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One of the goals of The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is to improve the capacities of the local administration related to informal areas. Accordingly, PDP has implemented a dialogue workshop on the 29th of July, 2017 to enhance the communication and knowledge transfer between the Urban Upgrading Units (UUUs) in the three […]

The Qalyubeya Governorate, local partner of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) has been awarded a Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation at this year’s conference of the same name. The awards ceremony was held in parallel to the conference in the Chinese City of Guangzhou from December 5-7, 2016. Qalyubeya has received […]

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, […]

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. […]

26 July 2016 Cairo — In the framework of the European Union’s (EU) Cooperation with Egypt, European and Egyptian officials visited ongoing developmental projects of the EU-funded Participatory Development Programme (PDP) in the urban area Ezbet El-Nasr. The PDP is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Gmbh (GIZ), on behalf of the German […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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