The Delegated Cooperation Program

Multi-Educational Programme for Employment Promotion in Migration-Affected Areas (MEPEP) – AID 12297

Total Funding: € 6.291.000
Place of Intervention: Egypt (Sharkeya Governorate, 10th of Ramadan Industrial Area)
Description: The strategic objective of the programme is to improve socio-economic conditions in the focus areas to counter-act trends of irregular migration due to widespread poverty and vulnerable conditions. The specific objective is to promote new and more equitable employment and income generation opportunities for young people and particularly vulnerable people by improving their skills and competencies to seize the potential offered by current industrial development.
Implementing Partner: AICS Cairo
Local Partners: The Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC), the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE) Ministry of Trade and Industry (MoTI) in particular its Department of Productivity and Vocational Training (PVDT),
Duration: 36 months
SDGs: SDG 4, SDG 8

EU-ZIRA3A – EU Integrated Rural Development Programme for Egypt – AID 12578

Total Funding: € 24.000.000
Place of Intervention: Egypt
Description: The Programme has been designed to support the Egyptian Government in its implementation Of the Sustainable Agricultural Development Strategy (SADS) and to support the socio-economic development in the three governorates of Sohag, Assiut and Beni Suef. EU- ZIRA3A will help to improve the livelihood of the rural communities in these governorates by providing support to the smallholder farmers, their families, their cooperatives as well as the institutional bodies in charge of agriculture and rural development both at the central and governorate level. The Programme will mainly focus on mitigating water scarcity.
Implementing Partner: The Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS)
Local Partners: The Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC), the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), the Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation (MWRI), the Ministry of Local Development (MLD), the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MoETE).
Duration:  48 months
SDGs: SDG 1, SDG 2, and SDG 12.

WATDEV – Climate Smart WATer Management and Sustainable DEVelopment for Food and Agriculture in East Africa – AID 012572

Total Funding: € 7.499.898
Place of Intervention: Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia
Description: The Climate Smart WATer Management and Sustainable DEVelopment for food and agriculture in North-East Africa (WATDEV) is a project funded under the EU initiative on climate relevant Development Smart Innovation through Research in Agriculture in developing countries – DeSIRA. WATDEV is a multiregional project (four countries Egypt, Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia) with 7,5 million of euro BDG, consisting of water/irrigation good practices and innovative solutions to reduce impact on ecosystem and resources by agriculture while in increasing farmers and agriculture resilience to climate.
Implementing Partner: CIHEAM Bari, AICS Cairo
Other Partners: Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection of Italy National Council for Scientific Research (CNR–IPSP), Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), ISRIC - World Soil Information, Finnish Environmental Institute (SYKE),
Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Ethiopian Water and Land Resources Centre (WLRC), Water Research Centre of University of Khartoum, Heliopolis University (HU).
Duration: 48 months
SDGs: SDG 2, SDG 6, SDG 13, SDG 15.

EU-KAFI Programme – EU support to improve cereal crop production in Egypt

Total Funding: € 40.000.000
Place of Intervention: Egypt
Description: The programme aims at supporting Egypt in addressing the food crisis, caused by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the subsequent inconsistent flow of supply of not only wheat, but also maize and sunflower to farmers and consumers, while also causing significant price volatility in the international market.
The action will finance activities aimed at increasing cereal production and reducing losses. This will be achieved through field and laboratory research, the introduction of new crop varieties, improved mechanisation, the installation of silos, training, and other related initiatives.
Implementing Partner: AICS Cairo
Other Partners: The Ministry of International Cooperation (MoIC), the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MALR), the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade (MoSIT).
Duration: 60 months
SDGs: SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 12, SDG 13