Yearly Archives: 2019

CEDARE hosted the advisory committee meeting of the “Healthy Ecosystem for Rangeland Development (HERD)” project

On 16th December 2019, CEDARE hosted the advisory committee meeting of the “Healthy Ecosystem for Rangeland Development (HERD)” project, which is implemented in Egypt and Jordan, by IUCN, CEDARE and DRC and funded by GEF.

H.E Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, CEDARE’s Executive Director in her opening speech emphasized the importance of the project for improving the living conditions of the local community and the contribution of the project to the SDGs. Read more…

Second National Steering Committee Meeting, ReWater Egypt, CEDARE, Cairo, December 18, 2019

Egypt’s 2nd National Steering Committee (NSC) meeting was held in Cairo’s Center for Environment and Development for The Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) which brought members together to share achievements, challenges, and guide future strategies on the 18th of December, 2019.

At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Khaled AbuZeid CEDARE’s regional water resources director inaugurated the meeting by welcoming the National Steering Committee members. The head of IWMI MENA’s office in Cairo Dr. Amgad ElMahdi the International Water Management Institute’s (IWMI) head of MENA region also welcomed the members and thanked them for attending the meeting and for their contribution to the project.

Dr. Gihan Bayoumi the regional ReWater MENA project manager from IWMI, presented a brief introduction on the project including the project outputs and expected outcomes.

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Rural Resilience and Economic Empowerment

CEDARE’s Environmental Governance Programme, managed by Dr. Amr AbdelMeguid, is improving rural resilience and promoting economic empowerment through the “Sustainable Investment in Solid and Agricultural Wastes” project in Fayoum and Minya.  The project is funded by the EU-JRDP and the Italian Cooperation. It creates income generating activities and startups for rural women and men to improve their livelihoods.  The startups created are 30 startups for recycling of solid wastes, and are equally divided between males and females

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The Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality – Vision 2050

CEDARE participated in the Global Trade Matters Dialogue on Climate Neutrality Meeting that was held on November 25th, 2019 at the Cairo Marriott Hotel.

Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director, Sustainable Growth Division – CEDARE, presented a speech during the International Cooperation Towards Climate Neutrality Session. The main focus of the speech was about the importance of changing the consumption patterns to be catalyst for sustainable products availability by the private sector.

Converting Solid Waste to Renewable Energy

CEDARE Signed an agreement with Green Royal Gas Company and B16 Urban Energy, a Norwegian Company for the implementation of a “Gasification Unit” in Fayoum. This is implemented within the “Sustainable Investment in Solid and Agricultural Wastes” project, which is implemented by CEDARE Environmental Governance Programme and funded by the EU- Joint Rural Development Program and the Italian Cooperation.

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