Date: 27 May 2024

Time: 14:30 – 20:00 (UTC+8) / 09:30 – 14:00 (EET)

Location: Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir, Cairo, Egypt

Online Participation: Register Here



WorldFish embarked on a groundbreaking initiative with Norway aimed at refining, testing, and scaling innovative renewable energy solutions for the aquaculture sector in Egypt. The four-year initiative, Center for Renewable Energy in Aquaculture (CeREA), is funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Cairo until 2027.

The initiative reflects Norway's commitment to enhancing nutrition, promoting job and value creation, and empowering local fish value chain actors with climate-smart technologies, particularly small- and medium-scale fish farmers in Africa.

Following this, a workshop will be hosted by WorldFish in collaboration with partners to showcase innovative renewable energy solutions to increase fish farmers' productivity and incomes, leading to improved food and nutrition security, reduced food waste and loss, and more energy-efficient and climate-smart food value chains.

The discussions and dialogues will focus on deploying appropriate renewable energy technologies for aquaculture, alongside effective capacity building and planning for scaling the Egyptian aquaculture sector growth in a sustainable, climate-friendly, and inclusive manner to support both the economic growth and protein needs of the country’s rapidly expanding population.



Opening Remarks

-Ahmed Nasr-Allah, Country Director, WorldFish, Egypt

-Arild Øksnevad, Counsellor, Head of Development and Business Cooperation, The Royal Norwegian Embassy. Cairo

-LFRPDA Lakes and Fish Resources Protection and Development Agency, Egyptian Cabinet

-Agricultural Research Center, Ministry of Agriculture and land Reclamation

CeREA Project Milestones

-Mohamed Fathi, Scientist, WorldFish, Egypt

Overview of Baseline Scoping Study Results and Findings

-Alaaeldin Baioumi

Advancing Inclusion of Women, Young people, and other Marginalized Groups through Renewable Energy in Aquaculture

-Noura Abdelwahab (PhD), Consultant, Baseline Study, Gender and Social Inclusion (GESI) 

Overview of Renewable Energy Interventions for Mitigating GHG Emissions from Egypt’s Aquaculture Cector: Results and findings

-Patrik Henriksson (PhD), Consultant, Climate-Specific Study Lead 

Panel discussion:

-Michelle Tigchelaar (PhD), Scientist and Impact Area Lead, Climate & Environmental Sustainability, WorldFish

-Ahmed Nasr-Allah, Country Director, WorldFish, Egypt

-Osama Kaddour (PhD), Dean, Faculty of Fish Resources, Suez University

-Mohamed Fathi, Scientist, WorldFish, Egypt

Closing Remarks

-Arild Øksnevad, Counsellor, Head of Development and Business Cooperation, The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Cairo

-Ahmed Nasr-Allah, Country Director, WorldFish, Egypt


Please note: The presentations will be in the English language, while the training will be delivered in the Arabic language. 

We look forward to your active participation.

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