Protect Human Health & the Environment from Unintentional Releases of Persistent Organic Pollutants

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 by demonstrating and promoting Best Available Techniques (BAT) and Best Environmental Practices (BEP) to soundly manage and dispose wastes through improving the regulatory system, enhancing its enforcement, raising awareness on these pollutants, and establishing the capacity for safe handling, transport and improved disposal of the pollutants containing waste.


What have we accomplished so far?

The project document was signed on September 15, 2015. The project is currently in the initiation phase.




Project start date:

January 2015

Estimated end date:

December 2021

Focus area:

  • eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions
  • Project office:

    UNDP in Egypt

    Implementing partner:

    Egyptian Environmental Affairs

    Funding Support by

    Donor name

  • United Nations Development Pro
  • Global Environment Fund Truste
  • Amount contributed


    Delivery in previous fiscal year

    2020 $143,083

    2019 $952,216

    2018 $519,267

    2017 $140,069

    2016 $105,668

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