On October 1st, 2018, the SwitchMed Synergy Workshop was held in Cairo for “Green Entrepreneurs, Environmental Grassroots Initiatives and NGOs advancing towards Social Eco-Innovation in Egypt”. It aimed to validate the white paper developed by UNCPRAC, CEDARE and EEAA through stakeholder interviews through panel discussions with experts and a synergy workshop as a final round of stakeholders consultations. Read more…
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.
On Tuesday 26 of June 2018, SRI Egypt Steering Committee met for the fifth and last time at Cairo Marriott Hotel, and was chaired by Eng. Khaled El Attar, MCIT Deputy Minister & Head of the Steering Committee.
Whilst the international community is celebrating World Environment Day, Egypt has it done its own way blended with Ramadan flavor on 5th of June at the InterContinental CityStars Hotel, Cairo. A grand event was organized by the Ministry of Environment in partnership with CEDARE, UN Environment, & SwitchMed Programme funded by the EU. The United Nations theme of the year “Beating Plastic Pollution” was quite significant at the national level as the date was significant well as. This date marks the birth of a one-year old initiative: the “National Initiative for Reducing Plastic Bags Consumption” which was officially launched by the Minister of Environment on this very day in 2017.
Again, H. E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, gets in person together with Egyptian consumers of plastic bags. This took place in a fresh and lively morning through his visit to Maadi Club on Friday 4th of May, 2018, after he had visited 4 hypermarket chains 5 months earlier. In the context of the National Initiative of Reducing Plastic Bags’ Consumption, Dr. Fahmy, CEDARE, and the ministry’s top management and executives visited Maadi Club accompanied by a large number of media representatives.
In December 2017, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) signed an agreement with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) to support capacity building in the Arab Region in the field of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) throughout 2018. The current activity aims to support Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) in 6 cities leading to subsequent action plan development. The supported cities are 3 in Tunisia (Bousalem, Kasserine and Gabes) and 3 in Mauritania (Tevragh Zeina, Kaedi, Rosso). The purpose is to identify and understand current and future risks / stress / shocks and exposure threats to both human and physical assets, and to deliver capacity building in the process. The activity is implemented through the UNDP offices in Mauritania and in Tunisia and in coordination with the DRR focal points.