Environment and Development for Human Well-Being

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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).

Under the auspices of CEDARE’s Executive Director H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, Dr. Amr Abdel-Meguid, Environmental Governance Programme Director

Under the auspices of CEDARE’s Executive Director H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, Dr. Amr Abdel-Meguid, Environmental Governance Programme Director, signed an agreement with EPSCO Company for Petroleum services, for co-funding the “Sustainable Investment in Solid and Agriculture Wastes” (SISAW) project, which is funded by the EU-JRDP and the Italian cooperation.

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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