|In summary, the project was designed
to be sustainable in the following ways:
Gaining the involvement of the local council, the
hospital staff and the community in design and implementation.
All operating costs have been borne by the hospitals.
The additional costs to replicate the theatre play have been met by the
Ministry of Culture.
Provision of cleaning tools in Geheina to keep the
hospital and its surroundings clean.
Provision of educational materials and training of
doctors, nurses and health promoters on how to deliver environmental health
messages to patients.
New sanitary systems benefiting community patients
and hospital staff.
Improved hygiene conditions in hospitals with positive
effects for public health and for the awareness of the community at large.
Increased awareness of relations between sanitation,
hygiene and health among patients and the wider community.
Better working conditions and reduced health risks
for cleaning workers.
Capacity-building of hospital staff and health promoters.
Enhanced co-operation between the local council,
the hospitals, the Cultural Centre and the Directorate of Health.
More information on this project and the SEAM
Project, are available from:
Egyptian Environmental Affairs
Agency (EEAA), Technical
Co-operation Office for the Environment (TCOE)
30 Misr Helwan Agricultural Road
5th floor, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: (20) 2 525 6452 Fax: (20) 2 525 6457
SEAM Project/Entec UK Ltd.
30 Misr Helwan Agricultural Road
4th floor, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt
Tel.: (20) 2 525 6452 Fax: (20) 2 349 9795
Governorate of Sohag
Tel.: 093 604491 - 604492
Fax: 093 605222
|The SEAM Project
Support for Environmental Assessment and Management
(SEAM), is a multi-disciplinary environmental project being funded by Britain's
Department for International Development (DFID).
This project is being implemented by the Egyptian
Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) through the technical Co-operation
Office for the Environmental (TCOE) and Entec, a UK engineering and environmental
Governorate Environmental Action Plans
Part of the SEAM Project focused or regional
environmental management with the preparation of Governorate Environmental
Action Plans (GEAPs) for the governorates of Dakahleya in Lower Egypt and
Sohag in Upper Egypt. The process involved extensive community participation
which proved invaluable in raising awareness and in incorporating people's
views in a forward plan of action.
In the GEAPs, priority areas for environmental
action were identified, objectives and ten years targets (1997-2007) agreed,
and policies and programs developed to address the priority issues. Actions
Were designed to be practical and affordable.
An Environmental Management and Planning System
has been developed to strengthen the organizational structures and processes
necessary to sustain GEAP actions. Community based actions are an integral
part of this system.
Community Environmental Projects
Support has been provide to local communities
taking environmental action that address the priority issues of the GEAPs.
A total of 14 projects has been undertaken in the following areas:
Benefits of CEPs
Sanitation - six projects in villages, hospitals
Environmental curriculum for literacy classes
Village solid waste collection - two projects
Clean-up and beatification in four villages
Environmental awareness - two projects
Student environment competition
Improved sanitation and waste collection services
Enhanced community environmental awareness
Communities participating in, and contributing to,
their own environmental actions
Improved local environmental conditions and public
Strengthened environmental capacities of NGOs and
local governmental organizations
Developed community and Governorate partnerships
for environmental actions