Minister of Environment propagates Another Alternative for Single-Use Plastic Bags  

Again, H. E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, gets in person together with Egyptian consumers of plastic bags. This took place in a fresh and lively morning through his visit to Maadi Club on Friday 4th of May, 2018, after he had visited 4 hypermarket chains 5 months earlier. In the context of the National Initiative of Reducing Plastic Bags’ Consumption, Dr. Fahmy, CEDARE, and the ministry’s top management and executives visited Maadi Club accompanied by a large number of media representatives.

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The Third Arab Water Conference, 29 April-3 May 2018, Kuwait

Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE has participated in the Third Arab Water Conference. and he presented a presentation on "Water – Energy – Food Security Nexus in the Arab region" that was during the 10th session of the Arab Ministerial Water Council and the 17th Meeting for the Advisory Board of Scientific Technical Committee was held during the period from 29 April to 3 May 2018 in Kuwait

Start of the operational activities of the project in Fayoum and Minya with the participants of the stakeholders from Fayoum, Minya and the EU-JRDP

The Inception workshop was conducted in Minya on 16th April 2018, and it was attended by 62 participants (12 Female – 50 Male) including Eng. Abdul Aati Siddiq the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Samy Zaki Shenouda the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Irrigation, Eng. Hisham Moawad from the Minya Governorate, DR. Hussain Rafaat from EU-JRDP, and  Dr. Amr Abdel Majeed from CEDARE.

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BioVision Alexandria 2018 “New Life Sciences: Towards SDGs” 20-22 April 2018




Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Water Expert and Senior Regional Water Resources Programme Manager, CEDARE has participated in the event of the BioVision Alexandria (BVA) Organizing Committee regarding their ninth biennial conference BVA 2018. The BVA 2018 Conference took place at the Library of Alexandria (Bibliotheca Alexandrina), Egypt, from 20 to 22 April 2018.

Dr. AbuZeid presented a presentation on "Water Prospects in the 21st Century Arab Region Perspectives on the Water SDG 6"

The theme of BVA 2018 is “New Life Sciences: Towards SDGs”. The conference highlighted the important role science plays with regard to achieving SDGs. More insights on the science-based-decisions-making was introduced, and how this affects the developing world. Furthermore, within the framework of BVA 2018, the first conference was launched on “Robotics and Bio-robotics in Life Sciences” in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

SRI Egypt completes A Study Tour to Switzerland and Belgium

The Swiss Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Programme has just concluded a 4-day Study Tour for its Egyptian partners and beneficiaries on E-waste and Recycling which took place from 15 to 20 April 2018. The study tour aimed at addressing the questions and concerns among the stakeholders of the present system (Ministries and recycling companies) and providing additional experience for a successful continuation of the efforts of the SRI project Management team and stakeholders.

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CEDARE Supports Mauritania in Disaster Risk Reduction: Capacity building in risk evaluation

Throughout 3rd-4th of April, 2018, CEDARE successfully delivered a workshop for Quick Risk Estimation (QRE) in cities of Mauritania in support of national capacity building in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). The workshop was delivered in cooperation with UNISDR, UNDP office in Mauritania, UNDP office of Tunisia, and the DRR focal point in the Ministry of Environment in Mauritania. A consultation session at the Ministry of Interior was also conducted on the 5th of April to assist in planning next activities.

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The 8th World Water Forum, organizing climate change & water session and speaking at WEF Nexus and IUWM, Brasilia, 20 March 2018

In the session organized on "Ecosystems, Wetlands and Sustainable Development in the Arab Region" on March 22nd, 2018 at the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, CEDARE, joined speakers from Egypt, Iraq, the League of Arab States, RAED, and the Arab Water Council in sharing their experience and views on the topic. CEDARE Water Resources Director, Khaled AbuZeid, indicated that Wetlands and Ecosystems are gaining attention through the RAMSAR Convention, the Nature-Based Solutions 2018 World Water Development Report, indicators in the Arab State of the Water Report by CEDARE and AWC, SDG 15 and SDG 6.6 which has a 2020 Target which is earlier than other SDGs that have targets in 2030.

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