Habitat III took place over the second week of October (17-20), with an active participation from the official Egyptian delegation along with representatives of civil society, academia, youth and private sector supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The delegation attended and presented in a number of events that took place at the venue.
On the 20th of October 2016, the official Egyptian delegation along with other official delegates from all over the world, adopted the New Urban Agenda, committing to actively work on localizing and implementing the agenda nationally. The adopted agenda included a number of issues that face the Egyptian Urban Areas. Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Mobility, Poverty, Inequality, Environmental Degradation and Human Settlements Conditions were acknowledged with a vision that promotes the right to the city and cities for all, created through inclusiveness and participation. The principles of the agenda support the collaboration of a multi-disciplinary and sectoral approach focusing on the role of the different stakeholders while acknowledging the importance of finance. The agenda commits to participatory housing policies and equal affordable accessibility to basic physical and social infrastructure as well as land.
With Habitat III and the adoption of the New Urban Agenda in Quito 2016, GIZ has been commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda (INUA) in Egypt, facilitating a guided national follow up process succeeding the conference. The creation of an urban dialogue will be facilitated through the collaboration of different stakeholders representing national/local government, youth, academia, civil society and private sector, resulting in a final document called “Roadmap for Implementing the New Urban Agenda in Egypt.” The Roadmap is expected to be produced through an active urban dialogue between the relevant stakeholders.