Bring out the Best
CID Consultings award-winning community development programs strengthen communities by creating linkages between public and private organizations. Our solutions help communities capitalize on their strengths and facilitate their integration into the formal economy.
In order to be effective and sustainable, projects require a vision for a better community as well as experience in the sector. Our team is passionate about development and trained to provide strategies for sustainability. Our diverse experience means that we deal with projects on a case-by-case basis; a methodology that allows us to examine each project holistically, yet always in context.
Our Community Development department has worked on projects that encourage social entrepreneurship in both individuals and organizations. We also work closely with NGOs, enabling them to effectively assess and remedy obstacles to development. CIDs community development team has worked under the leadership of Dr. Laila Iskandar until she was appointed as Egypt's Minister of State for Environmental Affairs in June 2013.
Our experience over the past 15 years spans the areas of environment, solid waste management/ recycling, education, gender-based empowerment, capacity-building of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), income-generation for persons employed in the informal sector, and working children.
Developing and supporting community-based recycling schemes
National waste management strategy across MENA
Promoting development in the informal and semi-formal sectors
Designing formal and non-formal educational curricula
Developing and facilitating adult education programs
Evaluating and monitoring of formal and non-formal education programs
Designing learning and earning schemes for youth in the informal sector
Organizing and training income-generating projects for women and men
Designing non-formal learning projects for working children
Consulting on educational solutions for working children
Organizing communities to design, produce and market traditional crafts
Our community development team is uniquely qualified to provide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Advisory Services. We combine extensive hands-on experience with networks in the private, public and civil society organizations to offer our clients insights on sustainability. Our portfolio reflects solutions that have become deeply engrained and that have improved life for communities and institutions across MENA.
"Thank you for your great hospitality and for the beautiful time we have spent together and helping the CIDA team in designing CIDAs strategy on Civil Society for the coming period. The interviews with yourself (Dr. Laila) and Sherif Maher had a great impact on the progression of our work.
Robert Mitchell and Amr Hamouda were honored and pleased to meet you and are thanking you for your generosity and hospitality."
Canadian International Development Agency Program Support Unit (PSU)