NATIONAL COMMUNITY WATER CONSERVATION PROGRAM (NCWCP). APRIL 1994- AUGUST 1997
"Tackling the problem of potable water loss with its different dimensions by directing the program activities on both the local and national scale in order to prove the economical, social and technical feasibility of the efforts made to conserve potable water in Egypt"
NCWCP was an unique project as it was the first activity dealt with the indoor and outdoor water conservation issue with comprehensive process to ensure the better utilization of water in better quality and quantity.
NCWCP based on community participation and raising the public awareness of stakeholders by various means and in the same time initiating new alternatives that could support the project goals with no cost low cost techniques.
NCWCP was implemented in three big cities and villages in Cairo, Suez and Ismailia and targeted thousands of households, buildings and landscapes with touched millions of the entire nation through intensive media campaign.
NCWCP was unique in the kind of partnership between NGOs, Private Sector, Industrial entities and Government with the support of the external assistance of the more advanced countries “USA” in full partnership.
NCWCP implemented 147 demonstration projects in the three different governorates. One of the biggest demonstration projects implemented was carried out in Tahrir Complex (Mogamaa Al Tahrir). The demonstration was a great success as it resulted in saving 60% of the water wasted in the complex.
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECTS:
1. COMMUNITY SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (CSWMP) JUNE 98 - AUGUST 99:
The Arab Office for Youth and Environment (AOYE) implemented the Community Solid Waste Management Program (CSWMP) in 3 target areas in Cairo (Zeinhum, Manial, and Zahraa). This program period started June 1998 - June 1999 and funded by USAID in Cairo.
2. REGIONAL COMMUNITY SOLID WASTES MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (RCSWMP) OCTOBER 2000 – DECEMBER 2003:
This project seeks to implement a pilot program in four urban areas in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, and Tunisia. The problem of Solid Waste Management (garbage) has become one of biggest global problem. This has led cleaning authorities to continue the search for new dumping sites far from the city, which in turn leads to more pressure on the means of transportation.
RCSWMP aim in Initiating and strengthening communities with special concern to women and youth in promoting environmentally sound solid waste management in four urban areas in Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and establish realistic deliverables at each location and project stage.
AOYE is implementing through this demonstration project for solid waste management in Helwan University and un-served area in Maasra District in cooperation with the Helwan University. This project is liable for repetition in other Egyptian Universities, in addition to the fact that it provides new job opportunities for youth.
3. ENVIRONMENTAL STREET:
Through its clean up campaigns in the last 5 years AOYE dreamt of having a so-called "Environmental Street" in each Governorate to be a model for all other streets. The dream turned into a reality as the Arab Office for Youth and Environment began implementing the Project in July 1999 with the support of LIFE Programme (UNDP).
The objective of the project is to establish a comprehensive environmental wise street in 27 of the Egyptian governorates to be a model for clean, healthy, well educated community street and called “Environmental Street”.
The "Environmental Street" project was implemented in Phase One in six Egyptian Governorates (Beni Suef, Monoufia, Suez, Hurghada, , Minya and Sohag) .
AOYE has succeeded in adding new five cities in Egypt (Qena - Sharkia – Behiera – Alexandria – North Sinai) to the phase two of the project through NGO service Center in Egypt (USAID FUND). Project duration is two years (August 2002 – August 2004)
AOYE is hoping to implement it out all across the country as such project is considered a model of partnership, where NGOs, local residents, local authorities and other concerned parties work together to produce an "Environmental Street".
4. The Annual Meeting for University Youth Leaders:
AOYE works actively in programs which promote its objectives and helps in putting the basis for the sound management of the environmental resources. Programs such as the "The Annual Meeting for University Youth Leaders on Environment and Sustainable Development" since 1989. These meetings have educated and trained more than 12,000 youth up till now. Fieldwork includes projects that are dedicated to the upgrading of the habitat.
5. Clean Up the World Campaigns, September of each year:
Clean up the World (CUW) is an event, which is designed to focus international attention on the problems of garbage and solid waste that are affecting the state of the world's environment. Volunteers work together in their own community to carry out local clean-up activities, uniting with like-minded groups throughout the globe in a massive worldwide clean-up of the natural environment. Clean Up the World (CUW) has grown from the simple suggestion of an international clean-up to the reality of a major annual environmental campaign.
AOYE has been the only Egyptian representative in participating in the CUW campaign since its establishment 1993. AOYE has targeted over the years since September 1993 many suffering districts all over Egypt.
6. The Hotline Environmental Service August 1998 – May 2006:
Environmental awareness and active involvement in the protection of the environment have become the main tools for achieving sustainable development. Therefore, the AOYE Telephone Hotline Service Unit (Serving Greater Cairo) is for the past four years has been acting as a tool for advocacy through mobilizing the community and advocating for environmental problem solving.
The Hot Line Environmental Service is an initiative of AOYE to play the role of NGOs in implementing and strengthening the Egyptian Environmental Law (4/1994) in getting communities involved in the process of environmental solutions.
This project is an advocacy activity that helps the suffering residents in Greater Cairo (Cairo – Giza – Kaliobeya) to complain about any of the environmental problems they face.
The project aims at increasing the community awareness about the environmental problems and laws and encourages public participation in preserving the Environment through close partnership between AOYE, communities and local authorities.
HLES has a strong power of decision maker and takers as partners in the project management through a high Steering Committee. Also, five public hearings were executed in the three governorates in facing the communities representatives with officials.