“Housing” cooperates with “Al-Hijra” to enhance community participation in the development of the most needy villages

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Butcher: Implementation of development projects in villages to support sustainable community development and raise the standard of living

Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, and Ambassador Nabila Makram, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad Affairs, signed a cooperation protocol between the two ministries on community development to raise community awareness and enhance community participation in the development process in the villages most in need, within the framework of the implementation of the two presidential initiatives “Hayat” Karima” and “lifeboats.” The two ministers also witnessed the signing of an executive contract for the protocol, between officials of the two ministries.

Al-Jazzar said that the protocol aims to implement development projects in the targeted villages to support sustainable community development as a nucleus for developing a national methodology for economic, environmental and social advancement in areas where the phenomenon of illegal immigration is widespread, raising the standard of living there, and enhancing the capabilities of women, youth and Prime Time Zone with special needs in the most needy and targeted villages. Within the presidential initiative “A Dignified Life”, in which the phenomenon of illegal immigration is widespread, in order to participate in the development process, which is considered one of the foundations of community development.

The Minister of Housing stressed that the involvement of local communities in the presidential initiative “a decent life” for the development of the Egyptian countryside is a great basis for the success of the initiative, and will contribute to achieving the sustainability of the various projects implemented by the initiative, and maintaining the continuity of performance of various services with the highest efficiency, hence the importance of The signing of this protocol, and the cooperation between the Ministries of Housing and Immigration.

Makram: Programs to raise youth awareness of the dangers of illegal immigration and the resulting human trafficking

Ambassador Nabila Makram added: We also aim to implement awareness programs that will raise youth awareness of the dangers of illegal immigration, and the resulting human trafficking, in parallel, especially in the poorest and most needy villages, in the governorates where the phenomenon of illegal immigration is widespread, and joint action. To provide the opportunity and provide the necessary capabilities to implement those projects and programs to complete them according to the timetables prepared for them.

The Minister of Housing indicated that, under this protocol, the Ministry undertakes to provide the technical support available in accordance with the areas of joint cooperation, and the proposals of community development projects that can be implemented in villages in the targeted governorates, which would advance them economically, socially and environmentally and raise the standard of living in them, including the quality of projects. Its objectives, implementation mechanisms, technical details of the number of beneficiaries, the type of training and other activities and feasibility studies for that.

In addition to working on the implementation of agreed community development projects, the subject of common interest between the two parties, supervising their implementation and ensuring that the available resources are maximized on the ground, and implementing social and environmental empowerment programs and community development to achieve areas of cooperation, which would support the local economy and provide job opportunities. Coordination with the relevant authorities in the governorates and civil society associations to provide assistance in implementing some or all of the agreed projects, defining the scope of their work and terms of reference, and suggesting the villages in which projects are targeted in line with the map of the governorates in terms of the areas most vulnerable to the phenomenon of illegal immigration, from villages The neediest and the promotion of work in coordination with the Ministry of Immigration.

The Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad explained that the ministry is responsible for providing funding for development projects, works and studies that are implemented in accordance with the provisions of the protocol, and providing the technical support available to the Ministry of Housing, in accordance with the areas of joint cooperation, and providing it with updates, issuances, decisions and directives regarding areas of joint work, and project proposals that are submitted. It is carried out by local and international development partners in order to maximize the resources available to achieve development projects of common interest, as well as to cooperate in identifying areas of illegal immigration of all kinds (source or outlet) that correspond to the map of the governorates and areas most vulnerable to illegal immigration, and to contribute to promoting work in them in line with The competencies entrusted to the two sides of the cooperation, and the availability of scientific training material and trainers to implement awareness programs to raise awareness of the dangers of illegal immigration and how to avoid them, and to introduce safe migration methods.

In addition to participating in the implementation of all joint projects, providing them with financial support and overcoming the obstacles they face, and communicating with Egyptian scholars and Prime Time Zone abroad to support the governorates where the phenomenon of illegal immigration is spreading and the villages included within the Dignified Life Initiative and assisting in marketing and promoting the efforts made in this field.

The article “Housing” cooperates with “Al-Hijra” to enhance community participation in the development of the most needy villages was written in Al Borsa newspaper.