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DIFFERENT PATHS TO JUSTICE: The Case of Economy and The Environment

There has lately been a pressing need for elaborate discussion on the possibility of creating an economy based on the common good, one that takes into consideration environmental sustainability and the detrimental effects of climate change. The Arab region is known for its climatic diversity, which was reflected on the variety of repercussions linked to climate change. These include rising temperatures, draught, floods, a decline in agricultural production, and the deterioration of the tourism sector.

2020

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…

2019

1) The¬†Arab¬†region¬†project¬†between¬†regional¬†changes¬†and the¬†international¬†context (2018-2020) in cooperation Open Society Foundation: The aim¬†of the¬†project¬†is to¬†determine the¬†shape of a¬†new order that can¬†be¬†representing the¬†interests of the¬†majority¬†in the¬†region¬†with a¬†focus¬†in¬†particular¬†on¬†issues¬†such as¬†citizenship, justice, good governance,¬†and democracy,¬†as well as¬†on the¬†characteristics of the¬†main¬†institutions¬†that¬†can¬†operate¬†within¬†this new order.¬† This was done through: understanding the¬†developments¬†that have¬†taken place¬†in the¬†region through¬†two approaches: the¬†first¬†is the¬†official approach,¬†that has¬†become a¬†far¬†more¬†divided¬†than¬†any¬†time¬†ever¬†on a¬†number¬†of¬†fronts,¬†including¬†in¬†this¬†revolution, refugees,¬†and extremism,¬†and the¬†second¬†is the¬†popular approach,¬†which is¬†what¬†reflects the¬†aspirations of the¬†people¬†for change¬†and reform. As well as, understanding the¬†changes¬†that¬†occur¬†in the¬†international¬†system and the rise of populism¬†as a¬†context¬†for regional changes. The¬†project‚Äôs outputs were: two books (Changes¬†in the¬†Arab region, and the¬†impact of¬†international developments between the¬†currents of¬†populism¬†and alternative voices, the¬†second book:¬†‚Ĩ¬†populism and the alternative¬†discourse…

2018

1) Social Justice and Public Policies: Research and Training,(2018)¬†in cooperation with the Swiss Cooperation Office in Cairo The aim of this project is exploring the possibility of creating a social protection networks to ensure a just, equitable public services provision, more specifically Health, Education, Housing, and Social security services. In this regard, the outputs of the project were: – A book on public policies and social justice in Egypt. It contains analytical papers that dealt with the four sectors and how public policies have affected the position of social justice in providing services: health, education, housing, and social security. –…

2017

1) Project “Alternative Economy” (2017) in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation – North Africa office The aim of the project is to strengthen the network in the region for workers in the field of social justice by presenting a vision for building an alternative economy and how it relates to achieve justice, especially with regard to property, management, structures, and labor relations, and secondly with issues¬†related to the alternative economy, such as focusing on issues such as women’s empowerment, environmental issues. The third is the determinants of building an alternative economy in terms of focusing on three main determinants:…

2016

1) Media and¬†Democratic¬†Transition(2016):¬†in cooperation¬†with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria Tackling the¬†nature of the¬†problematic¬†relationship¬†between media¬†and the¬†political process in¬†many countries in the¬†Arab region,¬†a¬†relationship¬†that is characterized with overlap¬†to¬†an extent that it is not separable, so¬†it is¬†hard to¬†say¬†that the¬†problems of media¬†can be¬†solved¬†if the system has become¬†democratic.¬†This project came out with a book that deals with a¬†comparison¬†between¬†some¬†Arab¬†experiences:¬†Egypt,¬†Lebanon, Tunisia,¬†Yemen,¬†Algeria, and¬†Morocco.¬†These¬†experiences¬†differed¬†from¬†their¬†political¬†and social¬†context.¬†They varied¬†in¬†terms of the¬†regulations¬†that¬†govern¬†the¬†media¬†field¬†and the¬†scope¬†that it¬†provided¬†in¬†the¬†democratic¬†transition¬†process.¬†In¬†fact, a¬†comparison of¬†these¬†experiences¬†is important¬†because¬†each¬†experience represents a remarkable political context even¬†if¬†they¬†share common features.¬†It¬†deals¬†with¬†a number¬†of¬†topics. First, it¬†deals with the¬†issue of¬†media¬†between¬†established¬†and modern behaviors,¬†then¬†approaches¬†the¬†idea¬†of¬†political¬†polarization¬†and¬†private¬†media¬†with a¬†focus¬†on¬†the¬†Egyptian¬†case,¬†specifically the¬†status of¬†private¬†Egyptian¬†satellite¬†channels. Also, the¬†subject of¬†how to¬†manage the¬†public media institutions that are owned by the state¬†in the¬†German experience compared to the¬†Egyptian…

2015

Project of “Training Youth of Political Parties‚ÄĚ (2015)¬†in cooperation¬†with the Danish-Egyptian Institute for Dialogue The aim of the project is to strengthen and build the capacities of youth from different political parties, in light of the problems facing young people in these parties, whether in terms of their integration into them, or in terms of party line, as well as the problems of marginalizing youth, especially in parties whose members belong to different generations. The goal was achieved by holding training courses for youth affiliated to political parties, parliament, and local councils. The project‚Äôs outputs were as follows: Policy Recommendations,…

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