Yearly Archives: 2017

Expert Meeting on Capacity Building in Groundwater Governance in the Arab Region, 1-5 Oct. 2017, Manama, Bahrain

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE was honored to participate in the regional “Expert Meeting on Capacity Building in Groundwater Governance in the Region” which was opened by  the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) President HE Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al-Ohali and was organised by AGU in collaboration with UNESCO Cairo Office and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Office for the Near East. The event continued until October 4 and featured representatives from 13 Arab countries as well as six regional organisations.

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HIGH LEVEL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT AND ADAPTATION IN THE ARAB REGION, 26 to 28 September 2017, Beirut, Lebanon.

Within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR), the eleven RICCAR implementing partner organizations have organized the ‘High Level Conference on Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in the Arab Region’ from 26 to 28 September 2017 at the Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE has participated in the event which was also served as the closing meeting of the Adaptation to Climate Change in Water Sector in the MENA Region (ACCWaM) project.

Government Officials Trained on Sustainable Public Procurement Manual

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As the key output of the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Project, the SPP Manual was launched by CEDARE & the Ministry of Environment, under the umbrella of UN Environment, on 25 September, 2017 through a training workshop for government officials. The training material, which is based on the manual, tackles all about sustainable and green procurement in light of Tenders and Auctions Law number 89 for year 1998 and its Executive Regulation.

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Steering Committee of the SRI Project holds the Fourth & Last Meeting

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As per schedule, the fourth and last meeting of the steering committee of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Project was held on the 20th of September, 2017. The committee, which was chaired by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT), met to regularly monitor the progress of activities against the implementation plan.

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SRI & UNEP/GEF Projects Explore the Establishment of A National Take-Back System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

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On September 19th, 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Industries (SRI) project, in collaboration with the UNDP/GEF Medical & Electronic Waste Project, organized a Consultation Session on Establishing National Take-Back system for Electrical and Electronic Equipment using Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Financing Mechanism. 

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Improved Solid Waste Management and Health Services in Ezbet Allam – El Khosoos City – Qalyubeya Governorate

GIZ funded project comprises a number of inter-related and mutually supporting interventions that aim at improving living conditions of the urban poor residing in Ezbet Allam-El KKhoussous City, especially for youth and women. The action embodies interventions to improve solid waste management (SWM) service inside the target area by augmenting capacity of the service contractor with an additional equipment that will increase collection and disposal efficiency and frequency. In the same vein, the project proposes to increase involvement of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in environmental service delivery, a feature of good local governance. The project helps to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the SWM service inside and outside Ezbet Allam.   The project also carried out clean up and tree planting campaigns in the project area.  It also supported the establishment of a clinic in the area, and involved the civil society in the management of the clinic.

 

E-waste Entrepreneurs & Recyclers trained on Environmental Registry Content by SRI

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On 20th August 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) management unit based at CEDARE and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) organized a training workshop on Environmental Registry. Participants, who are beneficiaries of SRI Accelerator Programme for existing enterprises and beneficiaries of SRI Entrepreneurship Support and Incubation Programme: E-Khorda, acquired technical and operational competence to obtain environmental registry in the one-day training. 

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