Environment and Development for Human Well-Being

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The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in 1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status.

This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible For the Environment (CAMRE) , in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

CEDARE and ISOCARP Cooperate for Sustainable Cities in the Arab and African Countries

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isocarp-logoOn Thursday 4th February 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both parties.  H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, the Executive Director of CEDARE and H.E. Dr. Khaled El Adli, Vice President of ISOCARP.  This MOU is drawn to unite efforts to provide high quality capacity building activities and project implementations in the MENA and Africa regions.

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SGP Programme participation in the Arab Youth Forum (31 January – 2 February, 2016), Alexandria, Egypt

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Unido_logo_unblueAs the concept of the “Green Growth & Job Creation in the Mena Region” is getting momentum day after day, it was the main theme of the latest Arab Youth Forum.The Forum was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)in cooperation with the League of Arab States and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.The international 3-day forum was held from January 31stto February 2nd, 2016 and it hosted high level governments’ officials, representatives and heads of international and leading technical and financial institutions, and of United Nations organizations, both at the national and regional levels as well as academic experts, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders.

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Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop, 18-19 Jan 2016

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On the 18th and 19th of January the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in Cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, SwitchMed Programme) and Dubai Sustainable Cities Center hosted the Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop in Cairo. The Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop comes in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) launched in June 2012 at Rio+20.

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Validation Workshop for the National Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production in Egypt, Switch-Med Project, December 15th 2015

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2 x 150 roll up 1 Final version1On the 15th of December the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in Cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted the participants from different Ministries & working groups, who actively and collectively developed the action plan as part of implementing Egypt’s Green Economy Strategy.

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CEDARE eAcademy Successfully conducts Two Online Technical Trainings for AREIN Focal Points

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CEDARE eAcademy recently conducted an on-line training on “how to be an efficient user of the Arab Region Environmental Information Network. (AREIN) website". Capacity building of the AREIN Project focal points at concerned Arab countries was the main objective. The three-day technical trainings covered areas such as browsing, data entry, and edits or deletion of data.

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