In the framework of the Informal Sector Project, the representatives of a core of partners of the project did a study tour to Cairo in Egypt, from 2 to 5 December. The objective was to gain a direct insight on the long-standing Egyptian experience with the integration of the informal waste sector in Cairo, the Zabaleen. Discussions with Zabaleen that have set up micro-enterprises were part of the programme, as well as meeting with high-level officials involved in the process, such as H.E. Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment and H.E. Dr. Laïla Iskander, Minister for Urban Renewal and Informal Settlements.
The National Solid Waste Management Programme (NSWMP) supported the Tunisian Informal Sector Project in preparation and during the Study Tour.
By Julia Koerner, Project Advisor