Sector Economic development
Program/Project Title Poverty Alleviation through creating Low cost jobs in the Municipal Solid Waste Management Sector in the Greater Cairo (Cairo, Giza and Qalubiya Governorates)
Location Cairo, Giza and Qalubiya Governorates
Duration 18 months
Start – End date 01.10.201-31.03.2015
Budget EGP 3,041,000
Aid Channel Italian-Egyptian Debt Swap Programme – II Phase
Type of Support Grant
Applicant/Local Counterpart International Center for Environment & Development (ICED)
Implementing Institution ICED
Description The project’s aim was to upgrade waste recycling workshops in many Zabaleen systems neighborhoods in three Governorates – Cairo, Giza, and Qalubiya – through providing new machines or retooling existing ones and creating some 400 new jobs, in addition to the indirect jobs related to the upstream and downstream activities. The project also aimed to contribute to improving the unsafe conditions of the workers through the supply of safety protection wears, extinguishers and training of workers.
Expected Results Around 450 permanent jobs created in addition to the indirect jobs related to the upstream and downstream activities (collection, transportation, sorting and etc., approximately hundreds of new jobs); 150 recycling workshops upgraded; 450 workshops owners, tenants and workers trained in safety procedures.
Target Beneficiaries Recycling workshops owners and tenants
Reference Contacts dsassistant@cairo.esteri.it