Monthly Archives: October 2008

International Symposium on Urban Development, Cairo 2008

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 experiences of scaling up best practices in dealing with informal areas to a city-wide management approach. More than 230 interested guests from a broad scope including the public and private sector, international organisations and NGOs attended the opening words of the Governor of Cairo Dr. Abdel Azeem Wazir and Hazem El-Kuweidy, Governor of Helwan, Bernd Erbel, Ambassador of Germany in Cairo, Dr. Roland Steurer, Country Director of GIZ in Egypt, Mr. Jörg-Werner Haas, Division Head “State and Democracy” in GIZ headquarters and Marion Fischer, Programme Manager of PDP.

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