The webinar was held within the framework of the ERASMUS+ Project:
Steering Migration through Sustainable Development Euro-Egyptian Program for Agriculture and Rural Development DeVilag
The Center for Special Studies and Program at Bibliotheca Alexandrina Academic Research Sector organized a webinar on Rural Sustainable Development and Sustainable Agriculture in Egypt, on Wednesday, 16 December 2020 at 1:00 pm GMT+2.
The webinar discussed the challenges facing sustainable rural development and sustainable agriculture in Egypt, and their different aspects within the Egyptian context.
It also presented models that aim at supporting rural areas. The webinar presented an overview of the DeVilag Project's efforts in tackling rural development in Egypt.
Distinguished speakers spoke at the webinar: Prof. Hani Sewilam, Academic Director, Department of Engineering Hydrology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany; Dr. Khaled AbuZeid, Senior Manager, Regional Water Resources Program, Center for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE), Egypt;
Dr. Mohamed Bayoumi, Assistant Residential Representative, Environment and Climate Change Team Leader, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Egypt;
Dr. Sigward von Laue, Research and International Affairs, Heliopolis University, Egypt; and representatives from the DeVilag project. The webinar was broadcasted over Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/csspba;
This webinar was held under the framework of the ERASUMS+ project: Steering Migration through Sustainable Development Euro-Egyptian Program for Agriculture and Rural Development DeVilag. This project is an international collaboration between the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and a number of Egyptian and European universities: RWTH Aachen, Germany; The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden; University of Nicosia, Cyprus; Cairo University, Egypt; Fayoum University, Egypt; Heliopolis University, Egypt; The American University in Cairo, Egypt; and the Agricultural Research Center, Egypt
The project aims to support the Egyptian rural community with the necessary qualified graduate and university expertise to improve agricultural productivity, enable more sustainable food production, develop poor villages, and enhance farmers income and their living conditions to prevent migration to cities or beyond.