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  • PDP Conducts Community Mapping in Cairo’s Ain Shams Area

    The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held a workshop on community mapping in Cairo’s Ain Shams area on 25th and 31st of March 2014. While the first day addressed mainly young people the second day was directed at local residents of all ages. A special focus was given to youth and women.

  • Celebrating World Environment Day in Khosoos

      An environmental awareness campaign was organised in Khosoos last week to mark World Environment Day. Awareness activities, such as cleaning the streets around the schools, planting trees, and painting school walls took place. At the end of the day there was an awareness session for all the community members about World Environment Day.   […]

  • Ezbet El-Nasr Youth Network mark their area

    The Ezbet El-Nasr Youth Network worked closely with the District authority to design and produce traffic signs to mark their community with the name the community identifies itself with.   In a community ceremony, the traffic signs were inaugurated as a first step in a new future, marking the area as “Ezbet El-Nasr”. To outsiders […]

Press Information– for immediate release Cairo, 26th of August 2014, Today the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully launched together with the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt the Second Call for Proposals for projects to improve informal areas in Cairo (Ain Shams and Ezbet el Nasr) and Giza (El Warraq and Masaken […]

Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency Established its First National Platform for Discussing Adaptation Strategies and Actions Egypt is in need of adapting to climate change. The literal “hotspots” of climate change are to be found in cities where a large portion of the country’s population resides. They live unprepared for increasing heat stress, shortages in food […]

Improving Services in Informal Areas, Enhancing Employability and Promoting Income Generation | Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held a Signing Ceremony for contracting 17 Grant Beneficiaries in the Sofitel Cairo El Gezirah Hotel on 7th of July 2014…

Cairo, 29th of April 2014, The Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) and the French Centre d’études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ) have successfully held the Egypt Urban Futures (EUF) Workshop at the French Cultural Centre in Mounira. In its third session

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held a workshop on community mapping in Cairo’s Ain Shams area on 25th and 31st of March 2014. While the first day addressed mainly young people the second day was directed at local residents of all ages. A special focus was given to youth and women.

A third steering committee meeting was held on February 9th, 2014 at the Ministry Of Planning; around 20 different stakeholders participated in the meeting. Stakeholders included Ministry of Planning (MOP), Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC) Informal Settlements Development Facility (ISDF), Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI), , Cairo and Giza Governorates, the EU Delegation and […]

Deadline for submission of full application is now postponed from 26th February to 27th Februrary 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Current Call for Proposals: Improving Services in the Informal Areas, Enhancing Employability and Promoting Income Generation Please note that the applicants who submitted Concept Notes and have been accepted after evaluation will be notified during the week commencing 26th of January 2014 about a training course of 2.5 days which will be provided during the […]

Within the GIZ MENA Sector Network on Urban Development and Local Governance, the GIZ Participatory Development Programme (PDP) is currently assessing the environment for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Egypt and in the whole MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Therefore, selected CSOs were invited to a round table discussion on 23rd of December […]

On December 12, His Excellency Ambassador James Moran, Head of European Union Delegation to Egypt, unveiled in a press conference a programme financed by the EU to improve five informal areas in Greater Cairo. The five informal areas targeted are Matariya in Cairo, Old Boulaq in Giza and Qalyub, Shubra and Khosoos in Qalyubeya Governorates. […]