4300 Montgomery Avenue
Suit # 301
Needs Assessment workshop for Youth Coalition and selected NGOs
E-Methanex, a new company operating in the Damietta governorate in Egypt, needed technical assistance to build the capacity
of its sustainability team and equip them with the necessary tools to develop closer ties with the community and its stakeholders.
CID Inc. took a grass-roots approach in designing programs for E-Methanexs community development investments, based
on an adequate understanding of grass root needs and impediments. CID Inc. built the capacity of local partners in the
villages of Senaneya and Kafr El-Batikh in the identified development areas, by bringing together local partners from both
communities to attend a targeted evidence-based training program to strengthen the capacity of local organizations and facilitate
interaction with the E-Methanex team.
CID Inc. empowered E-Methanex and its community partners in their community development activities through:
Conducting a capacity needs assessment workshop for the targeted youth coalitions and NGOs
Training on brainstorming as a method for conducting a participatory needs assessment
Training on setting community needs driven priorities and criteria to project design in collaboration with E-Methanex
Conduct coaching and follow up session with the relevant trainees.
Community relevant programs were designed and E-Methanex successfully positioned itself as an investor in developing its local
partners capacity. CID Inc. continues to implement and monitor the initiatives, in strategic coordination with the enterprise,
its partners and beneficiaries. To this end, the team provides ongoing capacity building to relevant stakeholders in
the process to ensure the efficient implementation of the community investment framework.