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Egypt

Egypt

Agency/SectorAssignmentProject Description
GovernmentStrategic Environmental Assessment ~ National Sustainable Tourism Strategic PlanThis assignment is being undertaken in Egypt on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and the Tourism Development Authority. The tourism target is 25 million visitors by 2020 and is codified in The National Sustainable Tourism Strategic Plan. A key question is whether there is enough capacity in Egypt's natural, historical, cultural, and human resources to sustain the envisaged growth. The assignment explores the capacity of the tourism sector to cope with the expansion target and seeks to understand what may be needed to eliminate or minimise constraints. The study also reviews the existing tourism impacts and considers what future impacts there may be and what strategies could be deployed to minimise those, where and if possible. Because the anticipated tourism growth is expected to be coastally based, the study places emphasis on the coastal and marine resources.
World Bank, (GEF)CZM ~ GEF Red Sea Coastal and Marine Resource Management ProjectWorking with government agencies including the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency and the Tourism Development Authority, activities included: development of a database utilising GIS and remote sensing techniques; baseline studies on existing pollution and nature-based tourism, a regulatory needs assessment, identification of institutional strengthening needs, building capacity in EIA, establishment of an Environmental Monitoring and Enforcement Coordination Unit, a Reef Recreation Management Unit, and development of a Marine Protected Areas Programme.
US-Egyptian oil companyEnvironmental Impact Assessment ~ seismic drillingAn US-Egyptian oil company proposed to carry out a seismic drilling programme in a concession considered sensitive on the basis of its fisheries, tourism, aquaculture and archaeology. A national expert team was assembled and tasked with undertaking a programme of work with the initial scoping being led internationally and developed in detail through consultation with the Egyptian authorities. This was the first EIA for seismic drilling under Law No 4, and was approved.
UK Government, DFIDCapacity-building ~ ministriesThe institution-strengthening/capacity-building, 3-year programme in Egypt included co-ordination, development and delivery of 36 workshops: government line ministries (e.g. Housing, Tourism, Agriculture etc.), governmental agencies and NGOs, major universities and research institutes, and selected industrial sectors; energy, petrochemicals, heavy industry, engineering, mining, agrochemicals, food, oil and soap, and textiles. Workshops included: EIA environmental auditing and management systems, waste management. Selected delegates attended specific study tours to enhance their skills and knowledge, particularly in EIA and in waste management.
European/UK/US ConsultanciesMarket Surveillance and Business DevelopmentThe support offered has been given at one or more stages of the project cycle: Prequalification, Expressions of Interest, Consultant Selection, Technical Proposals, Tendering, Contract Award, Local/in-country Office set-up, Project Management and Billing. Specific sectors have included: oil & gas, industrial (integrated pollution prevention and control) Municipal (planning guidance) and climate change (mitigation, adaptation, vulnerability, and low carbon development potential).
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