SRI Egypt starts 2017 Activities by bringing together the Project’s Advisory Board

As one of the key deliverables, the SRI Project advisory board has been recently 1st Advisory Board Meetingestablished and the first meeting was held on January 11th, 2017 at the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT). The structure of the board incorporates CEDARE, Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre (ENCPC), Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality, Information Technology Institute (ITI), MCIT, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Social Fund for Development (SFD), Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) & UNDP GEF.

The SRI Programme in Egypt, its overall implementation plan, and status quo were introduced to the attendees by the SRI Project Management Unit at CEDARE in order to acquaint them with the objectives, components, activities, and expected outputs of the project. CEDARE highlighted the aim beyond forming the Advisory Board and what is expected to be achieved, specifically the action plan throughout the next three months. Simultaneously, consultants were present to update the board on the progress of the main deliverables and assessment reports; namely “Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR)”, “Incubator Hubs and Entrepreneur’s Incubation” as well as “Mapping of E-waste and Business Opportunities for Recyclers”.

Upon their first meeting, all board members showed willingness to cooperate in different domains in light of each organization’s scope of work. Meanwhile, discussions on how to practically best achieve the objectives of SRI and how to optimize the support provided to existing and potential entrepreneurs took place. CEDARE will ideally liaise to combine and harmonize all efforts exerted in that respect.

As one of the key deliverables, the SRI Project advisory board has been recently established and the first meeting was held on January 11th, 2017 at the Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT). The structure of the board incorporates CEDARE, Egypt National Cleaner Production Centre (ENCPC), Egyptian Organization for Standards & Quality, Information Technology Institute (ITI), MCIT, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Industry, National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA), Social Fund for Development (SFD), Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (TIEC) & UNDP GEF.

The SRI Programme in Egypt, its overall implementation plan, and status quo were introduced to the attendees by the SRI Project Management Unit at CEDARE in order to acquaint them with the objectives, components, activities, and expected outputs of the project. CEDARE highlighted the aim beyond forming the Advisory Board and what is expected to be achieved, specifically the action plan throughout the next three months. Simultaneously, consultants were present to update the board on the progress of the main deliverables and assessment reports; namely “Extended Producers’ Responsibility (EPR)”, “Incubator Hubs and Entrepreneur’s Incubation” as well as “Mapping of E-waste and Business Opportunities for Recyclers”.

Upon their first meeting, all board members showed willingness to cooperate in different domains in light of each organization’s scope of work. Meanwhile, discussions on how to practically best achieve the objectives of SRI and how to optimize the support provided to existing and potential entrepreneurs took place. CEDARE will ideally liaise to combine and harmonize all efforts exerted in that respect.