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Cairo, 18th July 2018, Building on the long-lasting successful Egyptian-German cooperation in Urban Development, the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MHUUC) has agreed on the implementation of the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP). During the next 4 years, a total budget of 29.5 million EUR will be applied to upgrade infrastructure in a number […]

The GIZ/PDP organized and managed a 2-day capacity building training on Community/Public Awareness Campaigning for around 35 civil servants from the central and district Urban Upgrading Units (UUU) of the Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubeya Governorates as well as for selected local representative from the civil society on the 7th and 8th of November 2017. The overall […]

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 […]

In the framework of the grant signed between the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, represented in the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), and Giza Governorate, the latter held a community event on Saturday March 11th, 2017 , in Geziret El-Dahab Youth Center in Masaken Geziret El-Dahab aiming to cover the development […]

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 […]

With respect to the architectural measures incorporated in the climate change adaptation strategy of the Participatory Development Programme (PDP), the Cities and Climate Change component (C2) in partnership with The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) and Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research (Cluster), has implemented a rooftop farm on one […]

Habitat III took place over the second week of October (17-20), with an active participation from the official Egyptian delegation along with representatives of civil society, academia, youth and private sector  supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The delegation attended and presented in a number of events that took place at the […]

The European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt celebrated its Climate Action Day in Cairo in cooperation with the EU Member States Embassies. The event was attended by the delegation’s ambassadors, in addition to representative from the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in Cairo, and representatives from companies and donors concerned with the climate change issue. […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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