The Inception workshop was conducted in Minya on 16th April 2018, and it was attended by 62 participants (12 Female – 50 Male) including Eng. Abdul Aati Siddiq the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Samy Zaki Shenouda the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Irrigation, Eng. Hisham Moawad from the Minya Governorate, DR. Hussain Rafaat from EU-JRDP, and Dr. Amr Abdel Majeed from CEDARE.
The project initiated its awareness activities which spread knowledge among the communities in Fayoum and Minya. Fayoum villages are as follows: Qalamshah, Manshah Ramzy, and Abu Dafia, and in Minya villages: Abu Qarqas al-Balad, Bani Muhammad Sharawi and Al-Hawasliya. The awareness campaign educates the residents about the adverse effects caused by solid and agricultural waste on the environment and health.
The EU Joint Rural Development Programme and the Italian Development cooperation, funded project, “Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for e Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh”, which aims to increase sustainability and marketing opportunities of agricultural products in Matrouh by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on Geographic Indication (GI) and improve livelihood of the rural communities. The project responds to 2 of the main thematic priorities that guide CEDARE’s development plan. Firstly, environment and development for human well-being and secondly, utilizing environmental resources as a catalyst for socio-economic development.
The overall objective of the SISAW (2018) project is to enhance Fayoum and Minya rural population wellbeing achieving sustainable territorial resources governance and socio-economic development through innovative participatory solid waste management SWM process. This will be accomplished through enhancing rural public and multi-actors contribution to sustainable waste management implementing an appropriate governance scheme based on learning for all pathway.
Also, through contributing to rural Fayoum and Menya livelihoods improvement through Income Generating Activities and entrepreneurship promotion based on innovative WM processes relying on improved infrastructure.
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.
Economic Valuation of Ecosystems – During the period 24-26 March 2015, and in collaboration with IUCN-ROWA and EEAA, the Environmental Governance Programme of CEDARE organized at its premises a capacity building programme on Environmental Economics and Valuation of Ecosystems for the staff of the Ministry of Environment. The capacity development program includes cost effectiveness, economic valuation techniques, valuation tools, indicators, and using valuation of ecosystems to influence policy making. Also case studies are used for elaboration.