Members of the Steering Committee of SRI hold their 1st Meeting in Cairo

On May 8th, 2016, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (MCIT) hosted the first meeting of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Steering Committee. Chaired by Eng. Khaled El Attar (MCIT), the committee comprised representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Trade & Industry, Ministry of Finance, Swiss Embassy, and the Project Management Unit at CEDARE.

This meeting aimed at introducing core stakeholders with SRI Project’s objectives, components, implementation plan and deliverables in addition to setting the level of involvement of each organization within the project as well as the roles and responsibilities assigned to each one, where synergy is fundamental.

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CEDARE and ISOCARP Cooperate for Sustainable Cities in the Arab and African Countries

isocarp-logoOn Thursday 4th February 2016, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by both parties.  H.E. Dr. Nadia Makram Ebeid, the Executive Director of CEDARE and H.E. Dr. Khaled El Adli, Vice President of ISOCARP.  This MOU is drawn to unite efforts to provide high quality capacity building activities and project implementations in the MENA and Africa regions.

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SGP Programme participation in the Arab Youth Forum (31 January – 2 February, 2016), Alexandria, Egypt

Unido_logo_unblueAs the concept of the “Green Growth & Job Creation in the Mena Region” is getting momentum day after day, it was the main theme of the latest Arab Youth Forum.The Forum was organized by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in partnership with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT)in cooperation with the League of Arab States and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.The international 3-day forum was held from January 31stto February 2nd, 2016 and it hosted high level governments’ officials, representatives and heads of international and leading technical and financial institutions, and of United Nations organizations, both at the national and regional levels as well as academic experts, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders.

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Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop, 18-19 Jan 2016


On the 18th and 19th of January the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in Cooperation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, SwitchMed Programme) and Dubai Sustainable Cities Center hosted the Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop in Cairo. The Sustainable Cities Regional Workshop comes in line with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities (GI-REC) launched in June 2012 at Rio+20.

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Validation Workshop for the National Action Plan for Sustainable Consumption and Production in Egypt, Switch-Med Project, December 15th 2015

2 x 150 roll up 1 Final version1On the 15th of December the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) in Cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted the participants from different Ministries & working groups, who actively and collectively developed the action plan as part of implementing Egypt’s Green Economy Strategy.

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CEDARE eAcademy Successfully conducts Two Online Technical Trainings for AREIN Focal Points

CEDARE eAcademy recently conducted an on-line training on “how to be an efficient user of the Arab Region Environmental Information Network. (AREIN) website". Capacity building of the AREIN Project focal points at concerned Arab countries was the main objective. The three-day technical trainings covered areas such as browsing, data entry, and edits or deletion of data.


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Four Working Group Meetings on Egypt’s Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) Action Plan

Agriculture working groupAs mandated by the EC-UNEP SWITCHMED Project, designing a national action plan for Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP) has been put into action. The EEAA and CEDARE held the first round of the working group meetings addressing the four main national strategic priority sectors: the solid waste working group meeting on May 31st, the energy working group meeting on June 21st, the water working group on June 24th, & the agriculture working group on July 5th, 2015 at the Environmental Cultural and Educational Center.


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