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  • PDP’s first Gender Fair, March 14, 2015

    On Saturday, March 14, together with 7 Grant Beneficiaries and 1 Local Initiative Fund Beneficiary, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), organized a Gender Fair to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and Egyptian Women’s Day (March 16).

  • PDP meets the Giza Governor

    On March 11, 2015, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) met with the new Giza Governor, Dr. Khaled Zakariya. The PDP was represented by Dr. Guenther Wehenpohl, Programme Coordinator, Michael Heathcote, Head of Fund Management, Sundus Balata, Deputy Programme Coordinator and Senior Advisor for Youth and Gender, and Heba Behairy, Head of Institutionalisation […]

  • 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.

  • Climate Change in Cities

    The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) and the  2nd Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction September 2014 could be named as the month of Climate Change Awareness. Besides the UN Climate Change Summit that took place in New York on 23rd of September other regional conferences were conducted to emphasize on the urgent need […]

  • Closing Ceremony of the PDP’s Solid Waste Management Project

    The Governor of Qalyubeya Inaugurates an Integrated Resource Recovery Centre in Khanka City and a Transfer Station in Khosoos City Cairo, 7th of December 2014, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held a closing ceremony of its Integrated Community Based Solid Waste Management project in the Cities of Khosoos and Khanka together […]

On Saturday, March 14, together with 7 Grant Beneficiaries and 1 Local Initiative Fund Beneficiary, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), organized a Gender Fair to celebrate International Women’s Day (March 8) and Egyptian Women’s Day (March 16).

On March 11, 2015, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) met with the new Giza Governor, Dr. Khaled Zakariya. The PDP was represented by Dr. Guenther Wehenpohl, Programme Coordinator, Michael Heathcote, Head of Fund Management, Sundus Balata, Deputy Programme Coordinator and Senior Advisor for Youth and Gender, and Heba Behairy, Head of Institutionalisation […]

For more information on the Youth Fast Track Measure “Promotion of Youth Participation in Informal Areas in Greater Cairo”, please download the fact sheet available in English. Download: “Promotion of Youth Participation in Informal Areas in Greater Cairo” (English)

The Action Guide “Maximising Use Value” aims to guide the interventions of local government in upgrading informal areas towards complementing residents’ efforts, nurturing community self-help initiatives and maximising the perceived value in their neighbourhoods.   Download the English Version  

Download: Annual Work Programme for Grants

English: PNA 2013 report Cairo Governorate_Eng PNA 2013 report Giza Governorate_Eng  

February 8, 2015 in Publications

For more information on the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), please download the PDP fact sheet available in English and Arabic. Download: PDP Fact Sheet in English and Arabic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]