Egyptian Minister of Environment opens STE18: Cleaner Mobility and the advent of Electric Vehicles

Driven by a fast growing need for establishing an electric mobility system as an important developmental priority for Egypt, the second conference on Sustainable Transport in Egypt was held under the theme of Electric Mobility. STE2018 was co-organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and CEDARE on the 24th & 25th of October, 2018 in Cairo Marriott Hotel. Read more…

SwitchMed Synergy Workshop in Cairo: Egyptian change-makers and supporters gather to participate in policy development

On October 1st, 2018, the SwitchMed Synergy Workshop was held in Cairo for “Green Entrepreneurs, Environmental Grassroots Initiatives ‎and NGOs advancing towards Social Eco-Innovation in Egypt”. It aimed to validate the white paper developed by UNCPRAC, CEDARE and EEAA through stakeholder interviews through panel discussions with experts and a synergy workshop as a final round of stakeholders consultations. Read more…

Government Officials Trained on Sustainable Public Procurement Manual

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As the key output of the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) Project, the SPP Manual was launched by CEDARE & the Ministry of Environment, under the umbrella of UN Environment, on 25 September, 2017 through a training workshop for government officials. The training material, which is based on the manual, tackles all about sustainable and green procurement in light of Tenders and Auctions Law number 89 for year 1998 and its Executive Regulation.

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SRI & UNEP/GEF Projects Explore the Establishment of A National Take-Back System for Electrical and Electronic Equipment

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On September 19th, 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Industries (SRI) project, in collaboration with the UNDP/GEF Medical & Electronic Waste Project, organized a Consultation Session on Establishing National Take-Back system for Electrical and Electronic Equipment using Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) Financing Mechanism. 

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E-waste Entrepreneurs & Recyclers trained on Environmental Registry Content by SRI

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On 20th August 2017, the Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) management unit based at CEDARE and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) organized a training workshop on Environmental Registry. Participants, who are beneficiaries of SRI Accelerator Programme for existing enterprises and beneficiaries of SRI Entrepreneurship Support and Incubation Programme: E-Khorda, acquired technical and operational competence to obtain environmental registry in the one-day training. 

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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…