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).
CEDARE's presentations on Water-Energy-Food Nexus, and on Climate Change & Water delivered by Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Cedare – Centre for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe, Regional Water Director, attracts attention at the 9th Water Experts Group (WEG) meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean, held in Athens, Greece, November 5-6, 2018. The UFM WEG addresses various themes such as Water Employment & Migration, Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems Nexus, Water Supply and Sanitation, and Water & Climate Change Adaptation.
CEDARE, in cooperation with FES Egypt and the Ministry of Egypt hosted Sustainable Transport Egypt 2018 Conference on Electric Mobility and the Advent of Electric Vehicles that took place in Cairo on 24th & 25th of October 2018.
In aims of maximizing benefit of the discussions: the presented draft policy brief has been uploaded, for comments and consultations until the 15th of November 2018.
The final draft will be uploaded once comments and recommendations are incorporated
Driven by a fast growing need for establishing an electric mobility system as an important developmental priority for Egypt, the second conference on Sustainable Transport in Egypt was held under the theme of Electric Mobility. STE2018 was co-organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and CEDARE on the 24th & 25th of October, 2018 in Cairo Marriott Hotel. Read more…
Dr. Khaled AvuZeid, Regional Water Recourses Programme Director, CEDARE has participated in the Cairo Water Week.
The Cairo Water Week is considered as the biggest water-related event in Egypt and is organized annually by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation in collaboration with national, regional and international partners. It aims to promote water awareness and foster innovative approaches to face the most pressing water related challenges, keep updates on global movements to address water challenges and identify modern tools and techniques for managing water resources. The Week started its first edition this year with the main theme “Water Conservation for Sustainable Development”. It took place under the patronage of H.E. Mr. Abdel Fatah El-Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt in Cairo during the period from 14-18 October 2018.
CEDARE participates, as an observer organization, in the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in Astana, Kazakhstan during the period of 10-12 October, 2018. The 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is administered by a Secretariat at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Convention is now open for accession by Non-European countries. As of October 2018, 41 European countries and the European Union are parties to the Convention. Chad also became party to the Convention in May of 2018, and Senegal will become party to Convention in November of 2018.
Throughout a two-day workshop, the final draft Waste Management Outlook for West Asia was extensively reviewed by country representatives in Holiday Inn CityStarsHotel, Cairo. The consultation workshop was organized by CEDARE in collaboration with UN Environment, International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) on the 27th & 28th of June, 2018.
On Tuesday, June 26th, 2018, the Closing Forum of the first phase of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project took place to mark the conclusion of phase 1 of the project which nearly lasted for two years.