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No. Activity
1.1.1 Undertake institutional and organizational analysis.
1.1.2 Advise on future institutional and organizational issues.
1.1.3 Facilitate communication and collaboration between EEAA RBOs and EMUs.
1.2.1 Analyse needs for management, information and communication systems.
1.2.2 Upgrade EMU PC systems and install standard office software.
1.2.3 Identification of database needs and preparation of detailed analysis.
1.2.4 Develop and implement specific systems as appropriate.
1.2.5 Assess needs for GIS, purchase, install equipment and train staff.
1.3.1 Prepare Environmental and Socio-economic Profiles.
1.3.2 Update key information in Environmental and Socio-economic Profiles.
1.3.3 Establishment of baseline data for prioritized projects.
1.3.4 Provide ad hoc assistance to environmental planning activities
1.3.5 Organise annual workshop for coordination and exchange of experience between environmental projects.
1.3.6 Establish EMU library and collect reports.
1.4.1 Analyze EMU needs for sampling and field measuring equipment.
1.4.2 Establish facilities and procure equipment.
1.4.3 Prepare sampling and analytical manuals, guidelines and procedures.
1.4.4 Train in the use and maintenance of equipment.
1.5.1 Develop EMU communication strategy.
1.5.2 Provide communication support to specific activities.
1.6.1 Undertake Training Needs Assessments (TNAs).
1.6.2 Prepare a Human Resource Development Plan (HRDP).
1.6.3 Implement training program according to HRDP.
1.7.1 Establish channels for access to the various funds and other sources for financing.
1.7.2 Develop guidelines and procedures for funding by Environmental Protection Fund (EPF).
1.7.3 Test guidelines and procedures for at least two pilot community-based projects.
2.1.1 Develop GEAP process with the EMU and establish its role in the GEAP process.
2.1.2 Develop information materials on the GEAP process for the governorates.
2.1.3 Establish the role of the Environment Committee in the GEAP process.
2.1.4 Develop GEAP process with the relevant stakeholders in the governorates.
2.1.5 Organise GEAP process workshop for Environment Committee.
2.2.1 Prepare Stakeholder Analysis.
2.2.2 Identify stakeholders, including NGOs, CDAs, communities and industries to participate in the GEAP process and mobilise them.
2.2.3 Prepare information materials for stakeholders on GEAP process.
2.2.4 Develop training programme related to the GEAP process.
2.2.5 Initiate implementation of training related to the GEAP process
2.3.1 Support to EMU in preparation and presentation of the GEAP Vision.
2.3.2 Support to EMU in preparation of GEAP procedures and establishment of specialised Working Groups for each prioritised project.
2.3.3 Support to EMU in establishment and operations of participatory Project Solution Formulation Groups.
2.3.4 Assist Project Design Teams in developing detailed project proposals.
2.3.5 Assist EMU in preparation and presentation of the final GEAP process.
2.4.1 Assist Project Holders in project implementation
2.4.2 Assist EMU in project co-ordination and implementation, and monitoring
2.4.3 Assist EMU in carrying out EIAs according to Egyptian legislation, where required
2.4.4 Assist EMU in reporting and evaluating the GEAP process and initiate the annual repetition
2.5.1 Promote EAP process at other levels within the two governorates
2.5.2 Disseminate GEAP experiences to other governorates
 



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1/8/2006


ESP NEWS

9/3/2006
L.E. 22 million for Achieving the Environmental Compliance of the Egyptian enterprises
HEIGHT=50 align=right vspace=2 hspace=2> In its last meeting on June 21, 2006 the Executive Committee of Achieving Compliance in Industry (ACI) agreed to implement Cleaner Production (CP) Projects in SME's at the value of L.E. 22 million. ACI is a component of the Danida funded Environmental Sector Program (ESP), anchored in Federation of Egyptian Industries. The projects will be implemented in 11 factories from different governorates operating in several industrial sectors: 2 from the engineering sector, 3 from the textile sector, 3 from the chemical sector, and 3 from the food sector. Cleaner production projects comprised applications for energy efficiency improvement in 5 factories working in the engineering, chemical, and food sectors. These projects aim at adjusting the status of factories with environmental rules and regulations, which in turn results in improving the quality of products and increasing their competitiveness, both in the local market and internationally. Moreover, such projects shall have an impact on saving in energy consumption, improving the work environment, and protecting workers within the work environment. The efforts exerted by the Environmental compliance office towards raising the standards of the Egyptian industries and dealing with factories nationwide rather than being just concentrated in the greater Cairo area alone, were lauded by those present.



9/3/2006
National Bank of Egypt Offers Complete Support for Cleaner Production Projects
HEIGHT=50 align=right vspace=2 hspace=2> The executive steps for loaning processes used in funding environmental projects were discussed by Dr.Sherif El Gabali, Chairman of the Steering Committee, with ECO management during its monthly meeting. in cooperation with the National Bank of Egypt, soft loans are offered for purchasing equipment and machines used in cleaner production applications. The total amount of single loan can reach up to L.E 3 million, payable on annual installments over a period ranging between one to five yeas, including a one-year grace period, and at an interest rate of 2.5% per year. Up till now several industrial enterprises have enjoyed this service of soft loans for the adjustment with environmental laws and legislations. The loans already disbursed have reached L.E 32 million, utilized by 30 enterprises. It is planned that alone during 2005 loans at the value of L.E. 17 million will be disbursed. These loans are part of fund allocated by The Kingdom of Denmark, at the value of DKK 96 million, and which comes to highlight the activities of Danida under a protocol of cooperation signed and activated between The Government of Egypt and The Kingdom of Denmark. For this purpose, a cooperation agreement was signed between the Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs and the Federation of Egyptian Industries on one side, and the National Bank of Egypt on the other, to outline the management and disbursement of the loans.


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