Monthly Archives: October 2014

Supporting information on the Second Call for Proposals

The Contracting Authority is pleased to inform potential Applicants that all “Questions & Answers” (FAQ) during the Concept Notes phase have been uploaded on our website:

Due to the large number of enquiries the Contracting Authority decided at short notice to provide a partially translated Arabic version of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants: نسخة مترجمة من الدليل الإرشادي للمتقدمين للمنح (Guidelines-for-Grant-Applicants, Arabic version).

Note: In the event of inconsistency between the English and Arabic versions of this Guidelines for Grant Applicants, the English version shall take precedence.
“فى حالة وجود عدم توافق بين النسخة الإنجليزية والعربية لهذا الدليل للمتقدمين بطلب الحصول على المنح، تجب النسخة باللغة الإنجليزية”


Bridging Community Development and Private Sector PDP Holds first Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility

On September 30th 2014, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully conducted its first workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility in the Fairmont Hotel in Cairo. The purpose of the full day event was to identify possibilities for the private sector to involve in the improvement of informal areas in the Greater Cairo Region (CGR) and hence, attracted participants from civil society organisations, educational institutions, district authorities as well as representatives from the profit-making sector with an interest in socially responsible business. “With this workshop we aimed to widen the circle of stakeholders engaged in community development in order to facilitate innovative, inclusive urban upgrading that is coherent with existing initiatives,” said Michael Heathcote, Head of Component Civil Society/Fund Management, PDP. “We hope that it can bring about more efficient and sustainable urban development in the Greater Cairo Region.”

Following morning information sessions on opportunities in corporate social responsibility approaches and collaboration with the PDP, all participants were then facilitated in an afternoon networking session, to encourage information sharing between representatives from different sectors holding interests in specific themes, such as health, climate change, waste management or transportation.

Private Sector Representatives interested in CSR engagement through PDP