Rowing the Atlantic: Adventurer Omar Samra, UNHCR and UNDP Joining Forces for Refugees
Dec 12, 2017
Inspirational adventurer, motivational speaker and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador, Omar Samra will set out on a journey to attempt one of the world’s most grueling challenges, rowing across the Atlantic, in solidarity with refugees and in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and UNDP. “#Rowing4Refugees” aims to raise awareness of the plight of millions of refugees and asylum-seekers through a first-hand experience of the hardships and risks that refugees often endure when fleeing conflict and seeking safety across dangerous waters.
Shift Toward Sustainable Business Models in Middle East & North Africa Could Unlock More Than US$600 Billion by 2030
Dec 4, 2017
countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) look to capitalise on new opportunities and grow their economies, an accelerated and radical shift toward sustainable business strategies could unlock more than US$637 billion and generate 12.4 million jobs across the region by 2030.
Launch of UNDP Youth Leadership Programme 3 (YLP 3): Regional Forum to Accelerate Arab Youth’s Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development
Dec 2, 2017
Building on previous achievements, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States’ (RBAS) is organizing the third Regional Forum of the Youth Leadership Programme (YLP 3) from 2 to 6 December 2017 in Cairo. Within the framework of the Mosharaka initiative, this year’s theme is “Accelerating Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Development” and the aim is to support young Arab women and men in refining innovative solutions for sustainable development challenges in their communities.
UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Project wins the Emirates Energy Award
Nov 6, 2017
UNDP-GEF Energy Efficiency Improvement Project implemented by Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy is awarded the Special Recognition Award under the Emirates Energy Award 2017. The UNDP-GEF project has received the award on 24 October 2017 within the inauguration ceremony of the Green Climate Summit that is hosted in Dubai.
EU, UNDP and the Government of Egypt work together towards mine clearance and the development of North West Coast region
Oct 23, 2017
(El Alamein, 23rd October 2017) On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the battles of El Alamein, Ambassador Ivan Surkoš, Head of European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, and Mr. Richard Dictus, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Egypt, accompanied by EU and UNDP representatives, visited ongoing activities of the EU-funded project ‘Support to the North West Coast Development Plan and Relevant Mine Action: Phase II’ implemented in the cities of Al Alamein and Matrouh.
GCF approves USD 31.4 million for a UNDP Project to Enhance Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast and Nile Delta Regions in Egypt
Oct 1, 2017
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) 18th Board meeting, convened in Cairo, has approved the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project entitled “Enhancing Climate Change Adaptation in the North Coast of Egypt” to be implemented by the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation with a total budget of USD 31.4 million over seven years.
Roundtable Discussion to operationalize "Impact@Africa" Coordinating Network to step-up impact investment in Africa
Jul 31, 2017
The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is holding the ‘Africa Impact Investment Coordinating Network Strategy Validation and Operationalization Meeting', on the 31st of July and the 1st of August 2017 at the Ministry’s premises.
CCCPA, Government of Japan and UNDP Launch a New Phase of Cooperation
May 11, 2017
At a ceremony hosted by the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Ambassador Said Hindam, Assistant Foreign Minister and Director of International Cooperation for Development, Ms. Randa Aboul-Hosn, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, and Counselor Ashraf Swelam, Director of the Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) signed a project document that launches a new phase of cooperation in support of peace and security in Africa.
UN, Egyptian Foreign Ministry, Francophone Embassies Celebrate International Sport Day
Apr 22, 2017
To mark both the International Day of Sport for Peace and Development and the International Francophonie Day, a celebration was held in Cairo that included a football match between the United Nations family and Francophone embassies in Egypt.
High-Level European Union Official & UNDP Representative visit Al Alamein Primary School and take stock of mine action project at the North West Coast
Apr 13, 2017
The European Union (EU) Director-General (DG) for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Christian Danielsson and the UNDP Resident Representative Richard Dictus visited the 'Support to the North West Coast Development and Mine Action Plan' project activities, expressing their support to the demining process and the development of the North West Coast.