Greater Cairo, which includes the geographic scope of the governorates of Cairo, Giza and the urban part of Qalioubiya is characterized by being one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world with a population of about 18 million. Greater Cairo is facing many challenges in terms of the pressure on public utilities, infrastructure, traffic, the environment, and urbanization. The project aligns with the strategic vision for the development of Greater Cairo (prepared during the period between 2007 and 2014 as joint programme between the General Organization for Physical Planning (GOPP), UNDP and UN-Habitat), the strategic objective of this project is represented in the active contribution to realizing the strategic vision represented in achieving social justice and economic competitiveness, as well as being environmentally-friendly through the development of priority development projects, participatory planning processes and preparing studies of institutional, legal and administrative development.

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Donors and partners

The success of the Strengthening Development Planning and Management in Greater Cairo project is dependent on successful partnerships, particularly with local authorities. Through the project, UN-Habitat identifies and mobilises diverse local partners who can contribute to promoting sustainable urbanization in Greater Cairo, as well as implementing the strategic vision of Greater Cairo and facilitating working on the ground and engaging with the relevant communities.

Our Experts

Bassem Fahmy
Egypt Office
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