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Egypt Launches Phase II of SwitchMed Project (Policy Component)

on 9 May 2023, H.E. Dr. Yasmin Fouad, Egyptian Minister of Environment, launched phase II of SwitchMed Project in Egypt at an exceptional event. The launch was held at Semiramis InterContinental Hotel in Cairo in the presence of the implementing partners: the European Commission represented by Ms. Sylvie Fontaine, Project...
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SRI E-waste Metal Extraction Audit in Egypt

Under the umbrella of collaboration that was formed by the SRI programme with the Ministry of Environment (MoE), and with the Ministry’s request, SRI recruited an international expert in the metal extraction of precious metals from e-waste to visit the formal recyclers and inspect their process to validate, support and...
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Ministry of Environment Cooperation Meetings

Under the umbrella of collaboration that was formed between the Ministry of Environment (MoE), Ministry of Communication & Information Technology (MCIT) and the SRI programme that commenced since the first phase of the programme and was emphasized by the involvement of MoE as a main stakeholder in the Steering Committee...
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SRI- EPR Field Study Tour

The SRI programme commenced working on the Extended Producer’s Responsibility and organized a Study Tour for participants from the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt, Egyptian Ministry of Environment and the Electronics Research Institute, with the aim to gain insights on both theoretical and practical levels on #EPR mechanisms for #electronics. We had 3 days...
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Steering Committee Meetings

The Steering Committee’s role is to provide advice, ensure delivery of the project outputs and the achievement of project outcomes. … Providing advice (and sometimes making decisions) about changes to the project as it develops. The Steering Committee provides support, guidance, and oversight of progress. The Steering Committee is scheduled...
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Establishment of the Take-Back Sub Committee

The Take-back sub-committee was established under the National E-waste Committee headed by the Ministry of Environment, with a focus on the analysis of the economic conditions and possible financing mechanisms for the Egyptian context including the financial implications. As input for the sub-committee on financing mechanisms and recycling targets, the...
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Cooperation with the Electronic Research Institute (ERI)

ERI, was established by the Presidential Decree No. 38 in 1989. It is one of the specialized institutes affiliated to the Ministry of Scientific Research. The activities of ERI include theoretical and applied research in the fields of electronics, communications, computers, and informatics. Catering scientific consultancy services to the industrial...
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Cooperation with the Ministry of Higher Education

Two meetings were convened with the Ministry of Higher Education, one was online and the second at the premises of the Ministry.  CEDARE indicated the importance of training that the project provided in the first phase and how it was targeting new ventures and starting an e-waste recycling business. Additionally,...
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