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 […]

December 18, 2013 in Publications

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  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 […]

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is seeking proposals for projects which will improve the employability and vocational skills of the unemployed, promote income generating activities and improve the standards and range of services available to the community  in the Cairo (Ain Shams and Ezbet el Nasr) and Giza (El Warraq and Masaken Gezirit […]

  An environmental awareness campaign was organised in Khosoos last week to mark World Environment Day. Awareness activities, such as cleaning the streets around the schools, planting trees, and painting school walls took place. At the end of the day there was an awareness session for all the community members about World Environment Day.   […]

Four Local Area Dialogue Committees (LADCs) have been created following community elections in Ain Shams and Ezbet el-Nasr in Cairo, Markaz El-Abhath/ Warraq and Masaken Geziret El-Dahab in Giza. The committees will be responsible for monitoring and following up on community needs. They represent the community when it comes to interactions with the programme. Community […]

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