Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud is a no profit association founded in 1985. Since 1989 it has received recognition as non governmental organization (NGO) qualified to promote and to realize cooperation projects in Developing Countries.
(International Co-operation South South) is an Italian Non-Governmental Organization (no profit association) established in 1985 and officially recognised by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs as organism qualified to promote and carry out projects of cooperation in Developing Countries.
Until today, CISS has carried out more then 250 projects ranging from short - term interventions to multi-annual programs in
the following priority sectors: Water Supplies & Natural Resources; Social & Human Marginalization; Human Rights Promotion; Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism; Migrants, Refugees & Displaced People.
CISS has representation and operational offices in Central America and Caribe (Honduras, Guatemala, Cuba), South America (Brazil, Bolivia), Africa (Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania, Egypt), Balkans (FYRO Macedonia) and Middle East (Palestine).
In Egypt, CISS is currently implementing, in cooperation with the Fayoum Governorate, the Fayoum Tourism Authority and NSCE (North-South Consultancy Exchange), the Project ‘Eco-Tourism for sustainable development in Fayoum Governorate’, funded by the Italian Co-operation.
The Project aims at reducing poverty in the Fayoum Oasis by promoting the local eco-tourism development, through training activities, support to SMEs (credit and non-financial services) and marketing.
The project means to preserve and increase the value of the environmental and cultural heritage of the Fayoum Oasis, while promoting the area as attractive destination for local and international sustainable tourism.