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Meeting demographic imbalance through sustainable urban & economic incentives

Dr. Abdel Khalek Ibrahim


date June 30, 2022 | 13:15 - 14:45
Multifunction Hall Room 17
Ministry of Housing, Utilities & Urban Communities
Equitable urban futures
NE 177


The imbalance in the demographic distribution of population and activities is one of the most important challenges facing urban gatherings of all kinds, especially in mega-million cities and capitals, where they continuously act as magnets for the population because of the availability of job opportunities and community services, especially between urban and rural gatherings located in the broader scope. for those urban agglomerations. Which ultimately leads to more pressure on the infrastructure of these urban communities and thus the emergence of many problems in different sectors to meet this growth. Therefore, dealing with this challenge is a double-edged sword, as successful dealing with it, especially through the optimal use of resources and in a sustainable manner, would achieve the quality of life that everyone desires, thus leaving no one behind (the New Urban Agenda). The Egyptian government, with its various ministries under the leadership of the Ministry of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, dealt in this matter differently during the past five years than in previous years, which was internationally recognized when the New Urban Communities Authority of the Ministry of Housing earned the United Nations Human Settlements Program Appreciation Award for the year 2021. On the best practices and efforts made in sustainable urban development.


The objectives of the session are to discuss and share best practices related to the demographic equitable distribution between urban communities of different sizes with rural or urban communities located in the broader range, in a sustainable manner that preserves natural resources and their optimal exploitation, in order to reach in the end to achieve the desired quality of life and not leaving no one behind. Also, one of the most important objectives of this session is to present methodologies for dealing with different urban contexts, and then stand to determine the appropriate criteria for creating economic and social stimuli that capable on redistributing demographics.

Session speakers

Dr. Marrwa Sibaway
Minister Technical Advisor
Ministery of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities
Dr. Adel Alzahrani
Deputy Minister of Urban planning
Ministry of Municipalities Rural affairs and Housing
Mr. François Menguelé
Cluster Coordinator Head of Project: CBUID
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Dr. Mohamed Nada
Senior Urban Specialist
World Bank Group