Our Projects

Poverty Reduction

  • Employment Creation in Innovative Public Works Programmes

    The program aims to respond to the urgent need to create short term employment and to build capacities and skills of Egyptian unemployed youth especially in rural area in response to the current economic crisis.

  • National Global Compact and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Center

    The purpose of this project is to promote the practice and awareness on corporate social responsibility and the Global Compact (GC). The project was designed to: a) Support the establishment and set up of the national center; b) Develop the capacity of the staff at the center on CSR and GC; c) Support the center in availing services for the private sector.

  • Egypt Network for Integrated Development (ENID)

    The project aims to develop and design effective strategies that address obstacles to vital social and economic development challenges. Its aim is to create a viable process for the identification of problem areas and for the dissemination of solutions to selected national problems in an integrated process.

  • The Social Contract Advisory, Monitoring and Coordination Centre

    The purpose of this project is to establish a Social Contract Advisory, Monitoring and Coordination Center within the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) at the Prime Minister’s Office.

  • Social Fund for Development – Phase IV

    This phase will allow for further strengthening of SFD’s capacity to become an effective agent for inclusive development in Egypt, and in turn, enhancing SFD’s position to become amongst the first tier of national development agencies operating in middle-income countries.

  • The cooperation between the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and UNDP takes a new direction with this project, which is supporting MOF as an economic actor in Egypt’s development. MOF’s traditional role of being the government’s financial arm and controller of income and expenditure was extended to being the source of macro-fiscal policy advice to the government during the last cooperation phase with UNDP.

  • Strengthening Institutional and Human Resources Capacities of the Ministry of Social Solidarity

    The project aims to strengthen MoSS capacity to better deliver social protection services to the poor, women and the persons with disabilities.

Democratic Governance

  • Participatory Strategic Urban Planning for Alexandria City till 2032

    The project is expected to develop a Strategic Urban Plan (SUP) for Alexandria City to provide the road map that will guide development in the city till year 2032, reflecting the Governorate’s vision and goals.

  • Abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation and Empowerment of Families

    The Joint Programme builds on the various successes of the first phase “FGM-Free Village Model” and works in an integrated fashion bringing all of the relevant UN Agencies and relevant government counterparts to work together towards a national strategy to combat FGM coupled with a strong family empowerment package to empower families socially and economically.

  • Strategic Development Plan for Greater Cairo Region 2050

    Given the importance of the region as the urban, political, social and economic capital of Egypt and one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world, the project's main objective is to develop a vision for Cairo till 2050 using a participatory approach.

  • Strategic Development Plan of Southern Egypt (New Valley)

    The project focuses on strengthening local administrations and building capacities in planning for sustainable human settlements, especially in strategic planning and community-based planning.

  • Participatory National, Regional and Governorate Strategic Planning for Balanced Spatial Development (SPAD)

    The project aims to improve the institutional capacity at the sub-national level in strategic planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. The project is expected to produce a national spatial development plan to guide the physical development of Egypt till the year 2050.

  • Strengthening Result Management Capacities to Support National Development

    The objective of the project is to strengthen the capacity for Result Based Management (RBM) in Egypt to increase the effectiveness of national development efforts.

  • Technical Support to the Ministry of Local Development in Support to the Local Development

    UNDP, in partnership with the United Nations Capital development Fund (UNCDF), provides technical support to enable the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) and its Local Administration Reform Unit (LARU) perform its core functions and operate as the central entity to guide the decentralization reform and the development of a “National Decentralization Strategy”.

  • Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa

    This project aims to support the Cairo Regional Center for Training on Conflict Resolution & Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) by strengthening its institutional capacity so that it continues to be a regional and international centre of excellence in peacekeeping, peace-building and conflict resolution.

  • Strengthening of the Democratic Process in Egypt

    Elections give people a voice in the democratic process. In Egypt, the electoral process is an essential step in the transition period to consolidate the path to democracy. The purpose of this project is to support national efforts to enhance the credibility and sustainability of electoral institutions and processes, with a particular emphasis on capacity development and women’s empowerment.

  • Integrating Human Rights in Higher Education

    As the country makes the transition to democracy, there is an urgent need for civic education and for building a culture of human rights as well as democratic values and practices. Strengthening the capacity of the higher education system for human rights education is critical to promote the culture and principles of human rights for a large target group of the Egyptians namely the youth students in the higher education system.

  • Support to Legal Aid and Dispute Settlement in Family Courts

    The Ministry attaches high priority to the development of the judicial as well as the administrative capacity of courts which is to be achieved through continuous training and exposure to international best practices and comparative experiences.

  • Strengthening Transparency and Integrity in the Civil Service

    Following the first phase, an evaluation report was developed to assess if the planned activity results were achieved. Phase II of the project was designed according to the transitional period following the 25 January revolution. In this interim period defined by uncertainty as to what government set-up there will eventually be, the project focuses on three types of activities.

  • Support to the National Council for Human Rights (INSAN) Phase II

    INSAN II is the new phase of collaboration between NCHR and UNDP to strengthen the capacity of the Council to provide recommendations to further the protection and promotion of human rights and to ensure and monitor the implementation of the Human Rights Conventions and Covenants signed by Egypt

  • Strengthening Development Planning and Management in Greater Cairo

    The strategic objective of this project is represented in the active contribution to realizing the strategic vision for the development of Greater Cairo represented in achieving social justice and economic competitiveness, as well as being environment-friendly through priority development projects, participatory planning processes and preparing studies of institutional, legal and administrative development.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery

  • Support to the North West Coast Development and Mine Action Plan

    In partnership with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, to support the development of the North West Coast and Inland Desert through a) the establishment of the Executive Secretariat for Mine Clearance and the Development of the North West Coast (NWC)(Exec Sec) b) the development of a communication strategy and resource mobilization strategy; c) the conduct of de-mining activities based on clearly identified humanitarian and development needs; and d) the conduct of mine risk education and victim assistance activities.

  • Support to the North West Coast Development Plan and Relevant Mine Action: Phase II

    In partnership with the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Defense, this project will build on the foundations put and the successes realized during the first phase to further strengthen the national capacities of stakeholders to address Mine Action in Egypt through the provision of relevant tools and mechanisms; reintegrate mine victims into the economy as productive community members; and support the continuation of mine clearance operations in line with the national Development Plan of the North West Coast.

Environment and Energy

  • Adaptation to Climate Change in the Nile Delta

    In partnership with the Coastal Research Institute of the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, the project aims to integrate the management of Sea Level Rise risks into the development of Egypt’s Low Elevation Coastal Zone in the Nile Delta.

  • BioEnergy for Sustainable Rural Development

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the objective of this project is to remove the technical, institutional, informational, financial and other market barriers to the increasing use of biomass energy in promoting sustainable rural development in Egypt.

  • Conservation of Migratory Soaring Birds

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to demonstrate the double mainstreaming approach of Sustainable Economic Growth in the Red Sea Governorate, Egypt – funded by USAID LIFE.

  • Strengthening Protected Area Financing and Management Systems

    Through the partnership with the Nature Conservation Sector of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, this project aims to establish a sustainable protected area financing system, with associated management structures, systems and capacities needed to ensure the effective use of generated revenues for priority biodiversity conservation needs.

  • Sustainable Transport

    In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the project aims to reduce the growth of energy consumption and the related greenhouse gas emissions of the transport sector in Egypt, while simultaneously mitigating the local environmental and other problems of increasing traffic such as deteriorated urban air quality and congestion.

  • Solid Waste Management in Minya Governorate - Phase II

    The first phase of the project has established an independent SWM Organizational Structure in Minya Governorate – as a pilot project for other rural governorates – and developed an integrated plan for solid waste management in Minya Governorate. The second phase of this project consists of three components.

  • Support to the Egyptian Protected Areas (SEPA)

    Support to the Egyptian Protected Areas (SEPA) project is to be considered as a natural evolution of the Egyptian-Italian Environmental Cooperation Programme (EIECP). In this framework, It will contribute to the guarantee the sustainability of the activities undertakes to enhance the System of the Protected Areas of Egypt, in preparation of the third forthcoming phase of the EIECP and through complementary and synergic actions to the UNDP-GEF project ‘’Strengthening Protected Areas’ financing and management systems’’.

  • Phase-out of HydroChloroFluoroCarbons in Egypt, Foam Sector (HCFC)

    This project will contribute to Egypt’s efforts to fulfill its commitments in under the Montreal Protocol and its amendments through the phase-out the use of HCFC-141b in its PU insulation foam production sector. This project eliminates 136, 63 ODP t (1224 Mt HCFC-141b)

  •  National Biodiversity Planning to Support the implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Egypt (NBSAPs)

    This project is part of the second generation of Biodiversity Enabling Activities (BD EA) under the GEF. Egypt has been Party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since 2 June 1994. The project addresses the country’s need to continue to fulfil its obligations under the CBD, with particular focus on the Convention’s Article 6 and the CBD COP Decision X/2. Above all, the project is a significant contribution to Egypt’s efforts towards implementing the CBD Strategic Plan 2011-2020 at the national level.

  • Inadequate hazardous waste (HW) management in most of the 22 Arab countries served by the Basel Convention Regional Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for Arab States in Egypt (BCRC-Egypt) generates considerable public health and environmental problems, including contamination of soil and water.

  • Low Emission Capacity Building Project

    The project will, also, develop the capacity of experts and institutions in Egypt to respond to opportunities that have been identified for engaging Public Sector and Industry support and participation in addressing the issue of climate change. The Project seeks to build on various initiatives already developed by UNDP and partners, including the National Communication Support Programme (NCSP).

  • In partnership with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, the project will enable Egypt to prepare and submit its Third National Communication to the Conference of Parties (CoP) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in accordance with its commitments as a Party to the Convention as mandated by Articles 4 and 12 of the Convention and subsequent CoP decisions.

  • Supreme Council for Antiquities - ity

    The current phase of the project started in October 2013, with the aim of consolidating the activities implemented at Medinet Madi located in El Fayoum Governorate. Such initiative is, in fact, intending to permanently open to the public the archaeological park of Medinet Madi and its visitor center, developing a sustainable management system in terms of environmental protection and conservation of cultural heritage. In addition, the current project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • Improving Energy Efficiency for Lighting & Building Appliances

    The objective of the project is to facilitate a comprehensive market transformation of the Egyptian market towards the use of more energy efficient electric appliances at a level where cost-efficiency is proven.

  • Protect human health and the environment from unintentional releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs)

    The project’s main objective is to protect humans’ health and the environment by reducing POPs and other hazardous releases (e.g. mercury, lead, etc.) resulting from the unsound management of healthcare and electronic wastes.