A RIPPLE EFFECT OF COMMUNITY MOBILIZATION
Focussing on sharing voices from the ground: practitioners, civil society activists,
volunteers and residents. The panel will bring these voices into the discussion and
present the work of the EZBET project to show the impact of community mobilisation.
The EZBET Project is an academically based integrated community development
project and civil society organisation originally initiated in Germany.
EZBET has had a significant impact on volunteering with residents of informal
settlements in Cairo through partnership, delegation and citizen control. It is striking
that some of the EZBET volunteers have been able to establish their own initiatives
in different areas of urban development. The panel discussion will present selected
examples of these development initiatives as well as the voices of some local residents.
Invited keynote speakers from government institutions and international civil
society organisations will additionally reflect on the work of EZBET.