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 About The Project :Community Support for Local Councils

    Project Goal:

    The goal of this project is to build transparent, accountable, and responsive local government in the Menofia Governorate, that works with citizens to find solutions for local community issues.


    Project Description & Activities:

    This project engages nine local councils representing three districts in the Menofia governorate, along with media representatives and local community. Participants will engage in a series of training & technical assistance activities to build capacity and increase transparency and accessibility.


    Project activities include:

    (1) providing community leaders, media, and local councils with tailored training programs and technical assistance on participatory planning, public reporting, community needs assessment/prioritization, monitoring, and budgeting.

    (2) creating open channels for average citizens and community groups to understand the public decision-making and be involved

    (3) raising citizens' awareness regarding their rights in quality public services through monitoring public projects and public budgeting

    (4) networking between and among community groups, elected members of local councils, and media. The project is in its 2nd phase, currently supported by USAID and previously supported by MEPI. The project is crucial now in Egypt’s democratic transition, as it aids the local districts in the decentralization process. 


    The project will result in the following objectives:

    Objective 1: Build the capacity of local community players (Local Councils, community leaders, citizens, media) to effectively engage in planning, implementing and monitoring of local community issues.

    Objective 2: Build a sustainable network through which community players (Local Councils, community leaders, citizens, media) work together to address community issues.

    Objective 3: Increase citizen’s access to local public decision-making 


    The main needs and challenges that this program addresses include:

    • Low level of public participation in the local decision-making process.
    • Weak local governance .
    • Deteriorated public services & high levels of corruption.
    • Citizens demanding government transparency & accountability, especially at the local level.
    • Citizens self-report they don't have either the knowledge or the platform to participate in public planning and budgeting.
    • Program activities address these needs in an integrated way to promote the process of decentralization in Egypt.
    • The program will result in local council members, community members, media, and more, trained to work together to solve community problems. The project will also result in stakeholders working to achieve transparent and accessible local government. 

    Contact Us :

    Address: El-Sadat Association for Social Development and Welfare, Bein El-Madares Street, in front of Tala local council, Tala Menoufia

    Telephone: 048-3787066

    Mobile: 015-18095502

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 Photo Gallery :Community Support for Local Councils


News : Community Support for Local Councils
    • El-Sadat Association participates in educating the participants from the civil societ...
      26-10-2011
    • The local councils project team prepares a list for the transitional local council of...
      10-10-2011
    • The local councils project team holds important participatory sessions...
      03-07-2011
    • El-Sadat Association participates in a workshop on the local administration law ...
      25-06-2011
    • The local councils work team and the project manager hold important meetings ...
      07-06-2011
    • Three meetings between the work team and the project manager of the local councils to...
      01-06-2011
    • El-Sadat Association holds participatory sessions to activate the role of local counc...
      15-05-2011
    • The local councils’ project team discusses the budget ...
      10-05-2011
    • Members of the local councils’ project meet the members of Sahel Al-Jawaber local c...
      27-04-2011
    • El-Sadat Association celebrates the start of a project for community participation wi...
      17-04-2011
    • Work team of the local councils’ project get trained to write reports and make tech...
      11-04-2011
    • Members of the local councils’ project participate in the commemoration of the Revo...
      25-03-2011
    • Under the auspices of El-Sadat Association the youth of Tala begin their campaign in ...
      25-01-2011
    • The youth of Tala participate in solving their problems through the People\'s Committ...
      24-01-2011


 Video : Community Support for Local Councils
    • The second session of participatory Bbdragel

      2. At the beginng of the meeting Mr. Ahmed Abdul Aziz welcomed the attendees, as well as the project members then, he talked about the aim of the meeting and explained the meeting program which is to educate citizens about the local councils and the role of NGOs in helping to raise people’s awareness in the current period and their important role and great burden that these associations have to shoulder in the coming period. Thereafter, Mr. Mohammad Ahmadi, the project coordinator explained the basic idea of the project and its objectives in the current period after the dissolution of the local councils and the role of citizens with the coordinators and NGOs in changing the prevailing negative images of elections which led people to refrain from participating in the elections held on 22.08.2011, whether by not running or not voting.

    • The second session of participatory Darajil - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Darajil Al Baqliof Monofia governorate was held on 2/07/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The second session of participatory Darajil - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Darajil Al Baqliof Monofia governorate was held on 2/07/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory angle Zawyet Bamam - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Zawyet Bamam of Monofia governorate was held on 19/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • the first session of participatory Zawyet Bamam - Part ‬II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Zawyet Bamam of Monofia governorate was held on 19/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Saft Gedam - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Saft Gedam of Monofia governorate was held on 12/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Saft Gedam - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Saft Gedam of Monofia governorate was held on 12/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Saft Gedam - Part III

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Saft Gedam of Monofia governorate was held on 12/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Community cooperation with local councils

      A documentary film about “Community participation in local councils” Project that has been implemented in collaboration with the Middle East Partnership Initiative \"MEPI\".

    • The first session of participatory Dinshaway - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Dinshaway of Monofia governorate was held on 7/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Dinshaway - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Dinshaway of Monofia governorate was held on 7/06/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Zurqan - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Zurqan of Monofia governorate was held on 6/6/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Zurqan - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Zurqan of Monofia governorate was held on 6/6/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Kafr Rabie - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Kafr Rabie of Monofia governorate was held on 26/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Kafr Rabie - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Kafr Rabie of Monofia governorate was held on 26/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Bandar participatory session of the martyrs - the first part

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Bandar Elshohada of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Participatory session of Babel - Part IV

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Participatory session of Babel - Part V

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Participatory session of Babel - Part VI

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Babel - Part I

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Babel - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • The first session of participatory Babel - Part III

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Babel of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.

    • Participatory session Zawiyat Al Baqli

      Speech by the President of Zaweit Elbakly’s local council during the first participatory session held within the activities of the Community participation in local councils’ project.

    • The second session of participatory Darajil - Part II

      Speech by the President of Zaweit Elbakly’s local council during the first participatory session held within the activities of the Community participation in local councils’ project.

    • Participatory session Bandar martyrs - Part II

      The first participatory session at the local unit of Bandar Elshohada of Monofia governorate was held on 25/05/2011. Through this session, a simple explanation of the project and its objectives were reviewed, as well as listening to members comments.