Sector Social Affairs
Program/Project Title Egypt Fit for Children
Location Egypt
Duration 36 months +
Start – End date 01.02. 2010-01.10.2013
Budget 16,794,474 EGP
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
Implementing Institution The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
Description The project aims at contributing to an Egypt fit for children where the rights of every child are respected, promoted and protected. The project will strengthen the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and its ability to coordinate, develop, monitor and advocate for more accountable, transparent and participatory public policies for children. A National Observatory for Child Rights will be created to produce and manage evidence for policy making. The Policy and Planning Unit will make use of this evidence to propose and coordinate formulation of results-based and child-rights centered policies. The strengthened Monitoring and Evaluation Unit will monitor the implementation of national policies for the wellbeing of children, mainly through the National Plan of Action for Children. Social mobilization through communication, media and art for development will enrich the policy dialogue, promote active citizenship and volunteerism as well as create positive attitudes to children rights and vulnerable groups
Expected Results 1.      NCCM has an institutionalized Observatory with the capacity, tools and methodologies for national social and fiscal monitoring

2.      Policy makers, front line workers, media and the general public are better informed about child rights situation in Egypt

3.      NCCM has an institutionalized, well equipped and fully operational Policy and Planning Unit

4.      NCCM has time bound, institutionalized a periodic integrated, evidence-based and multi-sectoral National Plan of Action on Children; with adequate human and financial resources allocated for its implementation.

5.      NCCM has an institutionalized, adequately financed, well equipped and fully operational Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

6.      NCCM has an operational M&E System for all directly implemented and supported interventions

7.      NCCM has a well-functioning Department of Communication that is an effective national advocacy resource

8.      Children and youth play an active role in their local community to increase awareness on children rights through arts and educational tools

Target Beneficiaries The primary end beneficiaries are the children, adolescents and their families in Egypt, with special emphasis on most vulnerable groups in certain targeted Governorates. Secondary beneficiaries are policy makers, front line workers, media, and NCCM
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it