The Professional Development Foundation (PDF) participated in the organization of the fifth CSR annual conference which took place on April 15 and 16 at the Marriott Zamalek Hotel, under the title “CSR and the Rise of Regional Partnerships for Development.” The conference was held in partnership with the Federation of Egyptian Industries (FEI), Alex Bank, and Sawiris Foundation for Social Development.
The conference sheds light on the importance of partnerships, highlighting that a single organization, on its own, cannot cope with the different challenges facing Egypt today. Hence, the public and the private sectors as well as NGOs need to work together to become successful drivers of change.
The conference discussed several current issues holding back the progress of education, poverty, gender equality, training for employment, entrepreneurship, innovation, and empowering youth and women, through different panels.
It is worth mentioning that the Minister of Social Solidarity, Ghada Wali, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Amr Nassar, and the Minister of Planning, Hala Al-Saeed attended the conference. In addition to a large number of representatives from the Chambers of Industry, Trade and Tourism, as well as business associations, business women, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).