The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status.This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible For the Environment (CAMRE) , in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).
CEDARE participates, as an observer organization, in the 8th Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention in Astana, Kazakhstan during the period of 10-12 October, 2018. The 1992 Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes is administered by a Secretariat at United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The Convention is now open for accession by Non-European countries. As of October 2018, 41 European countries and the European Union are parties to the Convention. Chad also became party to the Convention in May of 2018, and Senegal will become party to Convention in November of 2018.
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.
Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE was invited by the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) for Expressions of Interest for nominations of candidature for the inaugural Expert Group of the Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF). And he have been selected for the Expert Group.
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.
Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE and Officer in Charge, Technical Secretariat, North – African Ministers Council on Water (N-AMCOW) has participated in the AMCOW's Pan-African M&E Data Validation Workshop that was held during the 21st to 23rd May 2018 at the Park Inn Hotel by Radisson Kigali, Rwanda. The event was organized by African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW), in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the host, Ministry of Environment,