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).

Policy Measures to Address Single-Use Plastic Bags in Egypt: Sharing key study outcomes

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.

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Second NLA Wastewater Reuse Dialogue and Validation of the “Egypt Wastewater & Reuse Baseline Report” Workshop via Video Conference, May 27, 2020

The ReWater MENA project aims at the reuse of water in a safe manner by developing a shared strategy for water reuse in Egypt until 2030.  This project which is funded by SIDA and led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), is implemented by the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), and other national stakeholders in Egypt. Read more…

Sustainable Recycling Industries Project Phase II launch

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.

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Steering Committee of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Project holds the Sixth Meeting

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.

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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…