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 in1992 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).

GI Matrouh project participated in the Agri Business Exhibition 23-25 February 2019

The GI Matrouh project participated in the “31st International Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East (Agribusiness)”, held on 23 -25 February 2019.
Exhibition visitors counted up to 5000 visitors from around the world.

CEDARE Organized 1st International Conference on “Sustainability: Environmental Efficiency for Human Well-being”, Cairo, Egypt, 15 December 2018

CEDARE in cooperation with UN/Habitat organized session on Climate change Impact during the 1st  International Conference on “Sustainability: Environmental Efficiency for Human Well-being”, Cairo, Egypt, 15 December 2018.

Dr. Khaled  AbuZeid, Regional Water Resources Senior Director, was keynote speaker at the session.  Read more…

CEDARE Participated in the 1st Nexus Roundtable in the MENA and Wider Mediterranean, Beirut, November 26-28, 2018.

CEDARE participated in the 1st Nexus Roundtable in the MENA and Wider Mediterranean, in Beirut,November 26-28, 2018. Khaled AbuZeid, CEDARE Water Director, talked about the Water-Energy-Food (WEF) Nexus in the Arab Region. He explained how Food Security is linked to Water Security and Energy Security. Fossil Groundwater is exploited using fossil fuels, where 10 out of 22 Arab Countries have exceeded the renewable freshwater sustainability threshold, and 18 out of the 22 Arab countries are below the water scarcity limit of 1000 m3/person/year. He highlighted the importance of the new approach in selecting the appropriate type of water resource for the appropriate use at the appropriate geographic location within the country. Read more…

CEDARE Participated the 2nd Arab Sustainable Development Week, Cairo, 19-22 November, 2018

CEDARE Regional Water Director, Khaled AbuZeid, participates in the 2nd Arab Sustainable Development Week organized by the League of Arab States, in Cairo, 19-22 November, 2018, under the auspices of His Excellency President AbdelFattah El-Sisi, President of thr Arab Republic of Egypt.

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CEDARE spoke at the Workshop on “Debating the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in MENA & Wider Mediterranean”, Brussels, November 22, 2018

CEDARE Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid, speakes on “Understanding Nexus at National & Transboundary Levels in the Arab Region” Infront of Parliamentarians, Journalists, and NGOs at the Regional Roundtable on “Debating the Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus in MENA & Wider Mediterranean” organized in Brussels, by Global Water Partnership – Mediterranean / GWP-Med, COMPSUD, MIO-ECSDE, Union for the Mediterranean, and SIDA, on November 22, 2018.

COP14 Sharm ElSheikh: “National Initiative for Reducing Plastic Bags Consumption” Awareness Session

As part of the activities of the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention in Sharm ElSheikh, CEDARE in partnership with the Ministry of Environment co-organized an awareness session on “Plastic Bags Pollution of the Environment”. The side event was held on the 21st of November 2018 and was accompanied by a display booth during the conference overall term. Read more…