ABOUT US :
Support to the Egyptian Protected Areas (SEPA) project is to be considered as a natural evolution of the Egyptian-Italian Environmental Cooperation Programme (EIECP). In this framework, It will contribute to the guarantee the sustainability of the activities undertakes to enhance the System of the Protected Areas of Egypt, in preparation of the third forthcoming phase of the EIECP and through complementary and synergic actions to the UNDP-GEF project ‘’Strengthening Protected Areas’ financing and management systems’’. The intervention will carry out its activities in Siwa Protected Area, Wadi el Rayan Protected Areas, Gilf Kebir National Park, Wadi Gamal National Park, the Eastern Desert and the recently declared salloum Protected Areas. The project will further strengthen the Management Units of the targeted Protected Areas (PAMUs), develop sustainable tourism, as well as contribute to the promotion of world-class parks, which can enhance the conservation of both the natural and cultural heritage, from one side, and act as a propulsive instrument for the socio-economic sustainable development of the local communities, from the other.
Project Outputs :
Output 1: EEAA capacities and resources for management and conservation are enhanced;
Output 2: The Visitor Centers established in the target areas. In the frame of EIECP, are operational;
Output 3: Visitor facilities in the target areas are developed and enhanced as world class tourism destinations;
Output 4: Information and Communication tools are produced, and environmental awareness is promoted in the selected PAs.