SEARCH 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:
CEDARE 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.
CEDARE represented by the Environmental Governance Programme co-organized with ISESCO, IUCN, the National Research Center of Egypt, and COMSATS an International Conference on “Agriculture, Food Security and Bio-technology” on 8-9 June 2015, in Cairo. In the opening ceremony, Dr. Amr AbdelMeguid said that fresh water is continuously threatened by external factors that affect its sustainability. Available water is decreasing as a result of its pollution due to urbanization, industrialization, and other factors in addition to Climate Change. the consequences of water scarcity and pollution are very acute and that the first sector to suffer will be the agriculture sector.