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Egyptian Decentralization Initiative

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Egyptian Decentralization Initiative aims at providing technical assistance, training and policy support to improve the effectiveness, transparency, and accountability of local government to respond to citizen priorities in pilot governorates. At the national level, EDI is working with the Ministry of State for Local Development, the Ministry of Finance, and other key ministries to define and implement a national decentralization strategy. The project’s major achievement is the support of the Ministry of Local Development in adopting an outline for a national strategy of decentralization. EDI has also developed an innovative Integrated District Development Planning methodology which is being tested. The project provides introductory training on participatory mechanisms for 2,233 participants from LPCs and LECs and other local leaders from 46 local units to introduce decentralization concepts and objectives.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF ACTUAL SERVICES
  • Beit Al Karma decentralization & communication specialists have advised the design and implementation of an integrated communication outreach plan. This included branding and marking plan. Activities managed included the organization of workshops and conferences, at the local and national levels advocating for policy reform. Total events exceeded 85 awareness events at the national and governorate levels
  • Managed grant making process to pre-qualified non-governmental organizations to conduct public awareness and advocacy activities through the participatory design and execution of 21 community initiatives in 7 districts of Minia Governorate solving 21 community prioritized pressing needs in health clinics, schools facilities, water supply, informal markets, bread distribution, etc.
  • Solutions for community initiatives primarily resorted to increasing awareness of roles, responsibilities and decentralized authority local administration unit do have but not fully exercising them.
  • Initiatives’ outputs have informed and persuaded governorate-level decision makers with the required procedural changes and investment decisions to improve access to quality basic health, education, water, sanitation and security services
  • Arranges the opening ceremonies of the 4 Customers Services Centers including the preparation of fact sheets, ceremonial invitation and agenda as well as the detailed instructions of citizens when using the CSCs’ services. Managed and edited content; managed the graphic designers as well as ensuring media coverage at the local & national levels

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