Episode 7: Egypt’s Policy Pathways

Join us in Egypt for the final stop on the Policy Pathways world tour! This week, we delve deep into the food, land and water challenges confronting Egypt as the country grapples with the necessity for enhanced resource quality amidst rapid population growth.

What are the challenges Egypt is facing?

Egypt is extremely vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic location in relation to the arid North of Africa and its dependence on the Nile River for freshwater. Water scarcity, drought and heat stress are just some of the climate change-related challenges facing the country and impacting the viability of sustainable economic development. Concurrently, as the global sea level rises, the low-lying Nile River basin is coming under increasing threat from salt-water intrusion, reducing the quality of water upon which a huge proportion of the country and Egypt’s GDP relies. 

Who are our guests?

Policy coherence and interventions can play an important role in ensuring the sustainable development of Egypt’s food, land and water systems. To discuss this crucial topic, Policy Pathways is excited to welcome Walid Hakiki, Head of the Planning Sector at Egypt’s Water Resources and Irrigation department. Alongside Hakiki, we have Youssef Brouziyne, IWMI Regional Representative and CGIAR Water system lead for the MENA region, as well as Fayrouz Eldabbagh, National Researcher on water governance and political economy and CGIAR’s National Policies and Strategies lead report author for Egypt

Episode Seven is out now!

Listen now to Policy Pathways episode seven to learn all about Egypt and discover the strategic role the country plays in Africa’s sustainable development. Find the episode on the Policy Pathways Podcast Page or by searching Policy Pathways on your favorite streaming platform.  

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