CES-MED held a Training of Trainers workshop for representatives of New Urban settlements in Egypt

The CES-MED team held a Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop on the 3rd and 4th of December in Cairo, Egypt, titled "Technical steps for the preparation of Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs)". 
This workshop was developed specially for representatives of the cities affiliated to the New Urban Community Authority (NUCA), the Ministry of Housing, the Egyptian New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) and the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy. 
Trainees represented the cities of new urban settlements in Egypt, some of which exceeded in its population 5 million inhabitants and 1.5 million daily dwellers such as the Greater 6th of October City, thus representing a total population of about 10 million, including the New Administrative Capital. 
A welcoming note was first given by the representative of NUCA's president, in which full support to CES-MED action was expressed. 
Trainings proceeded along two full days and covered: developing the SECAPs (Planned actions and Priority Project fiches); establishing a Baseline Emission Inventorymethodology; introducing the Covenant of Mayors and its objectives; explaining awareness raising and communication concepts and levels of intervention on defining targets, visions, message and tools; introducing financing sources for investments within the Priority Action Fiches and other entries showcasing the National Recommendations Report prepared for Egypt.
The ultimate objective of the training was to introduce the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) and give a contextual overview of the methodology to the participants and share the implemented experience of the two affiliated governorates to the project, the Red Sea and Luxor, which have already prepared their SECAPs.
All along the workshop, practical exercises and technical discussions took place as many questions were raised and answered and interesting interactions occurred, leading to a general recommendations and potential scenarios for future actions.

The participants declared their commitment and demanded support to develop SECAPs in their cities, which was answered by a promise by the CES-MED team to consider and follow up on. 
The sessions were concluded by a welcoming and conclusive remark by Counsellor Mohammed Al-Gammal, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (the FP), who gave his full support to the current and future action.
At the end of the event, each participant received a training certificate issued by CES-MED.