areas:

Purpose:

Conduct activities towards achieving sustainable development.

Illustrative Project:

A demostration project in the desert area of Wadi Natroun (halfway between Cairo and Alexandria) on organic agriculture, animal husbandry, biogas production, passive solar architecture and solar thermal unit - all directed towards promoting biodiversity and reducing global warming gases.

Fédération d'Assureurs et Reassureurs Afri-Asiatiques

Adresse: 14 Rue Gawad Hosny, Cairo, 11599, Egypte
Tél: 20 2 392 36 30
Fax: 20 2 392 18 48
Email:
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Ezzat Abdel-Bary
Type d'organisation: Internationale / Regionale
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes / Personnes âgées
Année de fondation: 1964
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail: Arabe
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres
Affiliations:

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Promouvoir et encourager la collaboration sur les marchés d'assurance et de reassurance, entre les pays afro-asiatiques par: l'établissement et le maintien de contacts permanents entre les membres; le recueil, l'analyse et l'échange de données, d'informations et d'expertises; le développement de relations de reassurance entre les sociétés afro-asiatiques et tous autres moyens et voies contribuant à la réalisation d'une coopération accrue entre les marchés  afro-asiatiques d'assurance  et de réassurance.

Ibn Khaldun Center for Development

Address: 17, Street 12 Mokkatam, P.O.Box 13, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 508 0662 / 508 0663
Fax: 20 2 508 1030
Email: ibnkldon@idsci.gov.eg
Internet: http://www.net.org/page_3/ICDS
Contact: Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Director
Type of Organization:
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1988
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations:

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Ibn Khaldun Center for Development (ICD) was established in 1988 to promote the linkage of social research and public policy in Egypt and the Arab world. ICD is a non-profit organisation carrying out a program of research and advocacy.

In addition to carrying out research of its own, it conducts commissioned research and provides training services to governmental and non-governmental organisations on issues of development and public policy. Additional activites include the organisation of seminars and conferences, and the publication and dissemination of information. ICD is involved in a variety of programs aimed at preventing or resolving conflicts. These include:

Ethnic, Religious and Racial Minorities in the Arab World - a program which monitors, documents, and analyses information about minorities in the Arab world; creates awareness of issues related to monitoring and protecting the human rights of minority groups; and disseminates information on developments related to the treatment of minorities to opinion leaders and policy makers to effect policy changes; Ibn Khaldun's People Fund - direct assistance to disadvantaged citizens to enhance their ability to confront problems and meet their own needs; making Egyptian Education Minority Sensitive - preparation of educational materials about Egyptian Christians and advocacy to incorporate materials into school curricula and library collections; ICD also operates an ongoing program on 'Civil Society and Democratisation', which includes such activities as election monitoring, publication of a monthly newsletter, and maintenance of a database on Civil Society.

Illustrative Project:

The Ibn Khaldun People's Fund is currently providing micro-credits to former Islamic militants with the aim of improving their socio-economic position and creating economic opportunities as an alternative to violent rebellion. ICD plans to expand the program to other communities in the Arab World.

International Islamic Committee for Women and Child

Address: Executive Office, P.O. Box 684, Orman, Giza, Cairo, 12612, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 761 6260
Fax: 20 2 761 6260
Email: iicwc@gega.net
Internet: http://www.iicwc.org/
Contact: Kamelia Helmi, Executive Manager
Type of Organization: International / National
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded: 1995
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership dues / NGOs / Earned income / Other
Affiliations: UN-IRENE / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Committee aims to preserve the Islamic identify of Muslim women and children, and face all plans aiming at stripping them of it; to present prestigious value of women in Islamic Sharia'a; to improve and promote Muslim women in all areas through symposia and training programs; and to unify exerted efforts of Muslim women organizations and entities that represent women and children.

National Center for Middle East Studies

Address: P.O. Box 18, Bab el Louk, Cairo, 11513, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 577 0041 / 577 0042
Fax: 20 2 577 0063
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Maher Khalifa, Programme & Research Director
Type of Organization:
Members:
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: Search for Common Ground, USA

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The National Center for Middle East Studies carries out research, including research focused on conflict resolution and consults on policy issues. The organisation conducts workshops aimed at creating awareness about conflict prevention and resolution and resolving domestic and regional problems. It is involved in the FORWARD program, providing training for stakeholders and conducting consensus building. In association with Search for Common Ground, the Center plans to establish a Center for Conflict Resolution. A series of Arab language conflict resolution papers is also planned, supported by the government of Finland.

Shabaka

Adresse: 5 Av. Baheddine Karakaichi, Zamelek, Cairo, Egypte
Tél: 20 27 358 011 / 358 012
Fax: 20 27 358 013
Email: atucom@planet.tn
Site internet:
Personne à contacter: Mustapha Masmoudi
Type d'organisation: Regional / National / Local
Membres: Hommes / Femmes / Jeunes / Personnes âgées
Année de fondation: 1997
Langue internationale de travail: Français / Anglais
Langue locale de travail:
Source de budget annuel: Cotisation des membres / Donateurs locaux / Revenus indépendants
Affiliations: CIVICUS / Shabaka Arabe

Domaines d'action:

Objectif:

Union des ONG arabes dans 23 pays Arabo-Africain ou de moyen orient.

Projet illustratif:

Un programme régioinal en matière de gestion des ONG et de formation associative; un programme de formation en matière de communication.

The Arab Center for the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession

Address: 8110 Mathof El Manyal Street, P.O. Box 11451, El Aoda, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 362 0732
Fax: 20 2 531 0024
Email: acijlp@thewayout.net
Internet:
Contact: Mr. Nasser Amin
Type of Organization: Regional / National
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1997
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Foreign donors
Affiliations: International Commission of Jurists / ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

ACIJLP is a non-governmental institution and works to reinforce and support the status of justice in the Arab region, independence of judiciary, legal profession and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. ACIJLP is in consultatative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and is Coordinator of the Arab Coalition for International Criminal Court (ICC).

Illustrative Project:

ACIJLP launched a campaign for women judges. The center held a workshop on "Women Judge: Point and Counterpoint" for 55 participants and where 8 research papers were presented. ACIJLP published a book including the research papers from the workshop. It also issued many statements to concerned bodies to create public opinion towards women as judges. An outcome of the campaign was a decree issued by the President of Egypt in January 2003  nominating Ms. Tahani El-Gebaly as a judge in the high constitutional court.

The Arab Council for Childhood and Development

Address: 5 Bahaa El-Din Karaqoush Street, Zamalek, Cairo, 11511, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 735 8011
Fax: 20 2 735 8013
Email: accd@arabccd.org
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Mosaad Ewies, Secretary General
Type of Organization: International / Africa Region / National / Local / Community
Members: Men / Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD) is an Arab non-governmental organization that has a legal entity and functions in the field of childhood and development in the Arab world.

Illustrative Project:

The Arab Council for Childhood and Development and its project  to confront the phenomenon of street children with a strategic vision based on the following:

Implementing regional projects in the five Arab countries concerned in the first stage, namely The Sudan, Lebanon, Egypt, Yemen and Morocco; preparing training programs for those who are working in this field; conducting studies and research to determine the magnitude of this problem to activate all means for its' elimination; adopting a list of activities that would help in providing the resources needed to expand this project; continuing the media efforts to stimulate Arab public opinion about the problem.

The Association for Protection of Environment

Address: 32 Qala, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 303 3028
Fax: 20 2 344 0701
Email: apet@idsc.gov.eg
Internet:
Contact: Yousriyan N. Loza
Type of Organization: National / Rural / Urban
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1984
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Earned income
Affiliations: ECOSOC

Action Areas:

Purpose:

  

To protect the environment and improve livelihood; garbage collection; recycling solid, urban household waste; Building technical, professional, educational and health capabilities of garbage collectors within the concept of sustainable development and environmental protection.

Illustrative Project:

Rag Recycling Unit: This is a non-formal education model of a "Learning and Earning" training centre which allows illiterate girls and women to learn a skill and continue as cottage industry weavers and patchwork quilters in their homes.

The Egyptian Medical Women Association

Address: 59-104 Street, Haadek El Maady, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 526 1010
Fax: 20 2 526 1111 / 362 2344
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Dr. Omaima Abou Shady
Type of Organization: National / Local / Community
Members: Women / Youth
Year Founded:
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget: Membership fees / Local donors / Foreign donors
Affiliations: Alliance of Arab Women

Action Areas:

Purpose:

To give opportunities for medical women to reach community and actively participate; to address the needs and concerns of women in deprived area, and those facing difficult situations (in custody) in homes and prisons, etc; to support national programs that foster promotion of healty mothers and children; to conduct training programs to different classes of community children on many issues, i.e. health, environment, sanitation, HIV/AIDS, etc.

Illustrative Project:

Implementation of Project on Promotion of Reproductive Health in adolescent and young females in poor areas; to help change their life styles to achieve their rights regarding female circumsision, education, early marriage, repeated pregnancies, family planning, balanced diet, violence against women, and indoor / outdoor environmental sanitation, first aid and other youth problems. It was implemented on about 1000 women, provided with evaluation and analysis to recognize the change in their behaviour. Peers were also trained to achieve sustainable development.

The Egyptian Society for the Development of Local Communities

Address: 3 Ahmed Pasha Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Phone: 20 2 355 0616
Fax: 20 2 349 7408
Email:
Internet:
Contact: Mona Korashy, Executive Officer
Type of Organization: National / Local
Members: Men / Women / Youth / Elderly
Year Founded: 1993
International Working Language: English
Local Working Language: Arabic
Source of Annual Budget:
Affiliations: UN-Habitat

Action Areas:

Purpose:

The organization works for community upgrading and raising awareness on environment, health, legal services and cultural issues. Provides community services on income generation and training.