• Signing the Implementation Contract for German International Cooperation on Upgrading Infrastructure – 18th July 2018

    Cairo, 18th July 2018, Building on the long-lasting successful Egyptian-German cooperation in Urban Development, the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities (MHUUC) has agreed on the implementation of the Participatory Infrastructure Project (PIP). During the next 4 years, a total budget of 29.5 million EUR will be applied to upgrade infrastructure in a number […]

  • 9th Advisory Board on Climate Change in Cities

    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 […]

  • 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, […]

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. […]

Qalyubeya Governor Engineer Mohammed Abdel Zaher held a meeting today with the Coordinator of the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) Dr. Günther Wehenpohl to discuss the 8 million€ European Union (EU)/ German government grant given to Qalyubeya governorate as part of the implementation of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)-PDP. The grant […]

Two grants contracts were signed with two governorates, Cairo and Giza,as eligible legalised entities capable of effecting major positive changes for developing informal areas infrastructure. Thus, the two grants contracts signed with both governorates were for the implementation of small scale infrastructure improvements. In the same context and in line with supporting civil society organisations, […]

August 26th, 2015 – Bridging an existing opportunity divide between different youth groups, i.e., a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not, was the main concern of youth participants in a round table meeting organized by the GIZ’s Participatory Development Programme […]

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 […]

August 17, 2015 in Publications

For more information on the Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP), please download the PDP fact sheet available in English and Arabic. PDP Factsheet_En PDP Factsheet Ar    

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….