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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Training on ‘Concept Note writing’: Due to the great interest in our two-day training session, PDP scheduled one additional training round to interested applicants for the 6 & 7 March. Please register for the training round no. 5 here: http://egypt-urban.net/training-on-concept-note-writing-23-02-07-03-2016/

The overall objective of the 3CfP is 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. The five target areas of the 3CfP are: El-Matareya (in Cairo Governorate), Boulaq El Dakrour (in Giza Governorate) and Qalyub, Shubra […]

On Thursday, the 1st of October 2015, a meeting between the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), His Excellency, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development (MoHUUD), and representatives of the Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) was held in order to discuss PDP’s affiliation to the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development. Dr. […]

Qalyubeya Governor Engineer Mohammed Abdel Zaher held a meeting today with the Coordinator of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) Dr. Günther Wehenpohl to discuss the 8 million€ European Union (EU)/ German government grant given to Qalyubeya governorate as part of the implementation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-PDP. The grant […]

August 26th, 2015 – Bridging an existing opportunity divide between different youth groups, i.e., a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not, was the main concern of youth participants in a round table meeting organized by the GIZ’s Participatory Development Programme […]

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