6th & 7th Consultation Sessions on: “How to publicize the national initiative for reducing plastic bags” with Media Experts & NGOs

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As the Demo Project-Reduction of Plastic Bags is concerned with behavioral change, awareness, and sustainable impact, the sixth and seventh consultation sessions targeted NGOs and media and public relations specialists respectively. It acted as an opinion poll on the role of mass media and civil society in raising the awareness on the National initiative of plastic bags reduction. “When, how long, where, and how to publicize the initiative” was the main topic of the two sessions held on July 31st, 2017. Read more…

Mass Consumers and Journalists consulted on Plastic Bags Reduction

In line with the community dialogue mandated by the SwitchMed Demo Project on the Reduction of Plastic Bags Consumption, CEDARE in partnership with the Ministry of Environment organized two consultation sessions on “Challenges of Shifting to Plastic Bags Alternatives”. The first targeted mass consumers of plastic bags and the second was intended for media agents; both were held in CityStars InterContinental Hotel, Cairo on 23 May, 2017. Read more…

Again.. SRI & GEF/UNDP facilitate the Second Technical Training on “E-Waste Recycling Technologies”

Throughout the period from 15 to 17 May, 2017, the second training workshop on “E-Waste Recycling Technologies” took place in Cairo. The training was mutually organized by the Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries project (SRI) and the GEF/UNDP Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project sharing the same objectives and visions, and was a continuation of the first training organized one month earlier.

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Plastic Bags Reduction Project starts A Community Dialogue with Producers

 

In the framework of the SwitchMed Demonstration Project on Plastic Bags Reduction, a series of 8 consultations with different stakeholders on “Challenges of Shifting to Plastic Bags Alternatives” started to take place throughout the coming few weeks. At this point of the Project, community dialogue is essential to formulate a realistic, precise, solid and sustainable strategy. It started by the Consultation with plastic bags producers on 4th of May, 2017, which was co-organized by CEDARE and the Ministry of Environment under the umbrella of the UN Environment. The session was attended by the Head of Plastics Chamber at the Federation of Egyptian Industry, Plastic Technology Center of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, GIZ, and the project team from the Ministry of Environment and CEDARE. Read more…

SRI & UNDP/GEF provide A Joint Training on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”

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The Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Project, implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of CommunicatiDSC_0644on & Information Technology (MCIT) & the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) collaborated with the UNDP/GEF Medical and Electronic Waste Management Project, implemented in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment in organizing the training workshop on “E-Waste Sustainable Management”. The training took place during the period from April 10-12, 2017 at the Semiramis Hotel, Cairo, Egypt.

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SwitchMed Training Workshop for “Grassroots Initiatives on Social Eco-Innovation” (11-14 March, 2017 @ SEKEM EcoVillage, Egypt)

As part of the EU-funded SwitchMed Civil Society Empowerment Programme, a free-of-charge four-day training workshop is co-IMG-20170311-WA0017organized by CEDARE in partnership with the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP/RAC) in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).

 

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STE2016 – Sustainable Transport in Egypt: Progress, Prospects and Partnerships,Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, Cairo

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On December 14th, 2016, diverse stakeholders in the fields of transportation, urban planning, environment, and intelligent transportation systems, all gathered for a dissemination event held by Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) to disseminate their projects in sustainable transportation. The results of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative study on fuel economy for light duty vehicles for Egypt was presented, along with an interactive discussion about the various policies suggested in Egypt and presented through a policy brief that was handed out to all participants.

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