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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is seeking proposals for projects which will improve the employability and vocational skills of the unemployed, promote income generating activities and improve the standards and range of services available to the community  in the Cairo (Ain Shams and Ezbet el Nasr) and Giza (El Warraq and Masaken Gezirit […]

  An environmental awareness campaign was organised in Khosoos last week to mark World Environment Day. Awareness activities, such as cleaning the streets around the schools, planting trees, and painting school walls took place. At the end of the day there was an awareness session for all the community members about World Environment Day.   […]

Four Local Area Dialogue Committees (LADCs) have been created following community elections in Ain Shams and Ezbet el-Nasr in Cairo, Markaz El-Abhath/ Warraq and Masaken Geziret El-Dahab in Giza. The committees will be responsible for monitoring and following up on community needs. They represent the community when it comes to interactions with the programme. Community […]

The Ezbet El-Nasr Youth Network worked closely with the District authority to design and produce traffic signs to mark their community with the name the community identifies itself with.   In a community ceremony, the traffic signs were inaugurated as a first step in a new future, marking the area as “Ezbet El-Nasr”. To outsiders […]

The Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs (MSEA) and the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) have agreed to jointly work to address Egypt’s environmental challenges in informal urban areas.   On Monday 13 May 2013, the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs and the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) signed a […]

For more information on the Youth Fast Track Measure “Promotion of Youth Participation in Informal Areas in Greater Cairo”, please download the fact sheet available in English. Download: “Promotion of Youth Participation in Informal Areas in Greater Cairo” (English)

Recent weeks have witnessed the start of a new stage for the Climate Change Adaptation Component of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) – Egypt’s first intervention to focus specifically on the effects of climate change on urban areas. Plan+Risk Consult from Dortmund visited Cairo to kick off their study on the effects […]

Ecocem (Lafarge) and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) have agreed to jointly work to pilot new solutions addressing both Egypt’s waste management problems and the emerging energy crisis.   On Thursday 28 March 2013, Ecocem – a subsidiary company of Lafarge Group – and GIZ in partnership with Qalyubeya Governorate signed a cooperation agreement. This […]

A major development plan for informal urban areas in Greater Cairo Region was agreed on 20 March 2013, bringing together Egypt’s main actors in the urban development field. The meeting at the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation (MoPIC) on Wednesday 20 March marked the beginning of the next stage of a large-scale EU-funded development […]

200 representatives of government, civil society, academia and international donors took part in the first Egypt Urban Futures workshop, a new workshop series, organised by the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), together with UN-Habitat and the Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques (CEDEJ). The first session on the topic of “Informal Areas after […]

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