CEDARE, MOE & MedWaves launch Egypt’s National Initiative for Sustainable Entrepreneurs

CEDARE in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and MedWaves (the UNEP/MAP Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production) held the launching event of the National Initiative for Sustainable Entrepreneurs (NISE) on 11 October 2022 in Cairo, in presence of Ms. Sylvie Fontain, representative of the Delegation of the European Union to Egypt, Mr. Giorgio Mosangini, representing MedWaves, Dr. Heba Sharawy, representing the Ministry of Environment and Dr. Hossam Allam, representing CEDARE. Read more…

1st Round of the Green Business Model Training Module commences under NISE

On October 9th, 2022, the first day of the training program on Green Business Model Training Module took place. The module consists of 5 sessions and is based on the methodology developed by MedWaves to guide green entrepreneurs through their entrepreneurial journey, from defining the idea itself up to the commercialization of products and services, whether green projects addressing environmental aspects at large, or blue projects related to fisheries, maritime, cleaning up the Nile and the like. Read more…

SwitchMed Down the Nile Project’s ToTs and opening of the call for applications for green entrepreneurs

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…

Call for applications for the selection and training of eco-entrepreneurs in Egypt

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…

SwitchMed Down the Nile Project to support Sustainable Economy and Green and Blue Entrepreneurship kicks-off

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.

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SwitchMed Synergy Workshop in Cairo: Egyptian change-makers and supporters gather to participate in policy development, 1st Oct 2018

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…