Nevine Pourcines is the research assistant of the Managing Director Dr. Heba Handoussa, of El Nidaa Foundation.
Nevine is a recent graduate of the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, in Social Anthropology and Development Studies.
El Nidaa program activities are integrated with The Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID), both were conceived as a comprehensive five-year initiative that started in April 2012 as an output under a project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with Egypt’s Ministry of International Cooperation. It was extended into a second five-year period (2017-2021), ensuring that the project continued to build on the successful lessons learnt in its first phase.
The purpose of the initiative has been to address vital challenges to economic development, with a specific focus on poverty reduction and employment generation in Upper Egypt. They have focused on one typical and economically underdeveloped governorate in Upper Egypt, namely Qena, so as to increase the probability of success and the likelihood that pilot interventions could then be duplicated in other provinces.