In conclusion of its recent study, on July 5, 2020, the Sustainable Growth Program (SGP) of CEDARE in cooperation with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and in coordination with the Ministry of Environment and Ministry of Industry of Egypt held a webinar on measures to address single-use plastic bags in Egypt. It was held with the presence of H.E. Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt, H.E. Noke Masaki Ambassador of Japan in Egypt, and Mr. IWASAKI Akihiro, Senior Representative of JICA Egypt Office, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), among other esteemed representatives of key stakeholders and experts including the Plastic Technology Center and the Hurghada Environmental Protection Agency (HEPCA) among others. Key outcomes included the emphasis on the need to develop a legal framework to enable the transition towards such circular economy transitions and to enable and incentivize innovation and development of green businesses, as well as nudging the necessary behavior change among consumers.
On the 10th of March 2020 in Cairo – Egypt and at the premises of the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT), Switzerland and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology announced in a press conference their agreement on the extension of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project in Egypt, originally launched in 2016 and completed in 2018, through an additional grant contribution of 1.2 million CHF for the period 2020-2023.
Under the framework of SRI project, the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT) in coordination with the Centre of Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE convened the overall sixth steering committee meeting overall and the first in the second phase of the project. The meeting was scheduled on February 24th and was held at the MCIT premises.
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.
CEDARE participated in the World Entrepreneurs Investment Form (WEIF), that was held during the period 11-13 November 2019 in Manama – Bahrain. The main theme of the forum was “Achieving the SDGs through Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Investing in the 4th Industrial Revolution in a Digital Economy”.
Dr. Hossam Allam, Regional Director, Sustainable Growth Division – CEDARE, presented a speech focusing on the importance of adopting wise consumption lifestyle and recycling all our waste to be a secondary resources.
The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) has signed an MOU with The Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) to enhance and formalize cooperation and collaboration between the two parties.
The Agreement was signed by H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, Executive Director of CEDARE and H.E. Dr. Bandar Hajjar, Chairman of the IsDB Group, on November 21, 2019 at CEDARE premises.
Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with UN Environment, LAS and UN ESCWA, co-organized the 6th Arab Roundtable on Sustainable consumption and Production. The meeting was held on October 9-10, 2019 at Dusit Thani Lake View – Lake House the Club.