Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
Data Center Description
The Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) was established on the basis of a joint commitment by the three principal sponsors, namely the Government of Egypt (GOE), the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Conference of the Arab Ministers for Environmental Affairs adopted the 'Damascus Convention on CEDARE' at its 3rd session, held in Damascus in December 1991. This convention became the primary legal instrument enabling the creation of the Centre, based on which an agreement with the Host Government (GOE) was signed and ratified by the Egyptian Parliament on 21 April 1992.
CEDARE's main mission is : Capacity building of its member countries, promoting skills in environmental management, transfer of technologies, environmental education, and development of environmental policies.