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On Tuesday 26th of December 2017, the PDP in cooperation with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) held the 9th Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities (AB-CCC) at the Cairo House (the cultural and educational center of the EEAA). The meeting was attended by representatives from EEAA, PDP, different governmental bodies, ministries and local […]

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 […]

OOn Monday, April 04, 2016, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) participated in a Conference on Informal Settlements Development called ‘Think.Unite.Work’ organized by the Informal Settlements Development Facility (ISDF) under the auspices of the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, HE Dr. Mostafa Madbouly.  In the opening address, Dr. Ahmed Darwish, Deputy […]

On Saturday, April 16, 2016, the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) held a joint community event in a primary school in El Warraq area, in cooperation with Giza Governorate. The event was very successful, drawing a large number of El Warrak residents around 250 residents mostly youth, women and children in addition to […]

On Monday, August 24th 2015, the final results of the latest Participatory Needs Assessment (PNA) studies conducted by PDP were presented to the Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements (MURIS), and to the Governorates of Cairo, Giza, and Qalyubeya. The meeting was hosted by H.E Dr. Laila Iskander….

   Closing procedures Workshop The workshop took place during 11th and 12th August 2015 in Pyramisa Hotel. The main goal of the workshop was to orient 14 grant beneficiaries who received EU grants through GIZ – PDP under the first call for proposal about the closing procedures of their actions and how to submit the final […]

Mr Christoph Retslaff, Chargé d’affaires German Embassy; Mr Sebastian Lesch, Counsellor and Head of German Development Cooperation, accompanied by Dr. Guenther Wehenpohl, PDP Programme Coordinator visited the Integrated Resource Recycling Center (IRRC) in Khanka City….

Dr. Wehenpohl started his word stating that we have to improve the physical situation in the informal areas as we are all working on behalf of the people living there. Dr. Wehenpohl stated also…..

The first part of the session covered the patterns of the street vendors in downtown and different informal areas. It was highlighted that the importance of the government role….

“How can cities better adapt to climate change on a local scale and what institutional background is needed therefore? How are concepts of green and sustainable infrastructure integrated into the city scape?….”

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