Environment and Development for Human Well-Being

cedaregif2017_3The 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).

UNEP, Egyptian Ministry of Environment & CEDARE jointly launch 2 Demonstration Projects in Egypt “Mainstreaming Sustainable & Green Public Procurement” & “Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption”

On December 6th, 2016, another new resourceful initiative was launched adding to an extensive successful partnership between the20161206_134513 United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Egyptian Ministry of Environment (MOE) & the Centre for Development and Environment for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE). The three partners have launched two demonstration Projects namely; "Mainstreaming Sustainable & Green Public Procurement" Project and "Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption" Project. A press conference attended by Dr. Iyad Abumoghli, Regional Director and Representative for the UNEP Regional Office for West Asia (ROWA), Eng. Ahmed Abul Seoud, EEAA’s Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director of CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme, was conducted to announce the details of each project.

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SRI Steering Committee holds its Second Meeting in Cairo

In the framework of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project, the second steering committee meeting was held on the 27th of September, 2016 at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) premises.

Chaired by the Director of the IT infrastructure Sector, MCIT, the meeting was attended by all members including CEDARE’s Project Management Unit, representatives of the Ministry of Finance, representatives of Ministry of Trade and Industry, representatives of Ministry of Environment, and from the Swiss side; representatives of Sofiz Institute, the Swiss Federation of materials Science and Technology Laboratories, and the Swiss embassy in Cairo.

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Egypt Officially Joins the International Programme for “Sustainable Recycling Industries”

SRI LaunchEgypt's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) hosted the launching event of the Sustainable Recycling Industries-SRI Project- in Egypt, as a result of the agreement signed by the Egyptian and the Swiss Governments. The event was attended by all the partners from the Egyptian and Swiss sides, the implementing organizations and experts and other stakeholders. On top of the list was H.E. Eng. Yasser ElKady, Egypt’s Minister of MCIT, H.E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Egypt’s Minister of Environment, H.E. Mr. Marco Leitner, the Swiss Ambassador to Egypt, Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director of CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme, besides a distinguished team of experts from Switzerland. Experts from relevant ministries, civil society & NGOs, international organizations and private sector were present as well. Swiss and international experts of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), responsible for supervising the project’s implementation, participated in the event.

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Members of the Steering Committee of SRI hold their 1st Meeting in Cairo

On May 8th, 2016, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) hosted the first meeting of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Steering Committee. Chaired by Eng. Khaled El Attar (MCIT), the committee comprised representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Industry, Ministry of Finance, Swiss Embassy, and the Project Management Unit at CEDARE.

This meeting aimed at introducing core stakeholders with SRI Project’s objectives, components, implementation plan and deliverables in addition to setting the level of involvement of each organization within the project as well as the roles and responsibilities assigned to each one, where synergy is fundamental.

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

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

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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