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Forging a common «Nile culture» through music and academic training

Nile Project musicians on a boat.

01.05.2015 - 18.11.2018

To make the Nile Basin a common ground and shared ecosystem for the inhabitants of the eleven countries through which the Nile River flows, the SDC supports the innovative musical and educational Nile Project. The project brings together artists, students and concerned citizens. A series of acclaimed concerts has taken place since 2013; at the same time, students are developing initiatives to foster a better use of water resources.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Egypt
Economy and Employment
Education
Migration
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Education
Environment
Rule of Law - Democracy - Human rights
Economy and Employment
Culture
Disaster Risk Reduction – Preparedness
Education policy
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Environment protection
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Vocational training and skills development
Access to information incl. support to media and ICT
Mitigation of the effects of climate change
Culture
Human rights (incl. Women's rights)
Migration generally (development aspects and partnerships)
Protection and access
EDUCATION
OTHER SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
INDUSTRY
HUMANITARIAN AID
EDUCATION
INDUSTRY
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
GOVERNMENT AND CIVIL SOCIETY
OTHER SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
COMMUNICATIONS
GENERAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
HUMANITARIAN AID
Education policy and administrative management
Culture and recreation
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Disaster prevention and preparedness
Vocational training
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) development
Environmental policy and administrative management
Human rights
Culture and recreation
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Biosphere protection
Material relief assistance and services

01.05.2015 - 18.11.2018


CHF 750'000



Economic prospects for young people in rural areas

Farmers are being trained on the vertical tomatoes planting techniques which double their production. ©DDC

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018

The SDC project in rural Aswan Governorate in Egypt aims to improve the economic prospects of local young men and women. The SDC promotes enterprises in the agricultural, livestock breeding and fisheries sectors to create new jobs and provide young people with an alternative to migrating to urban centres.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Egypt
Agriculture and Food Security
Education
Economy and Employment
Labor market development
Agriculture value-chain development
Vocational training and skills development
Agriculture value-chain development
Vocational training and skills development
OTHER SOCIAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES
EDUCATION
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
EDUCATION
MULTISECTOR or CROSS-CUTTING
Employment policy and administrative management
Vocational training
Rural development
Vocational training
Rural development

01.01.2013 - 31.12.2018


CHF 5'020'000



Project completed

Blue gold for all in Aswan

Girls at a secondary school in Aswan drink water from taps installed in the schoolyard.

20.12.2012 - 31.12.2016

Egypt has undertaken a major effort to modernise its water and sanitation sector. However, many obstacles remain before all Egyptians, without distinction, will be able to enjoy access to drinking water through an equitable and reliable service. In support of this progress, the SDC has developed an ambitious project in a disadvantaged neighbourhood of the city of Aswan.

Country/region Period Budget
Egypt

20.12.2012 - 31.12.2016


CHF 4'650'000



Project completed

Water from the Nile: a treasure to be conserved

© SDC

01.11.2012 - 31.07.2017

While the population of Egypt continues to rise, the volume of the Nile remains constant. Water must therefore be used sparingly. This is what the SDC is encouraging people to do in ten villages in the north of Aswan Governorate as part of an effort to improve irrigation practices. The project aims to boost the land’s productivity and increase farmers' income.

Country/region Period Budget
Egypt

01.11.2012 - 31.07.2017


CHF 2'998'500



Planned project

RECS: Supporting Resilience of the Egyptian Civil Society

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

In view of the restrictive measures undertaken by the Egyptian authorities to narrow down the space for civil society over the past couple of years, combined with shrinking funding opportunities available for civil society work in the country, this intervention is designed as a contribution to Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders (EMHRF) to support the resilience of the Egyptian civil society through provision of flexible core funding and consolidation of organizational, networking, and fundraising capacities of CSOs.


Planned project

Inclusive Green Growth in Egypt

01.01.2022 - 31.12.2025

Egypt is facing economic challenges among which high poverty and high unemployment rates impact the most marginalized to a greater degree. This new program contributes to an innovative and inclusive development approach to promote the green economy[1] through utilizing agricultural waste and other untapped profitable green resources to make use and leverage local resources to strengthen the livelihoods of vulnerable communities in Upper Egypt and create jobs.

 

[1] For more information regarding green economy, please see Annex 2: Green Economy and growth: challenges and opportunities


ESSE: Enhanced State-Society Engagement in Egypt

01.11.2017 - 31.10.2021

Through this intervention, citizens are empowered to engage and dialogue with the state on policy alternatives. A strategic focus lies on enhancing the legal and judicial environment, making legal information accessible as well as the creation of arenas for deliberation between state and society. In light of the absence of fora to meet and the knee-jerk repression of any political debate, this partnership with the Law and Society Research Unit of the American University in Cairo fills a gap necessary for any rapprochement between society and state.





Potable Water Management Programme (PWMP) in Upper Egypt

01.07.2017 - 31.12.2027

Egypt is a water scarce country and has enormous needs in better managing water resources and reducing water losses as well as water consumption, as a prerequisite for inclusive economic development. This programme contributes to improved potable water management and service provision in the targeted affiliated Water & Wastewater Companies (WWCs) and to providing equal access to a reliable potable water supply system to deprived and informal areas in the economically disadvantaged governorates of Upper Egypt.


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