“Green Growth: Industrial Waste Management and SME Entrepreneurship Hub in Egypt” (IWEX) is one of the projects funded by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund in Egypt, through the African Development Bank (AfDB) and implemented by the Industrial Council for Technology and Innovation - Ministry of Trade and Industry - through the Egypt’s National Cleaner Production Center (ENCPC).
Enhancing the potentiality of the Egyptian industrial sector as a major contributor to sustainable economic growth, (IWEX) will address the lack of an effective industrial waste management system in Egypt, which is essential for realizing the potential of the Egyptian industrial sector as a major contributor to sustainable economic growth. In addition, the project will have a transformational impact through positioning waste management as a new niche market for innovative small businesses. In addition, it will mitigate the adverse environmental impacts from the bad disposal of industrial and hazardous wastes, thereby reducing GHG emissions as well as contributing to the reduction of health related expenditures.
As such, this industrial waste exchange project will develop a sustainable and integrated industrial waste exchange system in both 10th of Ramadan and 6th of October industrial cities. This will be positioned as a Green Entrepreneurship Hub, linking industrial wastes generators, potential users and recyclers to improve cross-industry resource efficiency, promote the development of new innovative SMEs, create green job opportunities, reduce the environmental impact of industrial waste and improve the lives of Egyptian citizens.