We work closely with international organizations and government beneficiaries to implement sustainable tourism projects with human development at their core. We ensure delivery is context-specific with a focus on capacity and knowledge transfer, to produce sustainable results that inspire local ownership and community benefit. Our work is complemented by systems change projects, whereby we work with the government to ensure the regulatory framework in place is conducive to the sector’s development and performance.
Al Ismaelia for Real Estate Investment came to us looking for a fresh perspective. They needed to refine their purpose and to create a strategic formula that would rejuvenate their corporate appeal and transform their business model.
While tourism has long been an essential sector in Egypt's economic, cultural tourism capitalizing on Egypt's rich heritage remains an untapped opportunity. The city of Esna in Luxor, with its rich and storied history, showed potential to become a center of cultural tourism. However, a lack of site management plans, effective urban management policies, and a low level of local capacity was prohibiting the city from reaching this potential.
The USAID-funded project sought to engage local Red Sea residents equitably in the economic, social and cultural benefits generated by the tourism sector in their governorate, with a focus on job creation and the protection, management, and sustainable use of the community’s natural and cultural assets. As part of the consortium implementing this project, CID was responsible for designing a new approach to solid waste management that was sustainable, effective, and inclusive.