#EDD21 – STAND INTERVIEW: Pioneering Climate Change Adaptation in Urban Egypt


The GIZ Urban Development Cluster in Egypt has worked towards improved living conditions in informal settlements since 2004, advocating for participatory approaches and inclusive urban prosperity for all. Egypt’s cities are highly vulnerable to climate change, which is manifested in the rising frequency of phenomena such as urban heat islands and coastal flooding. To address these challenges, GIZ piloted a Climate Change Adaptation and Urban Resilience Portfolio, which focused on architectural adaptation measures, awareness raising, and the integration of climate change adaptation measures into governorate level planning. The panel explored Cluster’s current work, which builds upon the Nexus concept – an integrated multi-sectoral approach to addressing the vulnerabilities of human and ecological systems.


– Farida FARAG, Advisor Participatory Development Framework Unit / Climate Change Focal Point GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
– Francois MENGUELE’, Coordinator Urban Development Cluster, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)

Moderator: Margherita SOLCA, Thematic Moderator, Sustainable Urbanisation

Organised by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

The European Development Days (EDD) are the EU’s leading forum on international partnerships and a key fixture for the sustainable development community. For more information, go to eudevdays.eu.


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