Sector Environment
Program/Project Title Poverty alleviation through creating low cost jobs in the municipal solid waste management sector in the Greater Cairo area
Location Qalubiya Governorate (Ezbet El Nawar and Al Akrasha)
Duration 24 months
Start – End date 01.07.2011-31.07. 2013
Budget EGP 2,780,000.00 (IEDS Contribution EGP 2,480,000.00; ICED Contribution EGP    300,000.00)
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart International Center for Environment and Development (ICED)
Implementing Institution ICED
Description The project aims at upgrading waste recycling workshops in two selected areas – Ezbet El Nawar and Al Akrasha – in Qalubiya Governorate through providing new machines or retooling existing ones and creating some 450 new jobs during the two-year period in addition to the indirect jobs related to the upstream and downstream activities. The project will contribute to improving the bad environmental and unsafe conditions of the workers through the supply of safety protection wears and provision of training.
Expected Results 1.      About 450 new jobs are created during the two-year period, in addition to some 1500 indirect jobs related to upstream and downstream activities.

2.      The environmental and unsafe health and working conditions of the workers are improved through the supply of safety protection wears and provision of specific training

Target Beneficiaries Recycling workshops owners
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it