Our Projects

Sustainable Development

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Democratic Governance and peacebuilding

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Climate and disaster resilience

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Gender equality

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Social, Economic and Legal Empowerment of Egyptian Women

    The integrated programme is implemented through UNDP, UN Women and UNFPA, and will help to address the different multi-faceted challenges that are facing women and young girls in Egypt through supporting a number of initiatives targeting three pillars of women’s empowerment including social, legal and economic empowerment.

  • Strategic Interventions to Combat Violence against Women

    The project aims to support the National Council for Women (NCW) to combat violence against women (VAW) in Egypt. Through the project, UNDP will work with the state and government institutions, namely, the National Council for Women (NCW), Ministries of Interior and Justice in addition to UN Women and UNFPA as well as relevant NGOs. The project will help raise awareness on VAW through media, develop innovative tools and applications to support societal engagement and to connect the various stakeholders to further law enforcement.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Innovation for Development

  • Enhance Efficiency and Accountability of the Public Sector in Egypt through Information and Communication Technology

    The project consists of a multi-level intervention where e-Government solutions are applied in order to increase efficiency and accountability of Public Sector’s processes, improve the delivery of services to the citizen, and enhance coordination among different government entities.

  • ICT for Women in Nuba- Integrated Rural Development Programme

    After the success of using ICT in “Integrated Program to develop Siwa” project, Egypt Information and Communication Technology Trust Fund (ICT-TF) has launched “ICT for Nuba”. The project aims to enhance the Nubian community by developing a Nubia portal that supports gender equality, education, health, and entrepreneurship. Additionally the project will provide women with access to vocational and SMEs management training courses, e-health services and education resources.

  • Jobs and skills for persons with disabilities with a focus on ICT-based solutions

    Persons with disabilities in Egypt tend to be economically excluded and are not active in the labour market. Moreover, many of them lack the needed ICT, soft and entrepreneurial skills to start their own businesses.

  • Masr Works Youth Centers

    This project aims to empower Egyptian youth and help them realize their opportunities through capacity building, job placement and entrepreneurship.

  • Smart Citizen

    Smart Citizen is a platform designed to generate participatory processes of people in cities. Connecting data, people and knowledge, the objective of the platform is to serve as a node for building productive and open indicators, and distributed tools, and thereafter the collective construction of the city for its own inhabitants.

  • South South Development Academy

    The South-South Development Academy Egypt (SSDA) was established in 2014 as a chapter of the Global South-South Development Academy to share the development experiences of countries of the South, based on common interests and provide shared platforms of learning and knowledge-exchange among those facing similar development challenges.

  • Support to the Modernization of the Egyptian Post (Phase II)

    In a sense of progress toward a better future and change, the Egyptian Government aims to renovate Egypt Post (EP) by modernizing the services provided to its citizens, especially the unprivileged ones.

  • Supporting Information Technology Institute (ITI) Activities – Phase II

    The project supports the implementing partner activities, ITI, in providing the Egyptian Public and Private labor market with a pool of highly qualified IT professionals and entrepreneurs.

  • Supporting the Activities of Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre (TIEC)

    In partnership with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, this five-year project aims to support the Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center, in achieving its mission to create an environment that nurtures talented ICT entrepreneurs with bright ideas, while enhancing Egypt’s reputation as a global competitor in high value-added innovation.

  • In partnership with the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) and Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), the project aims to build the formulation of regulatory strategies that promote and seek to ensure equal access to various ICT based services, which in turn has spillover effects in strengthening equal and equitable access to telecommunication services for the Egyptian society.

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