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 Realities and Innovative Approaches at the premises of the French Institute in Egypt.
The seminar has was attended by more than 100 guests from national and local authorities, donor agencies, international development organisations, private sector, professionals, academics and students in an attempt to build a platform to exchange approaches, experiences, best practices, and opinions on issues as well as strategies concerning urban development for all stakeholders engaged in the field. “Egypt Urban Futures” aims at strengthening active dialogue among relevant stakeholders and open up rooms for collaboration and strategic alliances on building a sustainable urban future for Egypt.
The seminar’s opening speech was delivered by Dr. Günther Wehenpohl, Programme Coordinator of the PDP, Ms. Karin Bennafla, Director of the CEDEJ, and Ms. Rania Hedeya, UN Habitat Egypt Program Manager. Divided into three thematic sessions ‘policy making for urban mobility and transport planning in Egypt’, ‘assessing the current situation of mobility and accessibility in Egypt’s largest cities’ and ‘innovative approaches to sustainable urban mobility’ the seminar enabled both lively discussions and the way forward based on the participant’s feedback.
PDP is an Egyptian-German Development Programme implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Government and co-financed by the European Union.