Environment and Development for Human Well-Being


The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established in1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status.This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible  For the Environment (CAMRE) , in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and  Social Development (AFESD).

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…

CEDARE Launches its Africa Sustainability Programme

CEDARE-Africa Sustainability Programme (ASP) aims to help Africa achieve sustainable development and protect its natural resources by bridging the gap between science and policy. It works with various African governments and institutions from different sectors to collect, organize, and share data, information, and knowledge on sustainable development using databases and online platforms. CEDARE-Africa Sustainability Programme (ASP) works at regional, national, and sub-national levels in Africa.

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.