Project to strengthen civil society organizations working in the field of economic and social rights in North Africa: (2019-2020) in cooperation with the Global Fund for Human Rights
The project aims to support civil society organizations, which works in the field of economic and social rights and struggle for social justice in North Africa, through building capacity of organizations of civil society to work functionally towards achieving social justice. This was done by identifying the most important gaps and strategies that these organizations undertake to achieve this, in addition to building the capacities of the members of these institutions to be able to achieve their goals further. This project produced a manual on strategic litigation in the North African region.
“Association of Professionals and the Transformation Process in Sudan “(2020) in cooperation with the Arab Reform Initiative (AFA was responsible on the parts of Sudan and Egypt).
This research aimed to conduct a detailed study on the “Sudanese Professionals Association” to shed light on the role it played during the process of transformation and the transfer of power in Sudan, and what future prospects governing its role. This was done through extensive, lengthy, and detailed research on several points, the most prominent of which are: a historical background on trade union in Sudan, how the assembly of professionals emerged, its structure and its main components, and then how the work of the latter has evolved over time and how it is distinguished from previous work of organized work in Sudan. The research highlighted the most prominent leaders of the assembly and the most prominent slogans and examined the role it played in launching the Sudanese movement. The research gave importance to highlighting gender representation in it, its alliances, as well as the role it played in the freedom and change forces. The research also tackled the strengths and weaknesses of the movement, then its demands and the activities that it undertook. The research also examined how to achieve leadership role during the movements and maintain its legitimacy. Then the most prominent successes and obstacles. The research also examined its role in the negotiation process, and what are the future prospects.
The Coronavirus revealed the growing levels of inequality in societies around the world, it also shed light on the fragility of the neoliberal capitalist model and showed the inability of most systems in the world to provide social, economic and health protection for the most vulnerable groups in societies. At the same time, while the world is facing the pandemic simultaneously, its different regions have not been affected with the same degree, and therefore countries are not equal in terms of their ability to confront it. From here, and within this context, the project worked to rethink inequality in the Arab region in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. This was done through the contribution of a group of researchers and experts from all over the Arab region in producing knowledge and writing research papers on the multifaceted effects of the pandemic on inequality in the Arab region.
The project produced a book that discusses the consequences of the spread of the pandemic on inequalities in the Arab region from a multidisciplinary perspective.
Project “Alternative Economy and Climate Justice in the Arab Region”,(2020-2021) in cooperation with the Greenpeace Foundation, Middle East and North Africa Office.
Recently, there has been an urgent need to strengthen the debate around principles of a public interest-based economy that considers environmental sustainability and the devastating impacts of climate change that have already affected our region and are expected to worsen. This requires a change in the economic rhetoric and future political proposals in the region to be more aware of the threats to our planet and our future. This will only be achieved through joint work that brings together economists who believe in social justice and experts in various sectors related to environmental and climate justice.
And the topics proposed to work within its framework: agriculture and food sovereignty, energy and development sovereignty, urban planning and the environment, biodiversity and allied industries, industrial development.