The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development plans to launch a podcast series to discuss the most pressing challenges in various fields of development and what research has to say to address these issues, with the firm belief in the importance of using evidence to address global development trends and discussions in Egypt.
About Sawiris Foundation:
The Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD), since its inception in 2001, is one of the first family foundations in Egypt that is establishing a new paradigm for development in the country. Its core mission is to contribute to Egypt’s socio-economic development through a focus on 4 main sectors; economic empowerment, social empowerment, education and scholarships as well as the annual cultural awards. You can know more about SFSD via their website: https://sawirisfoundation.org
About the podcast series:
Millions of Egyptian pounds are spent every year on development interventions that are designed to tackle the most pressing development challenges that will reduce poverty and improve the wellbeing of Egyptians. And yet, poverty and unemployment, among other wellbeing indicators have been on the rise since 2019 and have been further exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As Yale economist Dean Karlan explains in his 2011 book, development work is “more than good intentions”, SFSD has been shifting its development practices to avoid the common pitfalls and biases that end up not serving the beneficiaries of our programs as we have intended them to. SFSD is looking to follow evidence, lessons learned from other contexts and experiences from the field to improve the delivery and sustainability of our programs and to maximize our impact. In this light, we are launching a podcast series to open an honest dialogue with Egypt’s development community, policymakers and practitioners on lessons learnt in the field and the organization’s journey towards effective altruism.
The podcast first series is expected to release an episode every month, whereby the duration of each episode may be up to 30 minutes. Each episode is intended to be scripted. The Learning & Strategy Department at SFSD will be responsible for creating the initial content with support from the PR & Comms Department, and it will be mostly in Arabic.
The targeted topics may vary. Below are suggested topics that are planned to be discussed over the timeframe of four months.
|Month - 2021||Topic|
|August||Introducing SFSD and the organization’s journey towards effective altruism|
|September||The Microcredit Debate: Lessons learned from Upper Egypt|
|October||Targeting Extreme Poverty: Lessons learned from Upper Egypt|
|November||Improving Education Quality: Teaching at the Right Level|
Accordingly, Sawiris Foundation is searching for an agency that can offer technical support in producing the podcast series.
Under the direct supervision of the Sawiris Foundation PR & Comms team, the production agency is requested to do the following:
References that could help you:
How to apply?
Interested agencies can apply by submitting the following requirements:
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