Monthly Archives: August 2014

Important: Grant Concept Note Submission

According to section 2.2.2. in the Guidelines for Grant Applicant, Concept Notes should be sent to GIZ, Participatory Development Programme, 12 El Saleh Ayoub Str., 5th floor, 11211 Zamalek, Cairo.

“Concept Notes must not be sent by any other means (e.g. by fax or by e-mail) or delivered to other addresses – or they will be rejected

Trainings for Concept Note Writing – last 2 rounds

Supplementing the Second Call for Proposals (launched 22nd August) the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is currently holding formal “Trainings for Concept Note Writing”. Four training sessions have been scheduled.

Trainees who already participated in the first training session (3rd – 4th September) considered the provided information to be very helpful.

NOTE: The last two training sessions (with limited training places!) will be held at Sonesta Hotel on 10th -11th September and 17th – 18th September.

For registration click here:

2nd Launch Second Call for Proposals – Workshops

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is holding two information workshops on September 9th and September 15th to support the recent launch of the Second Call for Proposals.

The Second Call for Proposals focuses on six thematic areas: health, education, solid waste management, recreation and youth, transportation, environment and climate change.

In these workshops, PDP will share its knowledge and experience in these thematic areas with the participants, and offer them an opportunity for dialogue discussion. The workshops will supplement the formal Training for Concept Note Writing held at Sonesta Hotel from 3 to 18 of September.

The workshop on September 9th will address youth, solid waste management and environment (climate change) and will take place at the Conrad Hotel from 9:00 am to 05:00 pm.

The workshop on September 15th will cover health, education and transportation and will take place at the Conrad Hotel from 9:00 am to 05:00 pm.

The invitees are programme partners and potential grant applicants under this Second Call for Proposals.

Agenda for September 9th workshop

9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 10:00 Welcome Note and Opening StatementsMichael Heathcote, Head of Management Grant Scheme, GIZ Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP)
10:00 – 11:15 Solid Waste ManagementHeba Behairy, Head of Component Solid Waste Management, GIZ Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP)
11:45 – 13:00 Environment and Climate Change AdaptationPhilipp Schuck, Head of Component Environment and Climate Change , GIZ Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP)
13:30 – 14:45 Youth & GenderSundus Balata, Deputy Programme Coordinator Senior Advisor on Gender and Youth

UPDATE: 2nd information workshop: September 15th 2014

GeziretDahab_Farming ©PDP

New Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities in Egypt

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 supply and other impacts of a changing climate.

Therefore, the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) established its first national platform for discussing adaptation strategies and actions at the city level under the name of the Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities in Egypt (AB-CCC). The AB-CCC held its first session on Monday, August 11th, chaired by Dr. Mohamed Ismaeel, Head of the Vulnerabilities and Climate Change Department at the EEAA. According to the latest International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report Egyptian cities are among the most affected areas by climate change. The Egyptian government together with the support of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is currently investigating into the adaptation needs of, and potentials in, informal urban settlements, which are considered the most vulnerable parts of the Greater Cairo Region. The collaboration between the PDP and EEAA emanates from the cooperation agreement signed between both parties in 2013. The agreement comprised several points, one of which emphasized the importance of linking the central government and local governments, academia, research centers and NGOs, to mainstream the climate adaptation measures in their work, if sustainable development were to be achieved. This covers the entire process, from formulating policies to implementing projects, in addition to any other necessary activities.

In order to spread awareness about Climate Change the AB-CCC considers holding its meetings alternately in one of the climate change threatened cities in Egypt, and inviting city representatives to attend, thereby involving local policy makers and practitioners in the process.

GeziretDahab_Farming ©PDP

GeziretDahab_Farming ©PDP