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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 […]

Upgrading Informal Areas in Greater Cairo Governorates : “For improved socio-economic conditions, increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection in informal areas” The Participatory Development Programme (PDP) successfully launched its “Third Call for Proposals” (3CfP) on the 12th February 2016. The overall objective of the 3CfP was to enhance the living conditions of the poor urban […]

Training on ‘Concept Note writing’: Due to the great interest in our two-day training session, PDP scheduled one additional training round to interested applicants for the 6 & 7 March. Please register for the training round no. 5 here: http://egypt-urban.net/training-on-concept-note-writing-23-02-07-03-2016/

The fifth meeting of the Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities (AB-CCC) took place on Thursday, January 21, 2016 and held in Cairo House (cultural, educational center of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency “EEAA”). The meeting was organized by EEAA in cooperation with PDP and was attended by representatives from EEAA, PDP and different […]

On Tuesday, November 24, the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) in cooperation with the Climate Change Component of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) organized the 4th Advisory Board for Climate Change in Cities (AB-CCC) in order to discuss the potentials and limitations of developing an Early Warning System for extreme weather events. The […]

The overall objective of the 3CfP is to enhance the living conditions of the poor urban population living in five deprived informal areas through improved socio-economic conditions increased service delivery and enhanced environmental protection. The five target areas of the 3CfP are: El-Matareya (in Cairo Governorate), Boulaq El Dakrour (in Giza Governorate) and Qalyub, Shubra […]

Participatory Needs Assessment 2015  

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas, under the auspices of Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development (MoHUUD), held its 6th Steering Committee Meeting. Representatives from six other Ministries and the three Governorates of Cairo, Giza and Qalyubeya attended the meeting on Nov 19th 2015 . The EU Delegation was represented by Mr Stephane David, […]

Social entrepreneurship, undoubtedly, plays a key role as a driving engine for economic and social development in local communities, especially in informal areas in Greater Cairo. Yet getting the necessary funding for these projects, particularly in its early stages, is the first major obstacle facing young entrepreneurs. Hence, this workshop on “Social Entrepreneurship: the Traditional […]

“Zamzam Soliman“, a young lady less than 30-year old, joyfully participated with 300 young men and women of similar age in a large celebration organized by “Think and Do Development Foundation”. Under “No for Unemployment“ slogan, Zamzam told her success story against unemployment and poverty by practising a profession to provide for herself. She said […]

On Thursday, the 1st of October 2015, a meeting between the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), His Excellency, Dr. Mostafa Madbouly, Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development (MoHUUD), and representatives of the Informal Settlements Development Fund (ISDF) was held in order to discuss PDP’s affiliation to the Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Development. Dr. […]