Yearly Archives: 2016

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Fourth Egypt Urban Futures Seminar Tackles “Urban Mobility in Egypt: Planning, Lived Realities and Innovative Approaches”

On May 29, 2016 the Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), 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 4th session of “Egypt Urban Futures” (EUF) Seminar on the topic of “Urban Mobility in Egypt: Planning, Lived Realities and Innovative Approaches at the premises of the French Institute in Egypt.

The seminar has was attended by more than 100 guests from national and local authorities, donor agencies, international development organisations, private sector, professionals, academics and students in an attempt to build a platform to exchange approaches, experiences, best practices, and opinions on issues as well as strategies concerning urban development for all stakeholders engaged in the field. “Egypt Urban Futures” aims at strengthening active dialogue among relevant stakeholders and open up rooms for collaboration and strategic alliances on building a sustainable urban future for Egypt.

The seminar’s opening speech was delivered by Dr. Günther Wehenpohl, Programme Coordinator of the PDP, Ms. Karin Bennafla, Director of the CEDEJ, and Ms. Rania Hedeya, UN Habitat Egypt Program Manager. Divided into three thematic sessions ‘policy making for urban mobility and transport planning in Egypt’, ‘assessing the current situation of mobility and accessibility in Egypt’s largest cities’ and ‘innovative approaches to sustainable urban mobility’ the seminar enabled both lively discussions and the way forward based on the participant’s feedback.

PDP is an Egyptian-German Development Programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government and co-financed by the European Union.

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Infrastructure Improvements in poor urban areas

Infrastructure Improvements in poor urban areas

The Egyptian Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, hosted a meaningful signing ceremony on May 23, 2016. Under his auspices the Governors of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubeya exchanged signatures with the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) and thereby sealed several grant agreements that will trigger infrastructural improvements in poor urban areas of Greater Cairo.  The total amount of the contracts is 6.65 Mio Euro. These funds from the European Union are supplemented by additional 740,000 Euro from the Governorates. This landmark event secured infrastructure upgrading measures in five target areas of PDP which are inhabited by a population of over a million. Apart from the Minister himself, the event was attended by Deputy Minister Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Mr. Sebastian Lesch from the German Embassy, Mr. Sébastian Trenner from the European Union Delegation to Egypt and the Programme Coordinator Dr. Guenther Wehenpohl, who co-signed the contracts on the German side.

“The beauty of the project stems from its proximity to residents of informal settlements”, Mr. Lesch explained during his speech that framed the importance of the measures. The selected projects will for example improve educational, health, waste management and sanitary facilities. The Governorates selected the projects in consideration of the needs of the inhabitants, which were previously determined by PDP in a Participatory Needs Assessment.

PDP is an Egyptian-German Development Programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government and co-financed by the European Union.

 

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“Egypt Urban Futures” Seminar Series 4th Session – 29 May 2016

“Urban Mobility in Egypt: Planning, Lived Realities and Innovative Approaches”

The Seminar Series “Egypt Urban Futures” (EUF) is a joint initiative by the CEDEJ (Center for Economic, Legal and Social Studies), UN-HABITAT and GIZ (Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas – PDP) and a continuation of the Expert Discussion Meetings on urban development that have been carried out since 2008.

The EUF Seminar Series aims to build a multi-stakeholder platform for exchange of different approaches, experiences, best practices, and innovative ideas on issues concerning sustainable urban development.

In light of rapid urban expansion, high population growth rates and a steady increase in individual motorized transport in Egypt, long-term planning, innovative ideas and multi-stakeholder cooperation are urgently required to guarantee urban mobility for all residents in future.

Cooperation Partners:
UN-Habitat, CEDEJ, PDP/ GIZ

Venue:
Auditorium of the French Institute, Mounira, Cairo

Simultaneous translation English-Arabic will be provided.

If interested please confirm your attendance by sending an email to: salma.aboulhossein@giz.de

 

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Full Application (FA) Training Session – Third Call for Proposals

Upgrading Informal Areas in Greater Cairo Governorates

“For improved socio-economic conditions, increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection in informal areas”

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is delighted that so many different organizations from inside and outside Egypt have followed our Third Call for Proposals (3CfP). The Contracting Authority received a total number of 216 Concept Notes.

These Concept Notes have now been checked by independent assessors. Based on their recommendation the Evaluation Committee of the Contracting Authority has approved 111 Concept Notes. Successful Concept Note holders have now been informed to kindly submit their full applications latest by the 26th June 2016.

Note: PDP is currently organizing a 4-day training session for the successful Concept Note holder of the 3CfP. The 4-day training session on ‘How to write a Full Application’ will be held in small groups (about 15 Organization with 2 participants each) during 22.05.-01.06.2016 (indicative) in Pyramisa Hotel, Dokki, Giza.

PDP will invite the successful Concept Note holders to this training session via email!

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas and Giza Governorate hold a Joint Community Meeting in El Warraq

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) held a joint community event in a primary school in El Warraq area, in cooperation with Giza Governorate.

The event was very successful, drawing a large number of El Warrak residents around 250 residents mostly youth, women and children in addition to natural leaders, representatives of the District Staff and others. The event introduced projects that will be implemented by 5 NGOs contracted by PDP and funded by the European Union and the German Government to implement 6 projects in the fields of environment and education.

The opening address was delivered by Dr. Wehenpohl, PDP Programme Coordinator, in which he thanked the Governorate of Giza for its efforts and welcomed the residents and the NGOs to the event. At the top table he was joined by the Deputy Giza Governor, Dr. Manal Awad, and General Abdel Kader Bassiouny District Chief of El Warraq. Both commended the PDP’s efforts in El Warrak, a priority area for the Governorate.  Dr. Manal provided an overview of the upcoming medium-scale infrastructure projects in El Warrak that will be implemented by the Governorate.  Addressing the residents of El Warrak, Dr. Manal said, “the Giza Governorate and the PDP are cooperating closely to improve your living conditions and fulfill your needs. The projects in the fields of solid waste management and road paving will begin next month and you will witness many changes in your area.”

The grant beneficiaries presented the projects they will be implementing in the next two years, in order to, improve the services provided to the local residents of El Warrak. The speeches were followed by a development market, where NGOs set up booths and organised activities for the residents (i.e. CEOSS provided a medical convoy for eye check-ups for 100 patients and Sawiris Foundation for Environment and Development set up models for biogas units and solar panels). COSPE, the Egyptian European Association and Handicap International were among the NGOs to have booths during the event.

These community events are part of a series of events that are taking place in four informal areas in Cairo and Giza to introduce the communities to the grant beneficiaries, to activate community participation in the implementation of measures by fostering networking between the grant beneficiaries and the residents. In addition, it serves as one of the ways PDP maintains its linkage to the communities.

The PDP is a German-Egyptian development measure that receives core funding from the German Government (BMZ) and co-financing by the European Union. It improves living conditions of poor urban populations by funding soft measures in the fields of health, transportation, education, employment, youth recreational services, environment and climate change. These measures are selected through grant schemes in accordance with EU procedures. The PDP also funds the Governorates of Cairo and Giza to upgrade infrastructure in the informal areas through direct awards.

6th Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities (AB-CCC)

On Wednesday March 23rd the PDP in cooperation with EEAA held the 6th Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities (AB-CCC) in Cairo House (the cultural and educational center of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency “EEAA”). The meeting was attended by representatives from government bodies, local authorities and academia as well as experts from GIZ headquarters in Germany. The theme of the 6th meeting tackled the health problems associated with climate change in the Greater Cairo Region (GCR).

The meeting included presentations on the climate change effects with the biggest effects on the health of GCR residents. A case study from Cairo illustrating the ways in which to improve the thermal comfort of residents inside buildings as an adaptation to heat stress which is the main impact of climate change on GCR was presented. This was followed by presentations from experts from the Ministry of Health and researchers in the health sector who explained the effects of heat stress on diseases and the health sector in Egypt. They also presented the measures that the Ministry of Health is taking to combat the diseases related to environmental factors including climate change.

In a fruitful discussion following the presentations participants identified the threats faced by the health sector in Egypt arising from climate change and avenues for collaboration to develop coping and adaptation mechanisms and interventions which could help PDP to implement some pilot adaptation measures to improve health conditions of urban informal areas residents.  In addition, those could help EEAA and the Ministry of Health to better understand the vulnerabilities of health sector and their role to help citizens to adapt with climate change impacts through improved institutionalization, capacity building and allocate required funding.

 

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Procurement

Forecast notice

Supplies:

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Supply of Vehicles Cairo Governorate June 2016
   

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Supply of Vehicles Cairo Governorate June 2016
   

 

Tender Notices

Supplies:

Notice title Contracting Authority Dead line Clarifications Corrigenda Awarding notice
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Information Session – Third Call For Proposals

Upgrading Informal Areas in Greater Cairo Governorates

“For improved socio-economic conditions, increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection in informal areas”

On March 8th, 2016, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held the Information Session of the Third Call for Proposals (3CFP) in Pyramisa Hotel, Giza. The session was attended by around 250 participants among them were members from Giza and Qalyubeya Governorates.

The aim of the session was to present the 3CFP’s eligibility rules, application procedure, future training and frequently asked questions and answers to support interested applicants in applying for grants to upgrade the five selected targeted areas. In addition, there were several presentations by PDP technical staff on different cross-cutting topics including climate change, environmental aspects, GIS, gender and youth.

Dr.Guenther Wehenphol, Programme Coordinator provided a brief presentation on previous Grant Schemes and upgrading efforts in PDP’s targeted informal areas.

Interested potential applicants and members from the governorates asked very relevant questions on the rules of applying for grants. The deadline for applications for the 3CFP is March 31st, 2016.

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Presentations:

Final English Environment Presentation

Final Arabic Environment Presentation

Youth and Gender Orientation for Grant Beneficiaries

 

 

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Third Call for Proposals – Information Session and cross cutting issues – 8th of March 2016

Upgrading Informal Areas in Greater Cairo Governorates : “For improved socio-economic conditions, increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection in informal areas”

The Participatory Development Programme (PDP) successfully launched its “Third Call for Proposals” (3CfP) on the 12th February 2016. The overall objective of the 3CfP was to enhance the living conditions of the poor urban population living in five deprived informal areas through improved socio-economic conditions, increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection. Following the launch PDP organized a series of trainings for the interested applicants on “Concept Note Writing”.
PDP is organizing an information session about the Third Call for Proposals it will include information about Call for Proposals, Eligibility Rules, the application procedure, the target areas, Participatory Needs Assessment’s results and the added value elements (community participation, Gender, Environment, Innovative, integrated & sustainable projects).
For more details, please find attached the agenda.
The interested applicants are welcomed to attend the information session in 8th of March, 2016 in Pyramisa Hotel, 60 Giza St., behind Dokki Police station from 11:00a.m. to16:00p.m.

Final Agenda March 8th, 2016