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The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) has been allocated 8 fedans of land in the area of Khanka (Qalyubeya Governorate) to build an Integrated Resource Recovery Centre (IRRC) for the area. The land was awarded to the programme through an official decree by the Prime Minister of Egypt. The allocation of land comes […]

Two cooperation agreements were signed by the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) with the Egyptian Ministry of State for Youth (MoY) and Cairo Governorate in early January 2013. The agreement with the MoY which was signed by the Minister of State for Youth Dr. Osama Yassin and PDP Programme Coordinator Dr. Günther Wehenpohl […]

An Egyptian delegation comprised of representatives from Qalyubeya Governorate and the Participatory Development Programme (PDP) visited Tunisia and Morocco from 1 to 9 December 2012 as part of a study tour on solid waste management. The goal of the tour was to exchange information and experiences in the field of municipal solid waste management, to […]

100 students and 30 teachers from six schools in Khosoos took part in an environmental campaign at Khosoos Primary School on 23 and 24 November 2012. Students talk to residents about their campaign As part of the campaign, students painted the walls with environmental messages, cleaned up the garbage in their school yard, planted trees, […]

Giza Governor Dr. Ali Abdel-Rahman and Dr. Günther Wehenpohl, Coordinator of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) have signed an agreement to jointly work to improve living conditions for residents in Giza’s informal areas over the coming four years. The signing ceremony took place in Giza Governorate on Tuesday, 23 October 2012. Both […]

On 4 October 2012 James Moran, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, visited informal areas in Giza Governorate, marking the start of a new phase of upgrading measures carried out by the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) to improve the living conditions of an estimated 1.9 million residents in informal […]

A delegated cooperation agreement between the EU and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (German Development Cooperation) for the upgrading of informal areas in Greater Cairo was signed on 28 August 2012. With an EU contribution of € 20 mio the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) will over the coming four […]

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in collaboration with various stakeholders will develop an Integrated Community-Based Solid Waste Management System in Two Selected Areas in Khosoos and Khanka cities in Qalyubeya Governorate in the Greater Cairo Region. The project will be executed through the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), an Egyptian-German development program […]

The final report “Improving the Informal Areas of Greater Cairo. The Cases of Ezzbet Al Nasr and Dayer el Nahia” by TU Berlin’s fifth Postgraduate International Course in Urban Management has now been released. Please find the report under the category Publications.

PDP’s new publication on “Participatory Upgrading of Informal Areas: A Decision-makers’ Guide for Action” presents the model of participatory upgrading and how to apply it. It aims to simplify the complex issue of participatory upgrading drawing on Egypt’s experience. Please check the category Publications to read more and download the new publication.

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