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  • PDP has implemented a dialogue workshop on the 29th of July, 2017 with the Urban Upgrading Units (UUUs)

    One of the goals of The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) is to improve the capacities of the local administration related to informal areas. Accordingly, PDP has implemented a dialogue workshop on the 29th of July, 2017 to enhance the communication and knowledge transfer between the Urban Upgrading Units (UUUs) in the three […]

  • Qalyubeya receives International Recognition for Urban Innovation

    The Qalyubeya Governorate, local partner of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) has been awarded a Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation at this year’s conference of the same name. The awards ceremony was held in parallel to the conference in the Chinese City of Guangzhou from December 5-7, 2016. Qalyubeya has received […]

  • The Seventh Steering Committee Meeting

    The Seventh Steering Committee Meeting was held on September 21th, 2016 at the Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF)/ Ministry Of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MOHUUC); around 30 different stakeholders participated in the meeting including MOHUUC, ISDF, Ministry of International Cooperation (MOIC), Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Health (MOH), Qalyubeya, Cairo and Giza Governorates, […]

  • Agreement of Cooperation – Signing Ceremony

    On Monday, September 5th, the Urban Training & Studies Institute (UTI), affiliated to the Housing and Building National Research Center (HBRC) of the Ministry of Housing Utilities and Urban Communities (MoHUUC), and the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) signed an agreement of cooperation at the UTI premises. The agreement was signed by Mr. […]

  • European and Egyptian partners visit the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas in Cairo

    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 […]

The International Symposium on “Exchanging Global and Egyptian Experiences in Dealing with Informal Areas within the Wider Urban Management Context” was held by the Participatory Development Programme (PDP) of the GIZ and several Egyptian partners in Cairo from 14th to 15th October 2008. On behalf of the PDP, Dr. Khaled Abdelhalim was giving a comprehensive […]

Ägyptens Städte haben ein Problem: ungeplante, arme Stadtteile ohne urbane Infrastruktur. Der Dialog zwischen den Bewohnern der illegalen Ansiedlungen und der Verwaltung ist abgerissen. Die GIZ knüpft neue Verbindungen. Thomas Veser | Text und Fotos Download: Akzente 1-04 Wachsen wie die Pyramiden  

“Cairo’s Informal Areas Between Urban Challenges and Hidden Potentials: Facts. Voices. Visions” The Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) launched its new book “Cairo’s Informal Areas Between Urban Challenges and Hidden Potentials: Facts. Voices. Visions” with a Book Reading and Photo Exhibition at the Goethe Institute in Down Town Cairo on July 8th, […]

A PDP Delegation visits Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata to network with Indian counterparts on urban development strategies from March 21 to April 3, 2009. Marion Fischer, PDP Programme Manager, and Gundula Löffler, Leader of PDP’s Capacity Development Unit, undertook a two-week experience exchange visit to the Indian cities of Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune in Spring […]

Specialists from DPU-Associates train PDP’s staff and Egyptian counterparts in participatory urban development and governance strategies from 8th to 12th February, 2009 in Cairo. The GIZ Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) commissioned DPU-Associates to conduct an International Experience Exchange workshop, which was held between 8-12 February 2009 in Cairo. DPU-Associates is an association […]

November 7, 2008 in NEWS

From November 3rd to 6th 2008  a PDP delegation attended the Fourth World Urban Forum in Nanjing, China. The meeting, organised by UNHABITAT is a bi-yearly international event that aims to bring together urban development experts, representatives of national and local government, NGOs, as well as participants from the private sector, organisations, researchers and consultants. […]

The International Symposium on “Exchanging Global and Egyptian Experiences in Dealing with Informal Areas within the Wider Urban Management Context” was held by the Participatory Development Programme (PDP) of the GIZ and several Egyptian partners in Cairo from 14th to 15th October 2008. The main focus of the symposium was to exchange international and Egyptian […]