Helping settlers to shape new communities in former desert
Since 2002 Caritas has set up nine Community Development Associations (CDAs) in West Nubareya and developed their administrative, managerial and technical skills. Special attention has been given to the developmental role of women by establishing a Women Development Club (WDC) at each site to empower them, as well as adopting an advocacy strategy for various developmental issues.
The sector of community development at Caritas Egypt was established in 1992, initially to promote and facilitate the settlement of university graduates in the newly recreated lands in the desert. Based on local needs, the project expanded its umbrella and adopted a developmental approach by including traditional migrant farmers from the Delta region affected by the Owner & Tenant Law.
“Development is not a gift, it is a human right.”
Facts & figures
Location: West Nubareya zone in Bahira governorate (80 km west of Alexandria governorate)
9 CDAs in the project targeted villages in West Nubareya Zone: Abou Baker, El Adel, SaadZaghloul, AbouElAtta, Ahmed Shawky, AbouElNour village, TahaHussen, ElSabeaa Hassan Allam, 13 BazourElsabeaa Sbahey
Contact: Eng. Adel Fahmy
Community development project manager
T: (03) 4806 306/7