The EU Joint Rural Development Programme and the Italian Development cooperation, funded project, “Good Agricultural Practices on Geographic Indication for e Production and Increased Marketing Competence to Enhance Rural Livelihood in Matrouh”, which aims to increase sustainability and marketing opportunities of agricultural products in Matrouh by adopting Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) on Geographic Indication (GI) and improve livelihood of the rural communities. The project responds to 2 of the main thematic priorities that guide CEDARE’s development plan. Firstly, environment and development for human well-being and secondly, utilizing environmental resources as a catalyst for socio-economic development.
The overall objective of the SISAW (2018) project is to enhance Fayoum and Minya rural population wellbeing achieving sustainable territorial resources governance and socio-economic development through innovative participatory solid waste management SWM process. This will be accomplished through enhancing rural public and multi-actors contribution to sustainable waste management implementing an appropriate governance scheme based on learning for all pathway.
Also, through contributing to rural Fayoum and Menya livelihoods improvement through Income Generating Activities and entrepreneurship promotion based on innovative WM processes relying on improved infrastructure.
Within the framework of the Regional Initiative for the Assessment of Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources and Socio-Economic Vulnerability in the Arab Region (RICCAR), the eleven RICCAR implementing partner organizations have organized the ‘High Level Conference on Climate Change Assessment and Adaptation in the Arab Region’ from 26 to 28 September 2017 at the Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace Hotel in Beirut, Lebanon.
Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE has participated in the event which was also served as the closing meeting of the Adaptation to Climate Change in Water Sector in the MENA Region (ACCWaM) project.
Mrs. Nermin Riad, Senior Water Resources Programme Assistant, CEDARE has participated in Project Conference that was organized in the framework of the project “A blue economy for a healthy Mediterranean – Measuring, Monitoring and Promoting an environmentally sustainable economy in the Mediterranean region” founded by the Foundation MAVA, Plan Bleu, PAP/RAC and SCP/RAC organised jointly a conference that was held in Marseille, France, on 30 & 31 May 2017.
The Global Water Partnership (GWP) is a global action network open to all organizations involved in water resources management. It provides knowledge and builds capacity to improve water management at all levels by deploying 20 years of knowledge and experience in applying the cross-sectional integrated water resources management approach to sustainable development. Dr. Khaled Abu Zeid has been attending their annual Partnership council meeting for over 2 years now and has been updated on the 21st of December 2016 on the GWP Agenda for Change, the GWP-Med institutional and governance issues, the GWP-Med audited budget 2015 and the GWP-Med Work Programme 2017-2019.
The workshop discussed the current situation and events the WEF nexus in the Arab region and evolved around setting preliminary visions and suggestions to include the WEF nexus project in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the regional, sub-regional and national levels.
The simplified peer review mechanism (SIMPEER) of national strategy for sustainable Development meeting was attended by Dr. Khaled AbuZeid.