I am off to Cairo to some meetings with the cabinet there this wednesday June 26… We will talk about several possibilities on cooperations in different projects. I wanted to runt this by you to hear if the community might have some ideas on possible projects.
The civil unrest is continuing in Egypt and Cairo. Hundreds of thousands are protesting against the current islamist government. Much of the economic activity is frozen or moves very slowly. All the problems that already existed have just accumulated, since not many people work any more. The FDIs are at a very low level and many foreign investors are leaving the country. Unemployment is high, especially among the youth. In a bid to ease the tensions and to push the economic wheels I would like to launch a project of the type of the UnMonastery in Cairo.
The anger and the energy of the young people should be canalized into something positive and much needed reconstruction of the economy and the infrastructure of the society. Egypt is in a urgent need to get the economic wheels turning again and to handle some pressing issues on waste management, electricity shortage and water supply.
To canalize some of the energy from the protests and civil unrest into much needed positive projects to solve some of the most pressing issues.
What I would need is a proposal in the form of 3 slides that I can present while at the meeting. Any ideas for what we could do together? Any contacts in the local scene who should be involved in this conversation ?