Environment and Development for Human Well-Being


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 tributes Egypt’s efforts in producing Green Hydrogen as the Future of Sustainable Energy

As part of the “Environment and Development Forum (EDF 2022), CEDARE held the technical session on “Green Hydrogen as the Future of Sustainable Energy” on 13 September 2022 at the Intercontinental City Starts Hotel. While countries keep searching for sustainable and clean sources of energy, green hydrogen comes on top of the list of projected solutions, specially for countries having renewable source of electricity as Egypt. The session shed light on Egypt’s opportunities and challenges for producing, transferring, and using green Hydrogen as one of the most important clean and sustainable sources of energy, it had serious talks revealing Egypt’s competence and high potential to be the main hub of green hydrogen for neighboring countries and Europe. It also emphasized the Egyptian government’s action plan which was reflected in serious efforts and agreements with key international players, and in amending Egypt’s Energy Strategy 2035 with the aim of green hydrogen inclusion. This comes in alignment with the international mandates of securing green, efficient and sustainable energy transition in the very near future. Read more…

Egypt’s Sustainable Cities as National Parallels aligning to Global Action to Climate Change

On September 13th, 2022, the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES) Egypt Office organized a technical session on National Parallels: Egypt’s Sustainable Cities Global Ambitions and Aligning Local Action as part of the Environment and Development Forum (EDF2022) held in CityStars InterContinental Hotel in Cairo. Convened in collaboration with UN-HABITAT, the session discussed “national parallels” that localize climate action and policy development in Egypt and in its cities and explored opportunities for development as well as visions for the next decade.

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SwitchMed Down the Nile Project’s ToTs and opening of the call for applications for green entrepreneurs

The training of trainers sessions, led by MedWaves, the UNEP/MAP Activity Centre for SCP experts in coordination with partner in Egypt CEDARE, was recently organized in Egypt. It focused on transferring the Green Business methodology (Green Business Model, Green Business Plan) and the various tools to support green entrepreneurs. Following these trainings, the call for applications for the Green Entrepreneurship program was launched and is currently open. Read more…

Call for applications for the selection and training of eco-entrepreneurs in Egypt

Within the framework of the project “SwitchMed”, implemented by the CEDARE – Center for Environment & Development for The Arab Region & Europe and MedWaves – The UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for SCP (former SCP/RAC) and financed by the European Union, the Catalan Waste Agency, and the Italian Government, MedWaves and CEDARE are launching a call for applications for the benefit of eco-entrepreneurs: people with ideas for economic projects with an ecological or social impact. This call for applications is open to individuals and groups residing in the following governorates: Alexandria, Cairo Giza, Minya, Fayoum. Read more…

SwitchMed Down the Nile Project to support Sustainable Economy and Green and Blue Entrepreneurship kicks-off

On 9 June, 2022 & in the framework of the “SwitchMed Down the Nile Project to support Sustainable Economy and Green and Blue Entrepreneurship in Egypt”, the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment (MOE) organized the first Consultation Session at the MOE premises in Cairo. The Project is part of SwitchMed and comes in-line with Egypt’s current substantial efforts in reinforcing medium, small, and micro enterprises.

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CEDARE and FES launch a series of workshops titled the “Advent of Micromobility”

“The Advent of Micromobility” is the core of the participatory training of trainers workshops launched by the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) / Egypt Office, on the 19th of September, 2021.

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Botswana State of The Environment Report Portal

CEDARE as UNEP’s collaborating Centre is assisting The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in extending support to the Government of Botswana in environmental institutional strengthening for national reporting. The overall objective is to develop an interactive web-based module for the State of Environment Report to enable easy access by decision makers and facilitate easy update for timely dissemination of information, including emerging issues. The portal will also support the preparation of a scenario chapter based on the narratives in the thematic chapters to inform policy outlook.