Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for Sustainable Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh

The EU Joint Rural Development Programme and the Italian Development cooperation, funded project, “Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for e Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh”, which aims to increase sustainability and marketing opportunities of        agricultural products in Matrouh by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on Geographic Indication (GI) and improve livelihood of the rural communities. The project responds to 2 of the main thematic priorities that guide CEDARE’s development plan. Firstly, environment and development for human well-being and secondly, utilizing environmental resources as a catalyst for socio-economic development.

 

Sustainable Investments in Solid and Agricultural Waste in Fayoum and Minya (SISAW)

  The overall objective of the SISAW (2018) project is to enhance Fayoum and Minya rural   population wellbeing achieving sustainable territorial resources governance and socio-    economic development through innovative participatory solid waste management SWM process. This will be accomplished through enhancing rural public and multi-actors contribution to sustainable waste management implementing an appropriate governance scheme based on learning for all pathway.

Also, through contributing to rural Fayoum and Menya livelihoods improvement through Income Generating Activities and entrepreneurship promotion based on innovative WM processes relying on improved infrastructure.

 

Improved Solid Waste Management and Health Services in Ezbet Allam – El Khosoos City – Qalyubeya Governorate

GIZ funded project comprises a number of inter-related and mutually supporting interventions that aim at improving living conditions of the urban poor residing in Ezbet Allam-El KKhoussous City, especially for youth and women. The action embodies interventions to improve solid waste management (SWM) service inside the target area by augmenting capacity of the service contractor with an additional equipment that will increase collection and disposal efficiency and frequency. In the same vein, the project proposes to increase involvement of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in environmental service delivery, a feature of good local governance. The project helps to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the SWM service inside and outside Ezbet Allam.   The project also carried out clean up and tree planting campaigns in the project area.  It also supported the establishment of a clinic in the area, and involved the civil society in the management of the clinic.

 

Economic Valuation of Ecosystems

Valuation of Ecosystems picEconomic Valuation of Ecosystems – During the period 24-26 March 2015, and in collaboration with IUCN-ROWA and EEAA, the Environmental Governance Programme of CEDARE organized at its premises a capacity building programme on Environmental Economics and Valuation of Ecosystems for the staff of the Ministry of Environment.  The capacity development program includes cost effectiveness, economic valuation techniques, valuation tools, indicators, and using valuation of ecosystems to influence policy making.  Also case studies are used for elaboration. 

High Level Expert Group Meeting on Climate Change Resilience Capacity Development

Expert Group Meeting OpeningA high level expert Group Meeting was organized by the Environmental Governance programme  to bring together a high level of regional experts from different agencies and backgrounds  that are involved in Water, Agriculture, biodiversity, and Climate Change sectors in order to jointly develop a Capacity Building Program on “Resilience to Climate Change”.  The Expert Group Meeting was supported by the GIZ.

Though SEARCH toolkit is the baseline of the meeting, the experts experience, contribution and knowledge sharing is the asset to meet the objective.

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“Social Ecological and Agricultural Resilience in the face of Climate Change” National Policy workshop

Event_2_National Policy WorkshopSEARCH project has held its National Policy workshop at Fairmont Nile City Hotel, Cairo on June 27, 2013.   The main objective of the workshop was to gather concerned policy makers and high level representatives from different parties, such as Governmental Ministries, Research centers, universities, civil society organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  Specifically, the following organizations and institutions have participated in the workshop activities:

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Water and Nature Conservation Knowledge sharing in MENA region

Event_1_Water and Nature Forum photoCEDARE represented by Dr. Amr AbdelMeguid, Environmental Governance Programme Manager, in collaboration with RKNOW partners held a regional workshop on Water and Nature Conservation Knowledge Sharing in the Arab Region in Sharm El Sheikh on 12-14 May 2015. H.E. Dr. Hossam Moghazy, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation of Egypt, inaugurated the workshop emphasizing the importance of knowledge sharing between Arab countries to build on experiences and lessons learned. Dr. Moghazy also highlighted the Ministry’s activities in the fields of water governance, water technologies, and use of renewable energy in groundwater pumping for water and energy conservation. 

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