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CID Consulting’s 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.
CID Consulting has accumulated experiences over recent years from advising and supporting Egyptian and multi-national corporations in moving towards sustainable social investment solutions. Our Social Investment approach allows companies to tackle varying social issues through initiatives that may or may not be associated with a company’s core business activities. We encourage our clients to reconvene the intersection between corporate performance and commitment to creating shared value to their stakeholders and beneficiaries by contributing to the social development of host communities. Social investors measure Returns-on-Investment by their impact on communities, their contributions to improved performance of partners, their improved visibility in supporting sustainable development goals, their enhanced credibility, by improved employee loyalty and customer retention.
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 implies that we handle projects on a case-by-case basis and develop methodologies that allow us to examine each project holistically, yet always in context.
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.
CID Consulting supports its clients with the development and implementation of stakeholders’ mapping and engagement plans enabling them to establish long-term constructive relationships with governmental, private sector, employees and local communities. Our Engagement plans support clients’ corporate objectives, promote participatory development of social investment initiatives, and promote effective internal and external communication.
We develop recycling schemes that have been integrated into communities all over Egypt. Furthermore, our national waste management strategy has been implemented across the MENA region which has added to our experience in promoting the development of informal and semi-formal sectors that exist in the district.
The community development team has vast experience in designing formal and non-formal educational criteria particularly in the areas of basic education, early grade reading and adult education programs. Furthermore, we are very involved with the training of teachers and evaluating and monitoring education programs. Additionally, we provide specific advisory services to international agencies on educational programs especially in terms of developing curricula for high schools of the vocational nature.
We have a range of experience in NGO capacity building and regularly conduct training needs’ assessments. We design intricate training materials that become large elements of the business.Consult Us Now
Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship
We are involved in designing learning while earning schemes for the informal sector and developing social entrepreneurship programs. We have countless years of experience in the accompanying informal SMEs into the formal sector and have been heavily involved with the technical and vocation training and education (TVET) policy reform. Through this we have become specialized at labor market assessments and surveys.
Cross Cutting Grassroot Issues
We are focused on issues regarding gender-based empowerment in the form of organizing and training income- generating projects for women and men. In addition, youth empowerment has become a major component of community development’s services. We consult on educational solutions for working children and organize communities regularly to design, product and market traditional crafts.
Corporate Sustainability Advisory Services
Our community development team is uniquely qualified to advise and support corporations in designing/implementing corporate sustainability measures. We encourage our clients to reconvene the intersection between corporate performance and commitment to creating shared value to its stakeholders through prioritizing its triple bottom line (people, planet, profit).
We combine extensive hands-on experience with networks in the private, public and civil society organizations which we leverage in designing inclusive business partnerships for our clients. Our portfolio reflects solutions that have become deeply engrained and that have improved life for communities and institutions across MENA.