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EGYPTS COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING FRAMEWORK SUMMARY (2001 2011)
EMPLOYMENT/SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
BUILDING CAPACITY FOR EVIDENCE BASED DEVELOPMENT (MEA AWARDS)
BASIC EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP
ENVIRONMENT AND REGIONAL PROGRAMMING
 


EGYPTS COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMING FRAMEWORK SUMMARY (2001 2011)

                            Overview

                            Background

                            Framework for Development

                            Basic Education

                            Small and Medium Enterprise Development

                            Cross-Cutting Themes

                            More Information

 

Overview

The Egypt Country Development Programming Framework (CDPF) outlines the agreed rationale for the Canadian International Development Agencys program in Egypt and acts as a guide for the Agencys activities over the next ten years.

Building on 25 years programming experience in Egypt, the CDPF puts a renewed focus on supporting Egypt in its efforts to reduce poverty amongst the countrys marginalized groups; in particular women and children/youth.  Canada and Egypt have agreed to focus development cooperation efforts on increasing employment opportunities, primarily through SME development, and assisting Egypt in achieving the Millenium Development Goal of universal access to good quality, basic education.

Gender equality, environmental sustainability, institutional capacity building and child protection will be integral, cross-cutting components, ensuring that the program under the new framework is targeted at those most in need.

CIDAs investment in Egypt will remain at CDN$15-20 million annually.  By 2005/06, about 45% of this total will be allocated to small and medium enterprise development and 40% toward basic education.  Bearing in mind that other areas for cooperation may be agreed as the Canada-Egypt relationship evolves, approximately 15% has been set aside to fund programs outside the two principle areas of support.

Background

Canada has an honourable history of involvement in North Africa and the Middle East and continues to support efforts for peace and security throughout the region.  Egypt remains a primary partner for the Canadian development assistance program despite much progress because poverty remains a major concern; the nation plays a strategic and influential role in the region in regard to water and peace; and our two nations share many global interests which offer important opportunities for development co-operation.

CIDA has been an active partner with the Government of Egypt and Egyptian NGOs for 25 years.  Since its inception in 1976, the Egypt Program has provided CDN$1 billion in support for about 540 projects. CIDAs program in Egypt is one of its largest in Africa. 

The early programs were primarily lines of credit for commodities and infrastructure projects.  By the 1980s, the focus shifted to providing technical assistance, supporting private-sector development and economic reforms, and addressing environmental concerns.

The last CDPF, in 1993, concentrated on job creation (especially for women), civil society empowerment and government reform.  Environmental programming also became an important component of CIDAs work, in particular the preservation and better management of Egypts limited water resources.

CIDAs approach is to help those in need, in accordance with a vision of sustainable development shared by both Canada and Egypt and within the scope of the search for peace, security and prosperity of the region as a whole.  Because a multitude of factors influence and intersect our mutual goals, CIDAs activities have been spread across the spectrum of development.  Increasingly, however, the primary focus of both governments actions is to increase peoples knowledge and expertise so that they are better able to help themselves.  The new CDPF is meant to focus Canadas contribution to these activities, while remaining supportive of other components that impact on all development such as gender equality, environmental sustainability, strong institutions and the protection of children.

 

Framework for Development

According to the CDPF, the two primary streams of Canadian development assistance to Egypt over this next decade will be support for Small and Medium Enterprise Development and Basic Education.  The Government of Egypt has demonstrated a strong commitment to these areas and there is well-developed Canadian expertise and experience available; thus our development partnership will be able to build on existing models and structures to support the growth of small business, the creation of more and better jobs and the provision of equitable access to higher quality education for marginalized groups within the country.

A further 15% of bilateral disbursement is being reserved to provide some flexibility for supporting areas of shared global development interests.

 

Basic Education

Investing in education is at the heart of progressive economic and social reform.  Throughout the 1990s, the Egyptian Government has increased spending on education to 20% of all its public expenditures.  CIDA in partnership with UNICEF has played a significant role in helping the governments educational investments reach marginalized groups within the society; in particular girls.  The CDPF reaffirms and expands CIDAs commitment to education in Egypt by emphasizing greater community involvement in schools, better pedagogical strategies that encourage activity-based learning and the integration of these innovative structures into the mainstream school system.

 

Small and Medium Enterprise Development

Outside the agricultural sector, Small and Medium Enterprises account for nearly three-quarters of the jobs, in Egypt.  In 2001, the Government of Egypt gave US$70 million to the Social Fund for Development earmarked for SME development.  However, a growing number of people are unemployed, underemployed or in unpaid work.  CIDA and its Egyptian partners has assisted more than 1000 businesses in the last decade and helped create over 10,000 jobs.  This concentration on job creation and SME growth will be strengthened and expanded.  CIDAs goal is to provide expertise and resources to SME support agencies, ensure that the vocational training opportunities available are appropriate to the industry (and, whenever possible, geared toward women) and promote the establishment of business advisory groups.

 

Cross-Cutting Themes

Four integral cross-cutting themes will help to ensure that the benefits accruing from an emphasis on education and enterprise will reach those most in need.  They are:

                  Gender Equality: CIDAs programs will ensure that girls have access to quality basic education and that women micro-entrepreneurs are supported.

                  Environmental Sustainability: Support will be given to entrepreneurs and business associations to implement sound environmental practices and improve the health and safety of their workers.  At a more basic level, support will be given to Egyptian efforts to integrate environmental education programs into the community and vocational school curriculum.

                  Institutional Capacity Building: The vision of an educated and enterprising society cannot be realized without effective governmental and non-governmental institutions.  CIDA programs will help to upgrade the skills of national and local government departments as well as civil society groups.

                  Child Protection: There are an estimated two million children working full time in Egypt.  CIDA will work with SME organizations, NGOs concerned with child welfare and governments to ensure these children are treated fairly and provided with the opportunity to attend school.

 

More Information

For the full text of the Country Development Programming Framework, visit CIDAs website at www.acdi-cida.gc.ca and click on CIDA Around the World or contact us at:

CIDA Headquarters:

            200 Promenade du Portage
            Hull, Qubec K1A 0G4
            Telephone:        (819) 997 5006

Canadian Embassy:

            26 Kamel El Shenawy St.,
            Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
            Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
            Fax:                  (02) 794 7659

 

EMPLOYMENT/SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

                            Egyptian Labour Market Service Reform (ELMSR)

                            Small & Medium Business Support Project (SMBSP)

                            Small & Medium Enterprise Development in Upper Egypt (SMEDUP)

                            Small & Medium Enterprise Policy Development (SMEPOL)

                            Small & Medium Enterprise Program (SME)

                            Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child (PPIC-WORK)

Egyptian Labour Market Service Reform (ELMSR)

CIDA Contribution:       $4.85M
Duration:                      
  2002‑2006
Canadian Cooperant : 
 Donna Koeltz, Co-operant, Cairo
Local Partner:               Social Fund for Development & Ministry of Manpower and
Immigration

Project Overview

This is a follow‑up project to the successful Egyptian Labour Adjustment Services Project (ELAS) which  strengthened the capacity of the Government of Egypt to redeploy displaced workers.   ELMSR's purpose is to support the creation of a national job matching service by creating a network of accessible employment centres in 26 governorates.  The centres will be an adaptation of the Canadian employment centre model.  The capacity of professional staff to operate the employment service will be improved and the Egyptian Occupation, Information System (EOIS) will be developed to include an Electronic Labour Exchange.

The aim of  introducing modernized employment centres throughout Egypt that offer a full range of services (career counseling, job matching, or placement), is to support the GOE's Human Resources Development Plan goal of reducing overall unemployment.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Ms. Donna Koeltz
Project Director, ELMSR
Social Fund for Development
1 Wadi El Nil Street, Mohandessin, Giza
Telephone:        (02) 329 3036
Fax:                  (02) 579 0577 attn: Donna Koeltz, Apt. # 184
E‑mail: dkoeltz@intouch.com

 

Egyptian Partner

Mr. Magdy Amin
Director General, Human Resources
Human Development and Public Projects Group
Social Fund for Development
1 Wadi El Nil Street, Mohandessin, Giza
Telephone:        (02) 347 6932 ext.: 187

 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Manal Guindi
Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail: manal.guindi@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Small and Medium Business Support Project (SMBSP)

CIDA Contribution:                  $15,790,000
Duration:                                  1996‑2003
Canadian Executing Agency:     Deloitte& Touche, Guelph, (in association with ACCC)
Local Partner:                           Governorate of Dakahlia, Egypt

 

Project Overview

In co‑operation with Dakahlia Governorate, this project promotes long‑term job creation by developing a local business support infrastructure capable of strengthening small and medium enterprises.  Based in Mansoura, the project helps local business associations, NGOs, Government departments and a vocational training centre to provide effective services to SMEs. This includes advice and technical assistance, information and training of Vocational Training Centre trainers, entrepreneurs, workers and university graduates. It is also pioneering innovative Governorate level services including a One‑Stop‑Shop for obtaining licenses.

Core components include:

                   SME Development Association (Business Advisory Service Center)

                   Business Information Centre & International Trade Point

                   Business Facilitation Centre (OSS)

                   Businesswomen's Association (BWA)

                   Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (ECP)

                   Professional Development Institute (PDI)

                   Industrial Partnership Units (IPU) ‑ Aluminium and Welding

Complementary activities:

                   Environmental Awareness Program

                   Environmental Adjustment Program

                   Business Training

                   University Curriculum Review

                   Practical Training of New Graduates

                   Outreach Program

                   Child Workers Awareness Program

                   SME Partners Network

                   Education/Industry Interface.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Dr. Salama Fahmy, Project Field Director
Mr. Bruce McPherson, Institutional Strengthening Advisor
Ms. Louise Godbout, Business Services Advisor
P.O. Box 170, Mansoura
Telephone:        (050) 233 3652 / 233 3653
Fax:                  (050) 231 8007
E‑mail: s.fahmy@link.net & bruegypt@intouch.com & lougod@globetrotter.net

Egyptian Partner

Mr. Mohamed El Sergany 
Secretary General
Dakahlia Governorate
Mansoura, Egypt
Telephone:        (050) 253 2574
Fax:                  (050) 253 2760

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran
Field Rep and Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy Street, Garden City
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax :                 (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
                   eman.omran@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Small Enterprise Development in Upper Egypt (SMEDUP).

CIDA Contribution:                  $11,370,000
SFD Contribution:                    LE 30 million in credit lines
Duration:                                  1996‑2003
Canadian Executing Agency:     Foundation for International Training (FIT)
Local Partner:                           Social Fund for Development (SFD)

 

Project Overview

Following a $500,000 phase I (essentially a feasibility study), the second phase of SMEDUP began operations in January 1996. The project is providing employment in small and medium enterprises for members of marginal population groups in the Qena, Sohag and Beni Suef governorates of Upper Egypt. Working with the Egyptian Social Fund for Development, the project delivers advisory services, training, technical assistance, and credit to new entrepreneurs in the three regions.   The delivery system consists of three Regional Enterprise Development Centres (REDECs) as well as a Cairo based national SME support organization, El Mobadara.  New entrepreneurs are being helped to establish a total of 2,000 start up businesses leading to the creation of 8,000 full time jobs. 

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Dr. Ayman Mahmoud, Field Director
El‑Mobadara
12 Shehab Street, Mohandessin, Giza,
Telephone:        (02) 760 0357
Fax:                  (02) 760 0349
E‑mail:
                  fitayman@link.net

Egyptian Partner

Mr. Yehia Agami
President, Small Enterprise Development Organization (SEDO)
Social Fund for Development
1, Wadi El Nile Street, Fouad Mohee El Din Square
Mohandessen, Giza
Telephone:        (02) 303 0893
Fax:                  (02) 303 0891
E-mail:
                   sfdmis@powermall.intouch.com

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran, PTL
Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy Street, Garden City
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
                   eman.omran@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Micro/Small and Medium Enterprise Policy Development (SMEPOL).

CIDA Contribution:                  $4,229,150
Duration:                                  2000 ‑ 2004
Canadian Executing Agency:     International Development Research Centre ($500,000)
Local Partner:                           Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Trade

 

Project Overview

CIDA and Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are supporting Egypt's transition towards a market based economy by assisting the Ministry of Foreign Trade  in its efforts to improve the policy environment for micro, small and medium enterprise development .  The project consists of four components:

1)                  Development of M/SME policies, legislation and regulations;

2)                  Upgrade and maintain human and institutional capacities of the Development Unit and the General Department for M/SMEs by providing training and technical assistance;

3)                  Research and create an information system to aid the in developing effective M/SME policy, legislation and regulations for M/SME sector;

4)                  Network and consult public to improve awareness and support for SME development of policies.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Mr. Greg Goodwin, Project Coordinator
Senior SME Specialist
Ministry of Foreign Trade
8 Adly Street, Cairo
Telephone:        (02) 395 8326
Fax:                  (02) 395 5671
E-mail:              ggoodwin@sme.gov.eg
Website
:           www.sme.gov.eg

Egyptian Partner

Ms. Manal Hussein Abdel Razek
Advisor to the Minister on SME Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Trade
8 Adly Street, Cairo
Telephone:        (02) 391 1099
Fax:                  (02) 390 3029

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran, PTL
Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy, Garden City
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:                 
 eman.omran@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Small and Medium Enterprise Program (SME)

CIDA Contribution:                  Up to $20m
Duration:                                  2003 2009
Canadian Executing Agency:     TBD
Local Partner:                           TBD

 

Program Overview

In CIDA's 2001‑2011 Egypt Country Development Programming Framework (CDPF), approximately forty‑five percent of bilateral expenditures over the next decade will be on Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) development.  CIDA currently has three niches within SME development in Egypt which will be continued under the new program:

1)                  Testing and development of non‑financial services;

2)                  Supporting start‑up businesses as well as existing firms, and;

3)                  Supporting organizations that take a business‑like approach.

The future SME Program will be packaged as one program rather than activities distributed over four or more projects, as has been the case in the past.  It is anticipated that this will generate advantages in both effectiveness and efficiency, particularly through increased policy and management coherence.  The proposed SME Program is being implemented on an iterative basis which will result in the new program being operational by the end of 2003.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran
Field Rep and Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy, Garden City
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:                  
 eman.omran@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Promoting and Protecting the Rights of the Child  (PPIC-Work)

CIDA Contribution:                  $2.5M
Duration:                                  2002‑2005
Canadian Executing Agency:     Partners in Technology Exchange Ltd. (PTE Ltd), and Mennonite Economic Development Association (MEDA)
Local Partners:                         Egyptian Association for Community Initiatives & Development

                                                Centre for Macroeconomic and Project Appraisal (MEPA), IC/MFA

National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
Egyptian Small and Micro-enterprise Association (ESMA)

Project Overview

Beginning in Aswan, the PPIC‑Work project will develop a series of products and processes to improve the health, safety and learning opportunities for children who work in small businesses.  Once the tools are ready, a network of micro and small enterprise promotion agencies, under the Egyptian Small and Micro-enterprise Association, will help extend these tools to children working in other areas of Egypt.  A series of surveys and studies will also be carried out to help the Egyptian government to collect and analyze data for policy development and to engage in national and international discussion concerning children and work issues.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Mr. Richard Carothers
Director, PPIC-Work
PTE Limited, Box 176, St Agatha,
Ontario, Canada N0B 2L0
Telephone:        (519) 746 8196
Fax:                  (519) 746 9083
 E-mail:
              richard.carothers@sympatico.ca

Egyptian Partners

Dr. Mamdouh Foad, Executive Director
Egyptian Centre for Community Initiatives and Development (EACID)
Abtal El Tahrir Street, Aswan, Egypt
Telephone:        (097) 318 100
Fax:                  (097) 301 525
E-mail:
              madmouh-foad@hotmail.com

Mr. Bas Auer, Executive Director
Egyptian Small and Micro Enterprise Association (ESMA)
64 Tahrir St., Dokki, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 338 4521
Fax:                  (02) 338 5739
E-mail:
              auer@link.net


 Ms. Manal Shaheen, Senior Researcher
Macro Economic and Project Appraisal Centre
Department of International Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11 Jamal El Din Abu El Mahasen, Garden City
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 792 3791
Fax:                  (02) 794 5722
E-mail:
              shaheen_manal@hotmail.com

 
Amb. Hussein El Sadr, Consultant to the Council
National Council of Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
11 Misr Al Kadima, Cornish Al Maadi,
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 524 0122
Fax:                  (02) 524 0701
E-mail:
              husseinelsadr@hotmail.com

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes
First Secretary, Development
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City,
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

 

BASIC EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT

                            Building Capacity for Evidence Based Development (MEAwards)

                            Support to Egyptian Primary Schools (STEPS)

Building Capacity for Evidence Based Development (MEAwards)

CIDA Contribution:                  $792,000
Duration:                                  2002‑2004
Executing Agency:                    Population Council, Cairo Office
Local Partners:             Various researchers and Research networks

 

Project Overview

This project supports the Population Council's regional MEAwards program, which attempts to bridge the gap between policy makers and social policy analysts exploring critical and emerging issues of relevance to the region, particularly in the sectors of youth and Arab families. In the two year period of this project, the MEAwards program will expand into two new areas of social policy research: Education reform, youth policy and Arab families.

Contacts in Egypt:

Executing Agency

Ms. Moushira El Geziri, Deputy Director
MEAwards, Population Council|
59 Misr-Helwan Agriculture Road, Maadi
Telephone:        (02) 525 5965 / 7 /8
Fax:                  (02) 525 5962
Email:
               mgeziri@pccairo.org
Website:           www.popcouncil.org/meawards

 

Mr. Abdel Ghaffar Mohamed, Director
MEAwards, Population Council
59 Misr-Helwan Agriculture Road, Maadi
Telephone:        (02) 525 5965 / 7 /8
Fax:                  (02) 525 5962
Email:  
             aghaffar@pccairo.org

 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes, First Secretary of Development
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel el Shenawy St.,
Garden City, Cairo
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
Email
:               deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

 

Support to Egyptian Primary Schools (STEPS)

CIDA Contribution:                  Up to $25 M.
Duration:                                  2002‑2008 (Program under development; projects at different stages of design)
Canadian Executing Agency:     Various TBD
Local Partners:                         Egyptian Ministry of Education, UNICEF Cairo and others TBD

Project Overview

Investing in education is at the heart of progressive economic and social reform.  CIDAs 2001-2011 Egypt Country Development Programming Framework (CDPF) commits the Agency to allocate 40% of its bilateral spending to basic education by 2005-6.  Throughout the 1990s the Egyptian government increased spending on education to about 20% of its public expenditures.  Through its support of Community Schools with UNICEF, CIDA played a significant role in ensuring that the government's educational support reaches society's marginalized groups, especially girls.  CIDA's 2001‑2011 CDPF reaffirms and expands CIDA's commitment to education by emphasizing greater community involvement in schools, better pedagogical strategies and integration of quality teaching innovations into the mainstream school system. 

Support to Egyptian Primary Education, an Education program comprised of a number of projects is currently under development.  The Projects, to be designed in cooperation with the Ministry of Education are:

1. STEPS I ‑         The expansion and sustainability of CIDA‑UNICEF Community Schools in Upper Egypt
2. STEPS II ‑        Support for Upper Egyptian One Classroom Schools, support to quality education in mainstream schools and  Curriculum Delivery
3. Other:                CIDA is also considering support in two new areas; support to early childhood education in kindergartens, and selected investments in appropriate information technology.

Contacts in Egypt:

Executing Agency

STEPS I
Dr. Malak Zaalouk
Chief Education Officer
UNICEF Cairo, Maadi, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 526 5083
Fax:                  (02) 526 4218

Egyptian Partners

Dr. Hassan Bilawy
Senior Undersecretary
Egyptian Ministry of Education
Telephone:        (02) 794 6451
Fax:     (02) 794 2959

 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes
First Secretary, Development
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City,
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

CIVIL SOCIETY PARTNERSHIP

                            Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CF)

                            Female Genital Mutilation Project (FGM)

                            Participatory Development Program (PDP)

Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CF)

CIDA Contribution:                  L.E. 325,000 Annually, or approximately L.E. 75,000 per project
Duration:                                  1983 present.  Projects are usually funded for 1 year until they are self reliant Egyptian Contribution:   A small amount of the project budget is often required from the NGO to ensure commitment and is later returned to aid sustainability

Project Overview

The Canada Fund for Local Initiatives is a special Fund from CIDA for small scale local initiatives projects.  The aim of the Canada Fund is to finance small, grassroots, and community run projects that provide economic, educational, technical and/or social development assistance to local communities in Egypt.  The program operates in all parts of Egypt including Upper and Lower Egypt as well as the Oases and the Sinai Peninsula.  The Canada Fund falls under the authority of the Canadian Ambassador in Cairo.

The Canada Fund aims to respond to pressing needs in local communities to improve living conditions, therefore successful projects that qualify for funding through the Canada Fund should:

1)                  Respond to community needs;

2)                  Involve community participation;

3)                  Foster self-reliance by encouraging local management, local financing and local initiatives;

4)                  Make the maximum use of local resources;

5)                  Prove to be self-sustainable;

6)                  Involve women as active participants and beneficiaries;

7)                  Promote environmental protection and sustainability.

Project proposals can be submitted at any time of the year.  The proposal should outline the main objectives of the project, a description of the target group, a project description (that includes the impact of the project on women and the environment), and an itemized budget.  A field visit to the project site and the organizations premises is usually made by the Canada Fund coordinator in order to assess and facilitate project implementation.

Click here for Project Request Form

Contacts in Egypt

Egyptian Contact

Mr. Karim Tartoussieh, Canada Fund Coordinator
CIDA Project Support Unit
4 Latin America St.,
Osiris Building 
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 8967 / 5901
Fax:                  (02) 796 4148
E-mail
:                    karimtartoussieh@egyptpsu.com 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Manal Guindi, Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy St.,
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:    
               manal.guindi@dfait-maeci.gc.ca  

Female Genital Mutilation Project (FGM)

CIDA Contribution:                  $500,000
Duration:                               2002 2004
Executing Agency:                 The National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM), UNDP Cairo

Project Overview

The FGM-Free Village Model project is a pooled funding initiative that receives contributions from several donors totaling over $4,000,000.  This is the first time in Egypt international agencies have pooled resources and experience to address a single development issue.

The FGM project supports several development themes including child protection, reproductive health and basic human rights.  It is designed to address targeted villages with respect to socio-cultural norms related to the practice of female genital mutilation.  The project will seek to support advocacy, empower girls at risk and address the socio-cultural roots of FGM through a series of interventions including building awareness of the rights of girls to participate in decisions affecting their lives.

The project is being implemented in 6 Governorates of Upper Egypt: Minya, Sohag, Qena, Beni Suef, Aswan and Assuit. Project managers will use a socio-cultural approach, whereby FGM will be placed within the broader development of the rights of girls.  The approach aims at addressing the false beliefs behind FGM by creating an environment conducive to dialogue and advocacy.  An integrated social communication campaign will be targeted to influence FGM decisions at both the family and community levels.  Progress will be monitored through pre- and post- assessments of behaviors and trends of FGM practice.  The project model is intended for dissemination on a national sale with opportunities to refine the model as the project evolves. 

Contacts in Egypt:

Executing Agency:

Dr. Dina El Naggar, Project Coordinator
UNDP
1191 Cornich el Nil
World Trade Center Building
Boulac, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 578 4840 / 578 4846
E-mail:    
              dina.elnaggar@undp.org

Amb. Moushira Khattab, Secretary
National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM)
Cornich El Maadi
Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 524 0122 / 524 0406
Fax:                  (02) 524 0701

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Manal Guindi, Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel el Shenawy St.,
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              manal.guindi@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Participatory Development Program (PDP)

CIDA Contribution:                  $14.7Million
Duration:                                  2003‑2008
Canadian Executing Agency:     Canadian Executing Agency Selection underway
Local Partner:                           Egyptian Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs (MISA)

Program Overview

The Participatory Development Program, aims to develop the capacity of mid‑sized Egyptian NGOs. It is comprised of three $4.9 Million sub-project facilities (funds): 

        Participatory Development Facility
        Gender Equality Facility
        Child Development Facility

Delivered in partnership with the Egyptian Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs, the PDP will provide the NGOs with funding for community‑based project delivery, capacity development and research and networking.

Contacts in Egypt:

Egyptian Partner

Ambassador Ahmed Abou Kheir
Ministerial Advisor
Ministry of Insurance and Social Affairs
Cairo, Egypt

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes
Program Team Leader; First Secretary, Development
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

ENVIRONMENT AND REGIONAL PROGRAMMING

        Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

        Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund (EEIF)

        Egyptian Environmental Information System (EEIS)

        Greenhouse Gas Inventory Project (GHG)

        National Water Quality and Availability Management (NAWQAM)

        New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD Africa Fund II)

        under the Canada Fund for Africa

        Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and the Nile Basin International Discourse

Climate Change Initiative (CCI)

CIDA Contribution:                  $4.2Million through CCCDF
Egyptian Contribution:   L.E. 12 Million for internal gas infrastructure
Duration:                                  2001 2005
Canadian Executing Agency:     Roche International Inc.
Local Partner:                           Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund (EEIF), Environmental Protection Fund (EFP), Egyptian Town Gas (ETG)

Project Overview

The goal of the project is to assist the government of Egypt in reducing growth of greenhouse gas emissions.  The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of targeted organizations to participate in global efforts to combat and realize improvements in climate change.

CCI project targets 50 brick factories in a large cluster in the GIZA area which will be provided with technical and management assistance, training, awareness and information, financing and technology transfer to upgrade their combustion system to natural gas.

The project was requested by the Brick Makers Association.  The Egyptian Town Gas company has already agreed to provide a natural gas distribution system to the cluster of 50 factories at its own expense, as long as the factories agree to sign contracts to purchase the gas once upgrades are complete.

Contacts in Egypt

Egyptian Partner

Ms. Hoda Sabry
Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) Manager
Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund
30 Misr Helwan Agricultural Road
Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 525 6152
Fax:                  (02) 525 6151
EPF Phone:        (02) 525 5168 

Eng. Ibrahim Shawkat, Chairman
Egyptian Town Gas (ETG)
P.O.Box 1231, Kornish El Nil-El Werrak
Imbaba, Giza
Telephone:        (012) 218 4538 

Mr. Moustafa Korany, Manager
Faisal Islamic Bank
Zagazig Branch, E Montazah Square
Al Akadeen Tower, Zagazig
Telephone:        (010) 102 3081
Fax:                  231 4528

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran, PTL
Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy st.,
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              eman.omran@dfait.maeci.gc.ca 

 

Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund (EEIF)

CIDA Contribution:                     $19.6 Million
Duration:                                  1997 to 2004
Canadian Executing Agency:       Roche International Inc., St. Foy Quebec
Local Partner:                           Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) 

Project Overview

This project aims to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to implement environmental projects which help preserve Egypt's natural resources, especially soil and water. It provides both technical and financial assistance.

The Egyptian Environmental Initiatives Fund (EEIF) is a responsive financing mechanism to support SME and NGO initiatives which offer a high potential for sustainable success, innovation and replication, and which strengthen the role of these organisations in environmental policy development and implementation. The Fund has three components supported by environmental awareness and promotion efforts:

1) Environmental Management and Technology
2) Community Participation
3) Green Enterprise.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Mr. Richard Szudy, Project Manager
Project Team Leader
Roche Ltd c/o Stone & Webster
2300 Younge St., Suite 1704
Toronto, Ontario M4P 2W6
Telephone:        (416) 932 4266
Fax:                  (416) 932 5347
E-mail:
              szudy@rogers.com
Web site:           www.eeif-eg.org

Ms. Azza Kandil
EEIF Office
3 Mohamed Fathy St.
Degla, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 521 2099 / 2060
Fax:                  (02) 521 0229 

Egyptian Partner

Ms. Hoda Sabry, Environmental Protection Fund Manager (EPF), and EEAA
30, Misr Helwan Agric. Raod
Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 525 6452
Fax:                  (02) 525 6457

 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Eman Omran, PTL
Senior Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy, Garden City
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
             eman.omran@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Egyptian Environmental Information Systems Project (EEIS)

CIDA Contribution:                  $12,783,000
EEAA Contribution:                  $1,800,000 cdn in Egyptian L.E.
Duration:                                  1997 ‑ 2004
Canadian Executing Agency:     Roche International Inc., Sainte-Foy, Quebec
Local Partner:                           Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA)

Project Overview

Working with the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) this project is helping to establish an information system to collect, analyze, manage and use environmental data to facilitate environmental decision making and policy formulation.

Phase I: developed technical systems and a number of environmental applications, including an Environmental Common information System designed to provide EEAA with access to and management of environmental data using standards for data integration and quality control.  This system is GIS based.

Phase II: involves the completion and deployment of outstanding Phase I initiatives, plus the development of an Environmental Information Strategic Plan to assist EEAA in the efficient collection, processing and dissemination of reliable environmental information.  It also includes the development of a Service Provision Plan to define the technical, financial and human resources needed to maintain the ongoing stability of the Environmental Information System.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Ms. Robyn Usher, Field Project Manager
EEAA Building
Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 525 6478
Fax:                  (02) 525 6480
E‑mail:
              usher@thewayout.net

Egyptian Partner

Dr. Mousa Ibrahim MousSa
Project Manager
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
EEAA Building
30 Misr Helwan Agric. Rd, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 525 6452
Fax:                  (02) 525 6490

Canadian Executing Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes
First Secretary, Development
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Project (GHG) 

CIDA Contribution:                              $495,000
Duration:                                           2002‑2004
Canadian Executing Agencies:     Environmental Affairs Division, Industry Canada Biothermica International Inc., Canada    
Local Partners:                                 Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Cairo Cleansing and Beautification Authority (CCBA) AAW Consulting Engineers, Egypt

Project Overview

Landfill Gas (LFG) emissions represent a major environmental concern across Egypt due to its direct impact on air quality and public health.  Identification of LFG sources and their quantities is the first step to minimising GHG emissions from landfills.  As a starting point for decision-making in proper design, operation and/or closure of solid waste disposal sites, this would also allow companies around the world to invest in emission reduction projects, in anticipation of the future restrictions on GHG emissions that may involve the Kyoto Protocol.  The projects is structured to include public and private sector expertise from Canada and Egypt.  Activities include:

1)                  Project initiation in collaboration with the EEAA, and the CCBA to review solid waste quantities and locations in Greater Cairo and the rest of Egypt; to review relevant government policies, soil conditions and land availability of landfill sites.

2)                  Field measurements of Methane and Landfill Gas (LFG) Emissions at the identified waste sites.

3)                  Development of a baseline GHG national inventory; by using field measurement data, specialized software and other predictive tools.  This will allow for the estimation of existing equivalent carbon dioxide emissions to the environment and provide projections for several solid waste scenarios.

4)                  Development of a protocol to measure Carbon Dioxide Credits, through the comparative measurements of LFG from existing landfills and from controlled pilot landfills established by the study team.

5)                  Development of a National Strategy for Management of Existing Solid Waste Disposal Sites, with the EEAA, to estimate the direct environmental and public health benefits of controlling GHG levels.

Contacts in Egypt:

Egyptian Partner

Eng. Joseph Alexan
Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Warith Consulting Engineers
37 Batal Ahmed Abdel Aziz St., Dokki
Telephone:        (02) 761 7737
Fax:                  (02) 761 7736

 

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Manal Guindi, PTL
Development Officer
Canadian Embassy
26 Kamel El Shenawy St.,
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail: 
             manal.guindi@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

National Water Quality and Availability Management (NAWQAM)

CIDA Contribution:                  $20,500,000
Egyptian Contribution:               LE 28 Million
Duration:                                  1997 ‑ 2007
Canadian Executing Agency:     Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration (PFRA)
Local Partner:                           Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI)

Project Overview

This project is helping the Egyptian Government to develop an effective and coordinated national system for sustainable water resources management. It provides equipment, technical assistance, training and capacity development, etc. in three areas of water management:

1)                  Establishing and maintaining a National Water Quality Monitoring Network and information system as a basis for informed decision making;

2)                  Examining the practicality of the reuse of drainage water with a view to increasing water availability; and

3)                  Developing the skills, links and techniques of the emerging cadre of professionals responsible for managing water availability and demand.

Contacts in Egypt:

Canadian Executing Agency

Dr. Jacques Millette
Canadian Field Project Director
National Water Research Centre
P.O. Box 6, El‑Qanatir 13621
Kulubia, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 218 6072 / 2181 248
Fax:                  (02) 218 1250
E‑mail:
             millette@nawqam.org
Web-site:          www.nawqam.org.eg

Egyptian Partner

Dr. Mona El Kadi
Chairperson, National Water Research Centre (NWRC)
Egyptian NAWQAM Project Director
Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation
Telephone:        (02) 444 6180
Fax:                  (02) 444 7846

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Manal Guindy
First Secretary, Development
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 7659
E-mail:
              manal.guindy@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

 

New Partnership for Africas Development (NEPAD Africa Fund II) under the Canada Fund for Africa

Canadian Contribution: $2,500,000 (distributed by CFA Secretariat)
Duration:                                  2003-2008
Local Partner:                           Project Specific
Egypt NEPAD Coordinated through the CIDA PSA

Project Overview

A responsive fund for all the countries of the African continent to encourage better understanding of the New Partnership for Africa=s Development (NEPAD) process in Africa.  In this context, the NEPAD Outreach Fund accepts proposals from African civil society, as well as the private and public sectors, who are planning initiatives that increase awareness, involvement and support of Africans regarding the implementation of the principles and objectives of the NEPAD.  Examples of such activities include workshops, seminars, consultations, research and publications.    

The NEPAD Outreach Fund is part of The Canada Fund for Africa, which was announced at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta last summer.  It is part of Canadas response to the NEPAD=s call to partner with Africa in her own development on the basis of her own agenda and programme of action.

NEPAD was conceived and developed by African leaders as the programme of action for the redevelopment of the African continent. The NEPAD focuses on key social, economic and political priorities to alleviate poverty in this continent and place Africa on a path of sustainable development and growth.   NEPAD is forging new partnerships with the international community in response to its commitment of integrating Africa into the global economy. 

Canada has committed support to Africa=s development, including enhanced market access, trade and investment and resources for good government, conflict prevention, education, health, agricultural research and water management.  The Canada Fund for Africa represents CDN $500 million in new resources over five years committed to activities across the continent.

As a part of The Canada Fund for Africa, The NEPAD Outreach Fund will support proposals from African civil society that promote awareness and debate on the principles and objectives of the NEPAD.  By engaging civil society the fund encourages public consultation and participation in regard to the NEPAD.  The NEPAD Outreach Fund will focus on initiatives that have budgets of CDN $50,000 or less, with high impact in terms of potential results. 

Click here for a Request for a Proposal Form

Contacts in Egypt

Egyptian Contact

Mr. Karim Tartoussieh
Canada Fund Coordinator
CIDA Project Support Unit
4 Latin America St.,
Osiris Building 
Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 8967 / 5901
Fax:                  (02) 796 4148
E-mail:
              karimtartoussieh@egyptpsu.com

 

The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) and Nile Basin International Discourse  

CIDA Contribution:                  $26M for NBI, plus $1M for International Discourse
Duration:                                  2003‑2008 for NBI; 2002‑2004 for International Discourse
Execution:                                 $23M grant to the Nile Basin Trust Fund; $3M to Canadian Consultant Trust Fund at the World Bank; balance for monitoring and advisory services.

Project Overview

Building upon earlier co‑operative efforts, the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) is a regional partnership of 10 African countries which share the Nile Basin to achieve sustainable socio-economic development through the equitable utilization of and benefit from the common Nile Basin water resources.  The NBI is a new co‑operative and collaborative framework, within which countries of the Nile Basin have united in common pursuit and management of Nile waters. Member countries are Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

There are two components of the NBI; The Shared Vision Program and The subsidiary Action Program.

The basin wide Shared Vision Program is a broad based program of collaborative action, exchange of experience and capacity building under which CIDA supports three projects:

1)                  Nile Environment Project

2)                  Confidence Building and Stakeholder Involvement

3)                  Project to strengthen the Nile SEC

The Subsidiary Action Plan seeks investment for larger and more expensive development initiatives involving two or more countries.  CIDA is supporting feasibility studies to two sub-basin projects to attract private and public sector investment:

1)                  Watershed Management in the ENSAP sub-basin region

2)                  Power Sector in the Nile Equatorial Lakes region

The preparatory studies for the Watershed Management Project will provide critical information about erosion, sedimentation and river morphology dynamics in selected watersheds in the Eastern Nile region.

CIDAs current contribution to the NBI total $25 million CDN of which $21 million CDN will be transferred as a grant to the Nile Basin Trust Fund and $3 million CN will be transferred to the World Bank administered Canadian consultant Trust Fund (CCTF) to contract Canadian Consultants to carry out Power Sector studies.  The remaining balance is to be managed by CIDA for monitoring and advisory services.  CIDA also provided $1 million to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) East Africa Office to support the establishment and first year operating expenses of the Nile Discourse Desk and office in Entebbe, Uganda.

For more information visit www.nilebasin.org

Contacts in Egypt:

Egyptian Partner

Ministry of Public Works and Water Resources
Cornish El Nile ‑ Embaba
Telephone:        (02) 312 3891
Fax:                  (02) 711 9345
E‑mail:            
 mpwwr@idsc.gov.eg

Canadian International Development Agency

Ms. Deborah Gomes
Program Team Leader; First Secretary, Development
26 Kamel El Shenawy St., Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Telephone:        (02) 794 3110
Fax:                  (02) 794 3568
E-mail:
              deborah.gomes@dfait-maeci.gc.ca

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