9 October 2017

ICLEI presents at Egyptian government SPP training workshop

An SPP Manual has been launched at a training workshop held in Cairo for government officials in Egypt on Sustainable Public Procurement involving ICLEI's Procura+ Network secretariat. The training workshop, held in conjunction with the Centre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe (CEDARE) and the Egyptian Ministry of the Environment, was designed to introduce sustainable measures into national government procurement in line with Egypt's Tenders and Auctions Law.

The workshop was attended by both public sector and industrial representatives and saw a number of national initiatives highlighted, including the conversion of the government's vehicle fleet towards natural gas and e-vehicles and mainstreaming LED lighting in government construction contracts. ICLEI's Dr John Watt addressed the workshop on the work of the Procura+ European Sustainable Procurement Network, including its SPP methodology contained in its flagship publication, the Procura+ Manual.

ICLEI's Sustainable Procurement Centre operates globally, and in addition to its European Procura+ Network coordinates the Global Lead City Network on Sustainable Procurement and co-manages the 10YFP Working Group on Sustainable Public Procurement in East Asia.

For more information, visit the CEDARE website.