Strategic Partners and Session Convenors

Event Overview

As the preparatory event for the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2022 (COP27), the Environment & Development Forum (EDF) 2022, held under the patronage of the Government of Egypt, under the auspices of H.E. Sameh Shoukry, Minister of Foreign Affairs and CoP27 President Designate, and in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Environment, led by H.E. Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment and CoP27 Ministerial Coordinator and Envoy, set the stage for high-stake discussions, from 11-13 September 2022 at the InterContinental City Stars Cairo.

With 29 countries attending, the Forum convened ministries, governments, regional and international organizations, global corporations, research institutions, technology and solution providers amongst others with the vision of improving collaboration between stakeholders, identify key challenges faced regionally and optimal sustainable development strategies to overcome them, as well as develop recommendations and drive technology and innovation in environment protection.

EDF featured three days of technical and plenary sessions, an international expo, the prestigious EDF awards, and a Youth and Innovation Stage, which provided extensive opportunities to identify and implement effective solutions to some of the biggest global issues facing nations in current times.

The Forum was supported by 14 Sponsors, 26 Strategic Partners, 26 Media Partners with the presence of 21 Media reporters onsite.

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Media Partners
Onsite Media Presence

Event Highlights

Delegate Demographics


Event Target Outcomes

Supporting Egypt’s role
in the preparation for
Climate Change CoP27
Improving collaboration amongst the region’s decision makers and environment and sustainable development decision makers and experts
Developing recommendations
for the CoP27
Sharm El Sheikh
Driving technology
innovation and advancement
in environment
Identifying key
challenges faced
in the region and
the best sustainable
development strategies
to overcome them


Event Format & Focus

Summary of Events at EDF

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Who will Attend

Forum and Expo Themes

For climate change adaptation & mitigation

  • Water & Climate Change
  • Water sector climate change adaptation measures
  • Climate‐Smart water management
  • Water Desalination Technologies
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment & Re‐use
  • Smart Asset Management
  • Water Monitoring Equipment & Solutions
  • Agriculture Water Savings Techniques
  • Urban Water Saving devices
  • Industrial Water Recycling and Saving Technologies
  • Water Network Technologies
  • Water Services, Project Management & Consultancy
  • Open Channel & Piped Water Metering Devices
  • Atmospheric Water Generation Equipment
  • Storm Water Management
  • Transboundary Climate Impacts on Water
  • State of the Water Reports

  • Biodiversity & Ecosystem Preservation
  • Nature-based Solutions
  • Sea Level Rise Solutions
  • Renewable Energy for Biodiversity

  • Alternatives of cement
  • Energy efficiency in industrial process
  • Mitigation Measures in Industry
  • Technology Transfer
  • Research and Development in Industrial Technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence & Automation Solutions
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Smart Meters & Monitoring
  • 3D Printing

  • Waste Management Service Providers
  • Waste Management Solutions & Equipment
  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Industry & Hazardous Waste management
  • Recycling & Biodegradables
  • Organic Waste Treatment
  • Electronic Waste Management
  • Waste Management Sector Climate Change
  • Mitigation Measures

  • Agriculture, Food Security & Climate Change
  • Agriculture Sector Climate Change Adaptation Measures
  • Climate-Smart & Precision Agriculture
  • Food & Agriculture
  • Sustainable Agriculture Practices

  • Solar Energy Technologies and Solutions
    • - Thermal/CSP, O&M Services
    • - PV (Inverters, Tracking and Mounting)
    • - Floating, Rooftop and Building Integrated PV
  • Renewable Energy
  • Mini Hydropower Facilities
  • Wind Energy
  • Hydrogen
  • Energy Storage Systems and Technologies
  • Smart Grids
  • Oil & Gas Clean Energy
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Geothermal Energy
  • Energy Sector Climate Change
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Energy CRE

  • Electric Vehicles & Charging Stations
  • Hydrogen Vehicles & Charging Stations
  • Smart Mobility Solutions
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Driverless Cars & Flying Taxis
  • E-Mobility

  • Sustainable Growth and Climate Change
  • Smart Mobility Solutions
  • Smart & Energy Efficient Building Technology
  • Smart Infrastructure
  • Air Quality & Pollution
  • Artificial Intelligence & Automation Solutions
  • Climate‐smart Infrastructure
  • Virtual & Augmented Reality
  • Smart Meters & Monitoring
  • 3D Printing
  • Smart City Kiosks
  • Urban Sector Climate Change Adaptation & Mitigation Measures
  • Green cities

Forum & Expo Cross Cutting Solutions, Issues and Tools

For climate change adaptation & mitigation

  • Adaptation
  • Mitigation
  • Decarbonization
  • Environmental Governance
  • Local Communities Participation
  • Nature Based Solutions
  • Resilient Infrastructure
  • Capacity Development
  • Environment & Climate Education
  • Land Use Planning

  • Gender
  • Youth & Civil Society Roles
  • Risk Management & Emergency Response

  • Finance
  • Science & Innovation
  • Early Warning Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Earth Observations Systems
  • Instrumentation, Meteorology & Analysis
  • State of the Environment Reports
  • Global Environment Outlooks
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Mobile Applications
  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Mapping
  • Climate Change Assessment Reports
  • Climate Change Modeling
  • Global & Regional Circulation Models
  • Green Financing
  • Financial Engineering Frameworks
  • Atlas’ Development
  • Atlas’ Development
  • Social Media
  • Media
  • Public Awareness

If you are interested to organize a session at EDF, kindly fill and submit the below forms’

Environment & Development Forum 2022     11-13 September 2022, Cairo, Egypt

11th-September 12th September 13th September

EDF Expo & Floor Plan

The Forum will witness a constantly evolving Expo that confirms its position as a platform for meetings and modern solutions that enable business transactions and the presentation of new technologies in the environment & sustainability sector.

To exhibit at EDF 2022, please contact or call +971-4 568 4456 / +971-52 969 7209

Why Get Involved at EDF

Meet and shortlist the best business partner that can represent your organization in the region

Demonstrate how you have successfully helped other security agencies through your solutions.
Keep up-to-date with market trends and identify new business opportunities.
Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event.
Use the exhibition floor to demonstrate your latest products and technologies.
Multiple opportunities to increase your brand visibility, before during and after the event.

Opportunities to participate

We only work with the best to offer the best to our customers. EDF is a great platform to get your message across to your target audience. Whether you are looking to educate your target market, launch a new product or increase your branding and visibility, our team will work closely with you to develop a package that suits your requirements and helps you stand out in this space.

We have a diverse range of sponsorship opportunities available; a member of the sponsorship team will work with you to create a bespoke package to suit your businesses objectives.

Below are a few available options.

  • Speaking slot in the main programme
  • Speaking slot in one of the forum streams
  • Seat on a panel discussion
  • Play corporate video to the audience for 2 minutes.
  • Lunch Sponsor for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3
  • Coffee Sponsor for Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3
  • Product display area
  • Archway Sponsor
  • Information wall Sponsor
  • Registration Desk Sponsor
  • Event Stationery Sponsor
  • Lanyard Sponsor
  • Delegate Bag Sponsor
  • Branded Podium
  • Directional Signage
To exhibit at EDF 2022, please contact or call +971-4 568 4456 / +971-52 969 7209

EDF Awards

EDF awards are created to recognize and honor best practices in:

Waste Reduction Award


Dr. Gomaa Abdelgawad
Mohammed Ali
Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry,
Faculty of Science,
Al-Azhar University,

Towards Net Zero Award


Dr. Saeed Alhassan
Founder Manhat

Innovative Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation Product Award


Bahr El-Baqar Water
Treatment & Reuse Plant

Water Savings & Reuse Award


Dr. Mohamed ElHagarey
Associate Professor, Head of Irrigation & Drainage Unit Division of Water Resources & Desert Land Desert Research Center (DRC) Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation Egypt

Certificate of Appreciation
For Water Savings & Reuse

Awarded to

Dr. Wessam Essam Elssawy
Researcher and Lecturer Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AEnRI) Agricultural Research Center (ARC) Egypt

Certificate of Appreciation - For Water Savings & Reuse

Awarded to

Eng. Ali Mohammed S.A. Aqlan
Representative of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands Master Student in the field of Energy & Environmental Sciences, University of Groningen, Yemen/ Netherlands

Green Building Award


Bahr El-Baqar Water
Treatment & Reuse Plant

Please Download Document for more information on EDF Awards

Please submit the Award Application Form along with requested documents.

Youth & Innovation Pavilion

Hosted by
The Youth Pavilion, hosted by the UN Women and Arab Water Council Children and Youth Network witnessed strong participation from the region’s universities and schools including IVY Stem School, NIS among others. Further, the Expo featured the exclusive Youth Talk which saw various stakeholders give series of inspiring talks.
Youth Talk Speakers

H.E. Adel Abdel Wahab

Governor of Rotary Egypt

Dr. Omnia El Omrani

COP27 President Envoy on Youth| COP27 Presidency Team

Eng. Mahmoud El Komy


Menna Salama

Programme Assistant, Empowering Women Migrant Workers in the, Informal Sector, UN Women Regional Office of Arab States

Prof. Alaa Sadek

President of the Arab Foundation of Young Scientists

Yara El Nagdi

Program Officer and Arab water Council Youth Network Coordinator

Natalie Ismail

Regional, Youth Engagement and WASH/Climate Change Officer | Participatory Action Research – UNICEF

Benjamin Basmaci

Policy Analyst (Climate Change) SDG-Climate Facility Project, Regional Hub for Arab States – UNDP

Supporting Association


InterContinental City Stars Cairo, Egypt


Technical Session Hosting/Organization

  • Categories: International and Regional Organizations, Developers, Consultants, Contractors, Research Institutions, Academia, Associations

AWC Members Registration Fees


Vendor Delegate Registration Fees

  • Categories:
    Technology and Service Providers

Youth Registration Fees (under 35)


Participant Registration Fees

  • Categories:
    Government Institutions, International & Regional Organizations, Developers, Consultants, Contractors, Research Institutions, Academia & Associations

Student Registration Fees



    Delegates from Egypt
    International Delegates

      Event Attendance:

      EDF Registration Fee

      AWC Members Non Members Youth
      Registration USD 125 USD 250 USD 75

      Payment in USD or its equivalent in LE

      Payment Methods:

      Bank Transfer

      Bank Name: Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E.
      Bank Address: 12 El-Saleh Ayob St., Zamalek – Cairo, Egypt
      Branch Name: Zamalek Branch
      Account Name: Arab Water Council
      Account No. (USD):
      IBAN No. (USD): EG920010000700000100022285534
      Account No. (L.E.):
      IBAN No. (L.E.): EG930010000700000100016084403
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      Payment in USD or its equivalent in LE

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