CEOSS continuously strives to improve its methodologies and broaden its rights based approach which stresses practicing rights, participating in decision making, providing better opportunities for developing human capabilities, releasing humanity from confining boundaries and increasing community self-reliance.
CEOSS worked to empower poor and marginalized citizens to demand and secure their rights. We engage with public bodies using a rights based development approach and implement development models. We established many partnerships between elected committees in the communities, the public and private sector, and media institutions in order to fight poverty in CEOSS’s working areas.
We have also made an effort to expand cooperation with the private sector in the field of corporate social responsibility; these partnerships aim to help the marginalized and poor segments of Egyptian society. CEOSS participated at the regional level in projects intended to support disability issues in order to exchange experiences and acquire new capabilities in these areas. We have also been networking with Egyptian institutions to address issues in the areas of advocacy and capacity building and to influence the public policies on issues related to the poor, such as disability rights, women’s rights, children’s rights and employment opportunities for youth.
CEOSS also completed development institutions and established new ones that are designed to provide development services to meet the needs of the society. These institutions are an asset to Egyptian society because they contribute to improving the quality of life by providing services such as: maintenance of disability equipment; provision of health services to marginalized groups; and implementation of postharvest models or small farmers to increase their ability to compete and procure the added value of the net profits.
CEOSS also expanded and strengthened the capacity of its staff in the area of advocacy, lobbying and applied practices of rights-based development and domestic resource mobilization.