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  • 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, […]

Cairo, 29th of April 2014, The Egyptian-German Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) together with 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 Egypt Urban Futures (EUF) Workshop at the French Cultural Centre in Mounira. In its third session

The Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) successfully held a workshop on community mapping in Cairo’s Ain Shams area on 25th and 31st of March 2014. While the first day addressed mainly young people the second day was directed at local residents of all ages. A special focus was given to youth and women.

February 25, 2014 in Grants

Deadline for submission of full application is now postponed from 26th February to 27th Februrary 2014 at 3:00 p.m.

Current Call for Proposals: Improving Services in the Informal Areas, Enhancing Employability and Promoting Income Generation Please note that the applicants who submitted Concept Notes and have been accepted after evaluation will be notified during the week commencing 26th of January 2014 about a training course of 2.5 days which will be provided during the […]

On December 12, His Excellency Ambassador James Moran, Head of European Union Delegation to Egypt, unveiled in a press conference a programme financed by the EU to improve five informal areas in Greater Cairo. The five informal areas targeted are Matariya in Cairo, Old Boulaq in Giza and Qalyub, Shubra and Khosoos in Qalyubeya Governorates. […]

Within the GIZ MENA Sector Network on Urban Development and Local Governance, the GIZ Participatory Development Programme (PDP) is currently assessing the environment for Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) in Egypt and in the whole MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). Therefore, selected CSOs were invited to a round table discussion on 23rd of December […]

  Council group from the EU Council made of representatives from all the Member States visited Egypt for two days in early December. They made a visit to a PDP informal area to see the challenges faced by the many communities living in informal areas in Greater Cairo Region. On 3 December the group of […]

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The PDP would like to inform you that the date, time and place has been confirmed for the launching event of the First Call for Proposals:  Improving Services in the Informal Areas, Enhancing Employability and Promoting Income Generation in Cairo (Ain Shams and Ezbet al Nasr) and Giza (El Warraq and Masaken Geziret al Dahab including Saqiet Mekky) […]

Press Release The GIZ-Participatory Development Programme in Urban Areas (PDP) together with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Centre d’études et de documentation économiques, juridiques et sociales (CEDEJ) have successfully implemented the 2nd Egypt Urban Futures Workshop on October 28th at the French Cultural Centre in Mounira, tackling the topic of, the […]