Monthly Archives: September 2016


The Seventh Steering Committee Meeting

The Seventh Steering Committee Meeting was held on September 21th, 2016 at the Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF)/ Ministry Of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MOHUUC); around 30 different stakeholders participated in the meeting including MOHUUC, ISDF, Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), Qalyubeya, Cairo and Giza Governorates, the EU Delegation and the Participatory Development Programme/GIZ (PDP).

The purpose of this meeting was to inform the Steering Committee members about the main activities of the PDP/ EU Components, most notably the progress of the Grant Schemes including the First, Second and Third Call for Proposals, the Direct Award Grant Contracts signed with Cairo, Giza and Qalyubeya, in addition to the Institutional and Capacity Building activities. The meeting also aimed to present the steps ahead, particularly with regard to the EU Grant Scheme.

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Dr. Wehenpohl and Dr. El Zahabi while signing the agreement

Agreement of Cooperation – Signing Ceremony

On Monday, September 5th, the Urban Training & Studies Institute (UTI), affiliated to the Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) of the Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities (MoHUUC), and the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) signed an agreement of cooperation at the UTI premises. The agreement was signed by Mr. Khalid El Dahaby, Chief Executive Officer pf HBRC and Dr. Guenther Wehenpohl, Programme Coordinator of PDP.

It is worth mentioning that this cooperation agreement is a continuation of a previous agreement for year 2010-2011. The objective of the measure is to incorporate participatory methods within the UTI and using these tools in capacity development.

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