3rd National Steering Committee Meeting, March 11th, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (Virtual Cairo Local Meeting)

The ReWater MENA Egypt project is developing the “National 2030 Water Reuse Targets and Strategy” which aims for “More and Safer Water Reuse”.  The project is supported by SIDA and lead by IWMI and implemented by CEDARE and key governmental and professional stakeholders.

The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) organized the 3rd National Steering Committee Meeting for the ReWater Egypt project, using the Video Conference technology, to discuss the progress made in ” Egypt 2030 Water Reuse Targets” and to discuss the preparation for the 4th National Learning Alliance Dialogue on the “Validation of the Egypt 2030 Water Reuse Targets”. Read more…

CEDARE’s 2020 Policy support and training for Sustainable Cities and future plans for air pollution control

As 2020 came to a close, CEDARE in collaboration with FES Egypt celebrated its publication “Mainstreaming Electric Mobility in Egypt: Seeing the bigger picture of sustainable cities“. The training programs revolving around this policy document came at a very relevant time during the COVID-19 pandemic, when one of the major challenges in preventive measures is the provision of transportation alternatives, and remembering that electric mobility is only “a” solution and not “the” solution. Among the key highlights were the reminders that fuel-quality in Egypt is a fundamental prerequisite to cleaner air and parallel planning for walkability and cycling friendliness are essential to the bigger picture of a sustainable city. An introduction to the concepts of Micromobility has also been addressed with reflections on the necessary regulations that must be developed in the coming years.

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Training of trainers on sustainable mobility and Low Emission Zones (LEZs)

 

On October and November 2020, CEDARE brought together a group of ten) to individuals whose work involves activism, advocacy or education around sustainable mobility for a TOT facilitated by Dr. Ahmed El-Dorghamy. The training of trainers was designed to provide a contextualized education on sustainable urban mobility and Low Emission Zones (LEZs). The module covered different types of low emission mobility modes including non-motorized mobility (walking and cycling), electric mobility and public transportation.

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Consultation Workshop on “Egypt Joint Wastewater & Water Reuse Strategy 2030”, for the ReWater Project – National Learning Alliance Group to Discuss the Proposed Local and National Targets of Egypt’s Wastewater Reuse Strategy 2030, October, 14th 2020

The ReWater MENA project aims to reuse water safely by developing Joint National Water Reuse Strategy 2030. The project, funded by SIDA, led by the International Institute for Water Management (IWMI), is being implemented by the Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in collaboration with the International Center for Agricultural Research in dry areas (ICARDA) and other national stakeholders in Egypt.

The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in cooperation with Lisode using the video conference technology have organized the 3rd NLA workshop to discuss the local, national and proposed targets for the Joint National Water Reuse Strategy 2030 on October, 14th 2020, prepared by CEDARE under the ReWater project in Egypt, that is funded by the Swedish Agency for International Development (SIDA), and under the leadership of the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and other partners in this field.

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61st Annual Congress of Egyptian Society for Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis (ESCT): CEDARE Presents study updates that promise mitigation of respiratory diseases in Egypt through its refineries upgrades and fuel quality roadmap

On October 21st, 2020, the Sustainable Growth Program (SGP) of CEDARE, represented by Dr. Ahmed El-Dorghamy, presented results of the refineries upgrades study for air quality improvement, delivered to the audience of the Egyptian Society for Chest Diseases and Tuberculosis (ESCT) in their 61st annual congress. It was chaired by Prof. Dr. Awawd Tag El-Din, President of Congress and Society, and of Pulmonology in Ain Shams University, and attended by a host of Egypt’s leading pulmonologists exchanging experience to advance efforts in improving public health.

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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…