The third Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) forum will be held in May 2017, in light of the government's commitment to achieve comprehensive and sustainable development in Egypt. This is in addition to the private sector's eagerness to support the community.
The aim of the forum is to unite the public and private sectors’ efforts with civil society organizations and work side by side on achieving the desired objectives of this program to ensure sustainability.
During the forum, the government will present its plans and discuss means of cooperation with the private sector and civil society institutions to find mutually agreed solutions and a clear vision, around which all efforts will be united.
Through its sessions, the forum will put forth ideas to create a clear vision of the state's economic program to achieve sustainable development and the state's vision of 2030.
This is in addition to putting forth solutions on how to utilize the available resources to achieve an impact that can be felt by both the citizen and the community.
The forum also aims to develop a vision and solutions for reducing the budget deficit through the private sector's participation in supporting the state's developmental projects.
The forum will also shed light on sustainable development engines and constraints whether they're related to legislations and laws or making financial reforms or eliminating bureaucracy by having a plan upon which stakeholders and concerned authorities agree, in order to accelerate the implementation of its developmental objective.
The CSR Forum will review investment plans across Egyptian governorates, and the mechanics of creating a sustainable village to be a role model for all Egyptian villages, and to develop standards to measure achievement rates and ensure a return on investment.
This year, the forum will provide an opportunity for companies and civil society organizations to present their experiences in achieving the developmental impact of sustainability.
The event this year is expected to gather more than 1,000 people, including representatives of companies and those with expertise in the field of social responsibility in order to exchange ideas and develop innovative solutions for the development, implementation and support of the state's plans.
State’s comprehensive vision to achieve sustainable development(2030)
Changing culture: From consumption to production
Historic opportunity to develope industry and create real job opportunities
CSR role in the banking sector to avoid the adverse effects of the financial and economic reform
Mechanisms of countering corruption and eliminating nepotism to create expertise and accomplish achievements
Efficiency of governmental institutions and their ability to achieve growth
Public interest as a base to achieve private interest
Supporting and stimulating industrial areas and emerging projects
Legislative and legal reforms - the law of cooperatives
New NGOs law
Necessary fiscal and tax reforms
Integration of private sector's efforts
Charity investment funds
One village - one product
Controlling production system and committing to quality standards and pricing mechanisms
Egyptian workers as a base for Egyptian industry
Base of the pyramid concept
Supply chains and encouraging entrepreneurs
Organic agriculture and export
Government plans that need support
Governorates' ability to attract investment
Quality of life index in the rural areas
How to create added value for every Egyptian governorate?
Integration mechanisms between the government and private sector's plans to develop governorates
Improving the efficiency of governmental institutions
Community and participation based sustainability
Technology's role in sustainability
Role of Akhmim’s citizens in sustainable development
Sustainability mechanisms as a substitute to begging
Civil institutions developmental role in achieving sustainability
Integration and cooperation between civil society organizations
"An effective platform for exchanging development ideas and for collaboration with government, private sector and civil society professionals and and agents of change. We were able to start a number of joint development initiatives on the basis of our participation and networking at the event."
The conference established itself as one of the main events on CSR and Social impact in Egypt. It is a must attend for anyone interested in knowing what is happening in those areas and an excellent networking opportunity for all stakeholders. I am very impressed with the organization of the event and the superb selection of the topics and speakers.
I am both honoured and privileged to be part of the CSR Forum that proved from its first year to be the premium platform to discuss sustainable Development issues in Egypt. The forum brings together key Politicians, leaders, academics and influential practitioners representing a wide-spectrum of industries, economies and organizations to discuss challenges, share best practices and identify solutions forward. Today, the CSR Forum is not anymore a simple initiative, it represents a cornerstone of Egypt’s sustainability conversation especially with the follow up of the recommendations of the 2nd CSR Forum and the Model of a sustainable village that reflects the power of Team Work and Coordination as well as Resilience.
“On the occasion of the 3rd CSR Forum , I wish to recognize the progress made in instilling the culture of sustainability in the Egyptian business community and the consequent growth in the number, diversity and value of initiatives driven in this forum .This truly transcends our PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose strategy which is to focus on long-term growth while leaving a positive imprint on society. I consider the CSR forum as one of the biggest sustainability platforms in Egypt integrating the development efforts of the public sector, private sector and civil society organizations. Much remains to be done, however, in order to deploy all the synergies that only a concerted, focused national strategy can help achieve, we all need to give it our best. I wish the CSR Forum continuous success in bringing iconic catalysts of change and subject matter experts in the sustainability field to drive Egypt vision 2030 to reality”
تشرفت بالمشاركة فيه فى المرات السابقة فى أكثر من جلسة كمتحدث وكمحاور وأرى أنه بالنسبة للتنظيم والموضوعات التى طُرحت للمناقشة والشخصيات المتحدثة والمحاورين كانوا على أعلى مستوى
I am personally extending my sincere gratitude to the organizing committee of the 2016 CSR Forum. The conference was executed with the utmost professionalism and tailored to meet the needs of the attendees. Delivered with detailed perfectionism that resulted in wide spread networking covering all sectors from private, government and NGO's, resulting in extensive knowledge sharing. Good luck for the upcoming Egypt CSR Forum 2017."
I had the pleasure to participate in the first Egypt CSR Forum in my capacity at the time as UNDP’s Poverty Team Leader. The Forum acted as an excellent platform to galvanize the potentials of the private sector community to contribute collectively towards the development of Egypt. The Forum brought together practitioners, academia, private sector, foundations, NGOs and international partners. There was also strong government commitment and involvement. I believe that CSR interventions can only be realized if all stakeholders talk to one another and build on each other’s strength. The CSR forum availed that opportunity for us all.
My experience with Egypt CSR Forum was very good. If it weren’t for the forum I wouldn’t have had the chance to meet with other partners and stakeholders.
"The event was perfectly organized, it discussed new topics with the participation of a wide range of speakers who were perfectly selected to address these topics"
سي إس آس ايجيبت نموذج فريد في موضوعه
A very well organized forum that met my expectations.
I was impressed by CSR Egypt Forum 2016 . It clearly showcased best practices and the synergies of the collaboration of different sectors together with civil societies.
ملتقي الفكر والعمل ورسم المستقبل .... يعيد بناء العلاقات بين الحكومة والمجتمع المدني والقطاع الخاص ..
My experience with CSR Egypt is indeed very unique. The dedication of the team to the topic of CSR and its importance on both the economical and social parameter was exceptional. All stakeholders, speakers, and participants are stars in their industries and assembling them under one roof and one topic and more importantly working on the findings as done with CSR Egypt is definitely a great success.
The CSR forum, is an excellent vehicle for all private sector taking the responsibility of their vision in developing the society seriously.
I was a speaker at the first CSR Forum and an attendee at the second CSR Forum, both events were very successful, this success was in large part due to the work of “Egypt CSR Forum” I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all at “Egypt CSR Forum” for your hard work before, during and after the forum, and for the immense support you provided throughout the forums. I realize you all invested a huge amount of time and effort into helping make the forum such a success, and did so in such a friendly and patient manner. This was very much appreciated. The Forum is not only a great place to network with current customers and colleagues, but also provides a unique opportunity to develop new relationships within the industry. I've met so many people at the Forum over the last two years I've attended and it's been a great experience!" Thanks again for your time and effort and for ensuring everything ran smoothly.
An uplifting forum that fuels positive change in the country. Egypt CSR offers much needed eye-opening discussions, bridging the gap between key players in the developmental sector: civil society organizations, corporates and government.
“An excellent platform for exchanging knowledge and forming partnerships between public sector, private sector and NGOs in order to maximize the impact of development projects”.
“I had the pleasure to participate as a speaker in the Egypt CSR Forum 2016. I believe this forum serves as a platform that unite the public and private sectors’ efforts with civil society organizations and work side by side on achieving the desired objectives of ensuring sustainability and the development of Egypt. The Forum built a policy dialogue among private sector, government , academia, CSOs and international organizations and it provided opportunities to share best practices in CSR with the key stakeholders. The forum showed the private sector's eagerness to contribute to the development of Egypt”.