The need to strengthen and promote participatory democratic governance in Egypt in order to improve livelihoods is great. Through a project supported by the European Commission and implemented in cooperation with the Development Support Center (CDS) in Cairo, BLACD is contributing to the efforts of bringing about a situation where local and national power structures meet the needs and uphold the rights of the communities they are responsible for. Activities to empower civil society organizations and build the capacity of Local Popular Councils are carried out in nine poor communities in five governorates - Minya, Aswan, Qena, Suez and Cairo - since 2007.
Members of a civil society organization in Aswan make a map for their local community
Empowering Civil Society Organizations
Training for project coordinators in Qena on how to make needs assessments in their community
Building Capacity of Local Popular Councils