French-Egyptian Sustainable Cities Week

26-11-2017 07:11 PM

Mary Fikry

The French Institute is hosting a week-long forum in Cairo, bringing together a variety of public- and private-sector experts to discuss solutions for Egyptian cities in meeting the challenges of urban sustainability.

The forum, which runs from 22 to 28 November, features as participants the economic department at the French embassy in Cairo and the French Development Agency, along with Egyptian partners, including Ahram Hebdo. Titled “Efficient Urban Transport of Sustainable Cities”, the forum was organised by the Agence Française de développement (AFD) and its partners CODATU (Coopération pour le Développement et l’Amélioration des Transport Urbains et Périurbains) and Cerema (Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement), in collaboration with Egyptian partners of the country’s transportation sector.

A series of events and discussions are held with urban planning experts, private companies and civil society representatives, as well as Egyptian and French decision-makers.

The urban transportation sessions provide an opportunity to gather stakeholders involved in the management, operation and financing of urban transport networks, and aims to promote discussions between the Egyptian Ministry of Transportation, its affiliates, and participating French companies. The Cairo underground metro was supplied and built by the French.

On the last day of the forum, November 28, the French Development Agency (AFD) will hold a seminar on the topic of precarious neighborhoods in urgent need of sustainability reform initiatives.

Watani International

26 November 2017

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