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Regional Environmental Management Improvement Project (REMIP)

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Project Status: Completed Project


Archived Info about the Project

Since Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt (GOE) requests Government of Japan (GOJ) technical cooperation on:

  1. Monitoring-data interpretation and countermeasures proposal capacity of Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA).
  2. Hazardous substance management of EEAA.
  3. Public awareness raising and training to external stakeholders of EEAA, due to their importance.

GOJ extends technical cooperation for a project on the capacity development of EEAA and it’s Regional Branch Offices (RBOs) for local environmental management improvement.

In the last first year of the REMIP, six Working Groups (WGs) and two Coordination Committees (CCs) composing of related departments and units in EEAA and RBOs, have been formulated to realize a smooth implementation of the REMIP according to the respective technical topics. The series of meetings for WGs/CCs and several technical trainings/seminars have been so far held under REMIP as well as procurement of equipment. Those activities will subsequently continued in the further stage of the REMIP.

Aim:

“The staff of EQS and EQD of RBOs becomes capable of proposing countermeasures against environmental pollutions (site-evaluation, technical administrative measures) based on the data and information collected and interpreted”.

Overall Goal:

EEAA and Regional Branch Offices (RBOs) together with other competent stakeholders become capable of evaluating environmental situations, identifying the problems, defining the causes of such problems, acknowledging possible solutions, and implementing countermeasures through raising the environmental awareness of EMUs, enterprises, NGOs, and citizens.

Purpose:

EEAA and its RBOs are enhanced on the capability of managing environmental data and information, suggesting countermeasures through On-the-Job Training (OJT).

Areas:

Greater Cairo, Tanta, Mansoura, Alexandria, Suez, Assuit and Red Sea RBOs.

Related Organizations:

Related Ministries: Min. of Electricity, Min. of Transportation, Min. of Industry.
Local Authorities: Cairo gov., Kayloubia gov., Giza gov., Garbia gov., Assuit gov., Shubra al-Khaymah district, and etc.
Research Institutes: Cairo University, National Research Center, EPRI, etc.
Private Sector: Petro-related companies, and etc.

REMIP is Composed of Six Working Groups (WGs) and Two Coordination Committees (CCs)

  • Working Group1: Regional Air Pollution Control Management System Improvement Project:
    WG1 is aiming that the staff in EEAA and RBOs related to air become capable of formulating and proposing countermeasures against air pollution based on the collected and interpreted data and information.
  • Working Group 2: Oil Pollution Program:
    WG2 is aiming that the staff in EEAA and RBOs concerned with the oil problem become capable of formulating and proposing countermeasures against oil pollution based on the collected and interpreted data and information.
  • Working Group 3: Training Capacity Enhancement Program:
    WG3 is aiming that staff of CDECA becomes capable of planning, designing, and implementing training in EEAA based on the information provided by all other relevant departments/organizations.
  • Working Group 4: Production Process Improvement Guidance:
    WG4 attempts to strengthen the capacity of EEAA and RBO staff in planning, designing and implementing relevant training in EEAA, guiding the production process improvement.
  • Working Group 5: Public Awareness Raising Activities:
    WG5 is aiming that EEAA and its RBOs become capable of raising public awareness to EMUs, enterprises, NGOs, and citizens through strengthening partnership with relevant organizations and stakeholders.
  • Working Group 6: Awareness Raising Using Real-time Monitoring:
    WG6 attempts to raise public awareness to the environment using a display which is being installed in Tahrir Square in the 2nd year. This is collected data by air monitoring station and is disseminated to people through the display.
  • Coordination Committee 1: Sound Management of Hazardous Chemical Substances:
    CC1 for the Hazardous Chemical Management Program is organized to realize the collaboration between the Japanese side and the Egyptian side to handle the target hazardous chemicals.
  • Coordination Committee 2: Sharing Information on REMIP among RBOs:
    CC2 is organized in order to share experience and information of REMIP OJT activities from leading RBOs to the other RBOs.

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