Author Archives: Lamia Nabil

CEDARE & FES resume the policy dialogue on “Financing Energy Transition”

In continuation of the high-level policy dialogues co-organized by the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Egypt Office, and in the framework of their extensive cooperation in the sustainable energy portfolio, a dialogue session on “Financing Energy Transition” was held in Cairo on 12 November 2023. Read more…

WMRA & CEDARE co-organize the Consultation Session on Financial Mechanism to incentify SUPB alternatives

On September 27th, 2023, the Waste Management Regulatory Authority (WMRA)-Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) held the Consultation Session on Financial Mechanisms to Reduce the Consumption of Single-Use Plastic Bags (SUPB) in Egypt at InterContinental CityStars Hotel, Cairo, in the framework of SwitchMed II Project (Policy Component).

CEDARE Showcases SRI Impact on Egypt at the WRF’23

On 5 September 2023, and as part of the WRF’23 in Geneva, Ms. Ghada Moghny, Senior Programme Coordinator at CEDARE delivered a presentation on the “Sustainable Recycling Industries Impact on Egypt”, as part of the scientific session titled “E-waste frameworks, business models and management”. Ms. Moghny overviewed the Egyptian e-waste management scene and the dramatic positive changes rapidly taking place day after day. Read more…

UNEP, UNHABITAT & CEDARE release 3 publications on Egypt’s Fuel Efficiency & Economy and Sustainable Urban Mobility

Although the transport sector is one of the main drivers of social and economic development, it is yet a massive energy consumer and source of emission that needs careful investigation. As one of its mandates is to promote sustainable transportation through technical assistance and research, policy advice, capacity building, and awareness-raising together with its national and international partners, CEDARE partnered with UNEP and UNHABITAT to conduct three publications to add to its vast production of thorough studies on Cleaner Fuels and Vehicles and sustainable transportation at large for Egypt as well as for the MENA region. Read more…

148 Egyptian Green & Blue Entrepreneurs taking the extra mile inspired by SwitchMed’s “GMB Training Programme”

Within the framework of “Egypt’s SwitchMed Down the Nile Project to support Sustainable Economy and Green and Blue Entrepreneurship”, 8 training workshops on SwitchMed’s Green Business Model were conducted throughout the past eight months. Each workshop included 5 sessions over a period of 4 to 6 weeks, during which entrepreneurs developed their green business models. Read more…

Adopting the Swiss model: CEDARE conducts TOT on E-waste Recycling Conformity Assessment under SRI

The Sustainable Recycling Industries – SRI Project in Egypt – has organized a 7-days TOT on E-waste Recycling Conformity Assessment in Cairo in June 2023. The training was delivered by experts from DSS and EMPA in Switzerland in collaboration with the SRI Egypt team and aimed at building the capacities of 20 calibers qualifying them to audit Egyptian e-waste recyclers.

“Bus Systems & Energy Transition: Socially Responsible Shifts Towards Cleaner Buses in Egypt” Roundtable

On December 8th, 2022, the UN-HABITAT Egypt Country Office hosted and co-organized in cooperation with CEDARE & FES Egypt Office a roundtable workshop titled “Bus Systems & Energy Transition: Socially Responsible Shifts Towards Cleaner Buses in Egypt”. The meeting brought together experts and key players in the public transport industry, specifically Bus Systems, for the aim of discussing Egypt’s aligning plans with the global commitments announced at the COP27 as well as the post COP updates and recommendations and how to translate them into actions in 2023. Participants included experts and executives from the Ministry of Transport, public authorities, private sector representing bus manufacturers, service providers, local operators, battery chargers’ manufacturers/assemblers, and consultants.