CEDARE’s Sustainable Growth Programme (SGP) addresses new and emerging concepts related to environment and development for human well-being, with a focus on issues related to Sustainable Consumption and Production, Green Economy, and Green ICT. The Programme collaborates on global, regional and national efforts, addressing: poverty alleviation, health, waste reduction (e-waste), green jobs, green ICT, pollution reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, sustainable consumption and production, and energy security.Together with its wide partner base from the international, regional and national community, the SGP implements projects, conducts research and studies, and provides training and knowledge dissemination.
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…
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…
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.
Through CEDARE’s latest collaboration with Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Egypt, and the Egyptian ministry of environment, this report discusses how Egypt is in a better position now ‘than ever’, to move from planning to action regarding clean-air measures.
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.
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.