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About IWEX

“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. 
 

Vision

Achieving the targeted outcomes and becoming one of the driving projects towards creating a centre of excellence for Green Industries & Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production in Egypt.

Mission

Becoming among the core projects facilitating ENCPC’s endeavour to act as a vehicle for enhancing productivity and competitiveness of Egyptian industry through promoting the transfer of clean and innovative technologies and resource efficiency & cleaner production methods, tools and practices

IWEX Economic Benefits

IWEX Objectives

Output Outcome

1- Inventory of industrial waste developed in pilot areas

Establishment of an operational industrial waste exchange system in Egypt

1- Establishment of an operational industrial waste exchange system in Egypt

Establishment of an operational industrial waste exchange system in Egypt

2- Policy recommendations towards an enabling environment for industrial waste exchange in Egypt

2- Creation of a green entrepreneurship training hub

3- Capacity building and awareness raising on the industrial waste exchange program

3- Direct and indirect jobs created

4- Implementation of demonstration projects