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The Refugee Leadership Training Project was initiated by EO Metterdaad in 2019 with a mission to support community development amongst refugees in Cairo. The RLT project commenced in February 2020 based on a recognized need for improved leadership amongst increasing refugee populations, and because...
Inclusive Citizenship is a dream of many people in our world today. The definition of inclusive citizenship, as I understand it, is the granting of full rights of citizenship to all people regardless of their religion, ethnicity, gender, color, socio-economic status etc. It signifies not just...
Introduction: Inclusive citizenship seeks to go beyond the intellectual debates of recent years on democratization and participation to explore a related set of issues around changing conceptions of citizenship. Peoples’ understandings of what it means to be a citizen go to the heart of various...
Dr. Tarek al-Gawhary, MA Azhar University, PhD Princeton University, advisor to Sheikh Dr. Ali Goma’a. explained the thought process in Islamic Law and how a Muslim jurist can think about the concept of inclusive citizenship in a historical context. The basis is in the Constitution of Medina or the...
On the second day, summer school participants were privileged to learn from a member of the European Parliament, Bas Belder. 
On 28th June, the summer school group took an excursion to Sekem farm, an organic farm in the Egyptian desert, around 60km North East of Cairo. The students were there to discover the Sekem ethos, sustainable development with a holistic approach, and experience the living and learning intercultural...
Throughout the presentation of Johan Snel on July 6th, 2018, three themes were discussed: modern democracies, the dark side of democracies, and the lessons we can draw from this.
Professor Hoda Awad joined the group for a presentation about the Egyptian constitution. She started by discussing the basics of democracy and constitutions. She explained to us that democracies had six elements or conditions. Firstly, there is the presence of democratic institutions and...
The UN Security Council encouraged Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, at its meeting, to resume the negotiations over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) through African Union-led mediation, with a view to finalizing the text of a mutually binding and acceptable agreement on operating the dam as...
Dr. Rev. Andrea Zakī, President of the Evangelical Community and Head of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services (CEOSS), praised ʿAbd al-Fattāḥ al-Sisī’s declaration of making 2022 the year of Civil Society and launching a national strategy to promote human rights in Egypt.

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