Pillars of Development
Social Development Goals
EZBET Project works extensively on understanding communities as well as integrating them in the development process applying bottom up “participatory development” approach. This approach aims at achieving sustainable community development in informal settlements in Egypt. With a firm belief that only healthy and well-educated communities can participate actively and contribute positively to the developmental process. EZBET is focused on implementing both the social and the physical aspects of its research programme in accordance with the three main pillars of development: Health, Education & Professional Skills.
EZBET & the UN
Additionally, the project aligns with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, (in particular Goal No. 11, “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, Goal No. 8 “Decent Work and economic growth”,which highlighted the importance of creating job opportunities and decent working conditions for the entire working age population and Goal No. 17 “Partnership for the goals”)
EZBET project has adopted its own SDGs under the umbrella of its three pillars of development. Some of EZBET’s SDGs are not final goals but are a means to attain other SDGs and thus integrated approaches are used to realise them. EZBET Project achieves these SDGs through multiple workshops and activities, as well as participatory programs with the local community in Egypt. The residents and craftsmen of the involved informal areas work hand in hand with the researchers, students and experts at all planning levels and they are all integrated in every implementation phase. These activities aim to expand the knowledge of the participating students through seminars, discussion sessions, and practical applications as well as through direct contact with the inhabitants of EZBET.