CEDARE, represented by Dr. Amr AbdelMeguid participated in the Jury of the ClimateLaunchpad competition


CEDARE, represented by Dr. Amr AbdelMeguid participated in the Jury of the ClimateLaunchpad competition for green startups, which was held on 26 September 2019 at the British Embassy in Cairo.
This Green Business Ideas competition is organized by Youthinkgreen and sponsored by the British Embassy and Inspire Egypt. Read more…

GI Matrouh project participated in the Agri Business Exhibition 23-25 February 2019

The GI Matrouh project participated in the “31st International Agricultural Exhibition for Africa and the Middle East (Agribusiness)”, held on 23 -25 February 2019.
Exhibition visitors counted up to 5000 visitors from around the world.

Improved Solid Waste Management and Health Services in Ezbet Allam – El Khosous City – Qalyubeya Governorate


The project, which is funded by the EU and GIZ Participatory Development Program, comprises a number of inter-related and mutually supporting interventions that aim at improving living conditions of the urban poor residing in Ezbet Allam-El Khoussous City in Egypt, especially for youth and women. The action embodies interventions to improve solid waste management (SWM) service by augmenting the capacity of local authorities with additional equipment that will increase collection and disposal efficiency and frequency. In the same vein, the project supported the increase involvement of the civil society organizations (CSOs) in environmental service delivery, a feature of good local governance. The project helped to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of the SWM service inside and outside the target area. The project also carried out clean up and tree planting campaigns in the project area. It supported the establishment of a clinic in the area, and involved the civil society in the management of the clinic.


A well-tuned awareness raising campaign was launched to build people’s environmental consciousness, to inform them of the impacts of their indiscriminate waste disposal practices and to broaden their understanding of their responsibilities.

Since women are very important stakeholders in SWM as they are primarily responsible for the family hygiene and household waste management on a day-to-day basis which directly affects the health of the community, special attention was given to reaching out to women’s groups and their awareness was raised to a great extent. This effort made sure that community members understood the solid waste issues, that this understanding reached their consciousness and that they were sensitized to their roles and responsibilities.

Awareness-building lectures were given to schoolchildren.  The clean up and tree planting campaigns were implemented to grab their attention and develop a comprehensive understanding and sense of responsibility. This not only created awareness within the new generation, leaders of the future, but also indirectly increased parents’ awareness of the solid waste issues.

Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq

The “Food Security Governance of Bedouin Pastoralist Groups in the Mashreq” project aims at improving the livelihoods of the pastoralist communities by increasing the capacities of local communities and stakeholders for rangeland management.  The initiative was led by IUCN and implemented in Egypt, Jordan and Palestine.  Implementation in Egypt was lead by CEDARE.


The main activities and results of the project included:

  • Development of an environmental plan in partnership with the stakeholders, community representatives, and tribal leaders.
  • Construction of two cisterns (reservoirs) for the storage of harvested water,
  • Conducting two research studies on floral and vegetation covers titled "Natural Vegetation Cover of the Pilot Hema site at Wadi el Kassaba, North West Coast of Egypt” and “Forage Plants at Pilot Hema Site at Wadi el Kassaba, North West Coast of Egypt.”
  • Two capacity building workshops on GAPs.
  • Two awareness campaigns (one for women and one for men) on maximising the benefit from aromatic and medicinal plants were conducted.