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Environment for Development

The Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe  (CEDARE) was established in 1992 as an international inter-governmental Organization with diplomatic status .

This was in response to the convention adopted by the Council of Arab Ministers Responsible For the Environment  (CAMRE) , in 1991 and upon the initiative of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Arab fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD).

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StEP E-waste Summer School, 29th August - 7th September 2010

The e-waste summer school is a pioneering concept in the research and education on e-waste management, looking at the e-waste issue in its entirety, rather than through the lens of a specific academic discipline.

The e-waste summer schools offer participants a diverse curriculum in an innovative framework supported by various teaching and learning methodologies including lectures, workshops, participant presentations, group projects and study tours with an international interdisciplinary faculty and experienced facilitators.
 

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CEDARE E-Academy

CEDARE has initiated CEDARE E-Academy that aims to enhance the human resources capacities to deal with environment and development issues. The E-Academy provides electronic courses through the Internet which allow the participants to receive the courses at their convenient time and location. The courses start from the 1st of February 2010.

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Cooperation protocol signed between Ministries of Environment and Communication - 10, February 2010

Eng. Maged George, Minister of State for Environmental Affairs and Eng. Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communications signed yesterday cooperation protocol between their ministries on (Green Information Technology ), alongside opening ceremonies of the 14th session of annual ( Cairo Conference for Information Technology and Communications) held at Cairo Center for International Conferences in Nasr City.

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Launch of the Environment Outlook for the Arab Region - LAS - 15, March 2010

The publication entitled "Environment Outlook for the Arab Region" has been compiled by a group of leading researchers and academics from the Arab Region and was launched at a special ceremony at the League of Arab States.

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World Water Day, 22 March 2010

UN-Water is dedicating World Water Day 2010 to the theme of water quality, reflecting its importance alongside quantity of the resource in water management.

The World Water Day 2010 and its campaign is envisaged to:
- Raise awareness about sustaining healthy ecosystems and human well-being through addressing the increasing water quality challenges in water management and,
- Raise the profile of water quality by encouraging governments, organizations, communities, and individuals around the world to actively engage in proactively addressing water quality e.g. in pollution prevention, clean up and restoration.

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First Global Intergovernmental and Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Fifth Global Environment Outlook Report (GEO-5). Nairobi - Kenya, 29-31 March 2010

The GEO assessment is a key practical tool to implement UNEP's mandate by mobilizing scientific expertise to keep the global environment under review.

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COP 15 Copenhagen Denmark, 7-18 December 2009

The COP15 conference is the fifteenth Conference of the Parties under the United Nations’ Climate Change Convention. The conference will take place from 7 December to 18 December 2009.

The conference will take place in the Bella Center in Copenhagen. So far 65 heads of state and government have accepted Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen's invitation to attend December's UN climate change conference in the Danish capital.

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CEDARE at a Glance
Arab Region Sustainable Development Indicators Portal
Arab Human Development Report
AEIN - North Africa
Arab Water Council
Environment Days