In June 2011, following the January 25 national uprising in Egypt, the PDP created a Youth-Fast Track Measure to respond to the needs and desires of youth in informal areas to become actively engaging in the development of their communities. The measure concluded in June 2013, with the celebration of the establishment of four youth networks with more than 50 youth members. The youth members underwent a structured series of capacity development sessions that focused on soft skills such as consensus-building, negotiation, communication, etc…This capacity development phase was immediately followed by a dialogue platform – engaging officials from the local administration, from different ministries in a discussion with youth members of the networks over the content of their proposals for development initiatives.

European Union German Cooperation GIZ Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements