(June 2014 – June 2016), The Center for Environment development for the Arab Region & Europe (CEDARE) and the United Nations Development Programme are entering this agreement to perform an E-Waste Assessment in Egypt.
Electronic E-waste management in the Arab Region has been one of these sectors that CEDARE has been promoting since 2009 as a means for creating green jobs and reducing the hazardous effects of E-waste on the citizens. CEDARE has worked on three frontiers within the E-waste management in the Arab region. CEDARE has conducted two studies to assess E-waste management practices in the Arab region 2008 and 2010. It has also conducted the needs assessment for E-waste management in Egypt in cooperation with EMPA, respectable federal research Swiss institute. CEDARE and EMPA have signed a Memorandum of understanding to establish a team to help the Arab countries in their E-waste initiatives. Also CEDARE has been raising awareness about the E-waste threats and opportunities by organizing to E-waste forums during 2009 and 2010 at Cairo and Marrakech respectively. CEDARE is also cooperating with German partners for the project Best of two worlds approach that aims to establish cooperation among Egyptian and German companies in the E-waste recycling sector. Currently CEDARE is the Regional focal point for the Middle East and North Africa and elected steering committee member of the Solving the E-waste Problem Initiative (StEP), an international initiative administrated by United Nations University. Also, CEDARE is a member of the Green ICT strategic team at the Ministry of communication and information technologies (MCIT)