Egypt Urban Futures

Egypt Urban Futures is a workshop series, organised by CEDEJ (Centre d’Études et de Documentation Économiques, Juridiques et Sociales), GIZ-PDP and UN-Habitat, which aims to promote dialogue between the public and private sector, civil society, activists, development organisations and academia. The workshop series provides a platform to exchange experiences, best practices, approaches and opinions on issues concerning urban development for all stakeholders engaged in the field.

The first session of the series took place on 11th March 2013 and addressed the future of informal areas in Egypt after the January 2011 uprising. It hosted a wide range of national and international speakers and participants.

On 28th November 2013, the second session tackled the role of the private sector in urban upgrading in Informal Areas in Egypt. The aim is to hold approximately three “Egypt Urban Futures” workshops per year. 

Cairo Climate Talks

Cairo Climate Talks (CCT) is designed as a series of events meant to provide a platform to exchange best practices, experiences, raise awareness and foster cooperation between policymakers, business, the scientific community and civil society in the field of climate change. It was initiated in 2011 under the umbrella of the German Embassy in cooperation with the Participatory Development Project and other actors such as EEAA (Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Egyptian German High Level Joint Committee for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Protection (JCEE).

Monthly panel discussions with government officials, academicians, private sector or other experts from Egypt, Germany and other parts of the world are accompanied by workshops and round table discussions.

European Union German Cooperation GIZ Ministry of Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements