Ambassador Soha Gendy, Minister of State for Immigration and Egyptians Abroad Affairs, received Ambassador Hisham Badr, General Coordinator and Head of the Organizing Committee of the National Initiative for Smart Green Projects, which was launched under the auspices of the President of the Republic, within the framework of Egypt’s efforts to preside over and host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27. and efforts to achieve sustainable development in the context of implementing Egypt’s Vision 2030.
For her part, Ambassador Soha Gendi welcomed Ambassador Hisham Badr’s efforts to involve Egyptians abroad in the national initiative for smart green projects, and to benefit from state support for those projects that keep pace with global developments in the field of clean and sustainable energy.
The Minister of Immigration added that there are outstanding efforts by Egyptians abroad and researchers in the field of renewable energy, explaining that the ministry participated in the activities of the Cop27 climate conference, with a session that included 6 young Egyptian researchers abroad, to discuss ways to reduce carbon emissions and promote the production of sustainable green energy.
The Minister of Immigration stated that we are keen to provide an opportunity for Egyptians abroad who have projects in different governorates to participate in this initiative, spread community awareness about the challenges of climate change and the capabilities of modern technologies, empower all governorates of Egypt and reach out to various social and geographical groups, as well as projects carried out by Egyptian women. In the governorates that export the most illegal immigration as part of plans to provide job opportunities to confront illegal immigration.
In the same context, Ambassador Hisham Badr explained the goals of the initiative to promote green energy and the optimal utilization of renewable resources, explaining the start of supporting 18 projects that have reached the final stages, out of more than 600 projects, and providing financial support for them, indicating the keenness of the political leadership to continue in Efforts to support green technology and clean energy, and to address universities to contribute to various projects, as submission ends on September 1, 2023, and submission is available via the link:
Ambassador Hisham Badr added that the initiative aims to preserve the environment to improve the quality of life, take into account the rights of future generations, and implement the national strategy for climate change 2050, as the national initiative for smart green projects is being implemented in the governorates of the Arab Republic of Egypt as a pioneering initiative in the field of sustainable and smart development and dealing with the environmental dimension and its effects. Climate changes, by developing a map at the governorate level for smart green projects and attracting the necessary investments for them.
The ambassador stressed that the initiative aims to emphasize the seriousness of dealing with the environmental dimension and climate change within the framework of achieving the goals of sustainable development and digital transformation by presenting projects that achieve these goals, and developing a map at the governorate level for green and smart projects and linking them to financing agencies and attracting the necessary investments for them, from home and abroad. .
Ambassador Hisham Badr indicated that the initiative supports small, medium and large projects, startups, projects related to women, climate change and sustainability, and non-profit community initiatives, stressing the importance of projects submitted for competition being already existing projects and not just an idea.
Regarding the stages of selection, Ambassador Hisham Badr explained that the door for applying for project support ends on the first of next September, after which specialized committees in each governorate select 18 projects, reaching 486 projects from various governorates, and they are presented to specialized technical committees from the relevant ministries and agencies, to be completed. The selection of 18 projects in the last stage of the qualifiers, so that projects will be presented in the 28th edition of the Climate Conference in the United Arab Emirates, in addition to supporting these projects with more than one million pounds.