NM is a unique hub of Egyptian young professionals, social change agents, and leaders in their fields. Board, staff, members, mentors, and of course social entrepreneurs, each is passionate about and committed to social change in Egypt
At NM, we leverage the ideas and power of social innovators to tackle Egypt's toughest social challenges. We believe Egypt’s young professionals have what it takes to address our problems. At NM, we offer a platform for building social enterprises, along with a network of supportive, like-minded people, to help turn our dreams into reality.
Our work centers on the concepts of social entrepreneurship and social enterprise/start-ups. Over the past 8 years, NM has supported more than 40 social start-ups and enterprises from a wide range of fields. Our currently incubated social start-ups impact over 50,000 beneficiaries annually
At Nahdet el Mahrousa, our extended network consists of Egyptians who are passionate about social entrepreneurship and committed to building Egypt together and from within. NM and our social enterprises are always looking for individuals and organizations to join our movement. Here are a few ways you can get involved:
Since its inception, NM has been open platform for innovators, social entrepreneurs, and the development community. These individuals gather to further their mission, meet like-minded people, learn about current issues, transform perceived challenges into opportunities, and find meaningful ways to contribute to Egypt’s development.
Nawaya is a non-profit green business working to ensure sustainable food systems. Nawaya's vision is the co-creation of self-reliant, bountiful and resilient Egyptian communities. We act as a catalyst for transitioning small-scale food-producing communities towards sustainability. We do this through research, education and creating connections.
Starting 2013, we worked on a program with 20 farmer families to increase and diversify income streams that are based on soil stewardship practices sustained through farmer to consumer linkages. Starting 2014 Baladini was created a community kitchen run by farmer women, to create "artisanal, healthy and fair" food based on rural tradition.
To demonstrate with farmers sustainable agriculture practices through trainings and workshops, work with small holder farmers for sustainable farming practices. We are inspired from the principles of permaculture and agro-biodiversity.
To increase the skill sets of young farmers in sustainable agriculture training programs and create innovative curricula for rural development.
To make farming accessible to city dwellers, through hands on training, exchange and research.
To create artisanal food productions: Baladini was created as a community kitchen for rural women, a space to create high-quality, nutritious food. Our food is sourced from small-scale farmers, and profits are reinvested in educational programs.
Green product development
Production of input alternatives, we are currently producing high grade compost, and have a small production of composting worms and castings.
Long term program and short terms workshops: series of applied learning workshops take place on the Nawaya demonstration site. Nawaya offers on a yearly basis an International Permaculture Design Course.
Farmerstrainings and workshops: Nawaya works with farmers in Badrashin to improve their farming practices from creating healthy living soils, to improving cultivation of crops to raising animals in a integrated and natural way.
Contracted workshops: catering to the needs of the client, we can develop programs for in sustainable agriculture and value added food production.
Farmer to farmer trainings videos: with support from Access Agriculture, video production also caters to donors, development practionners, private companies and private farms.
Rural curricula course packs: include materials and posters for workshop participants Nawaya sells its skill in producing interactive and locally appropriate training materials for rural development and employment promotion.
Farmer to consumer distribution schemes:
Nawaya is currently developing alternatives models for rural communities to increase incomes and improve production through quality products sold in niche markets. Nawaya represents the values of Slow Food International and also seeks to create markets linkages that protect local biodiversity and trade.