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Organization: The Environmental Pioneers Association (EPA)
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PROGRESS: Has your organization seen progress toward a culture of peace and nonviolence in your domain of action and in your constituency during the first half of the Decade?

Yes :

Development of the EPA's activities took place in three stages:
* Development of suburban areas
* Contribution to solving some problems, such as drug addiction and smoking. Solid wastes were recycled, for example rice chaff was used in the cultivation of mushrooms.
* Developing profitable projects.

Measures of success:  
                             
* Official and public participation in the EPA's activities.
* Availability of funds.
* Managing to execute all activities and projects.

OBSTACLES: What are the most important obstacles that have prevented progress?

Major obstacles :

* Governmental routine
* Lack of funding,  and insufficient financial resources to guarantee the Association’s sustainability.
* Insufficient support for environment protection and community development societies. Public support is usually dedicated to only orphans.


Measures of failure:

* Lack of necessary funding for future projects
* Unsustainable growth of  the projects

ACTIONS: What actions have been undertaken by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the first half of the Decade?

Action areas :

* Environment protection against pollution
* Advocacy for women's rights
* Protection of biological diversity
* Advocacy of safe food

Most important activities :
* Developing environmental projects in Alexandria
* Establishing educational gardens in a suburban area
* Environmental development of the suburban area of Abou Kharouf
* Training 700 youths and school children on using rice chaff in the cultivation of mushrooms, being a pesticide-free food. The EPA has been awarded several prizes in different Arab countries.
* Forming the "Bon appetit Network” (Bel-Hana wel-Shifa) for safe and healthy food and combating pesticide pollution of food.
* Installing and maintaining 24 buoys in the Red Sea for anchoring tourist boats, as anchor chains damage sea corals (Protection of the Red Sea Corals)
* Responding to people’s complaints for 3 years on the environmental hot line.

ADVICE: What advice would you like to give to the Secretary-General and the General Assembly to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence during the second half of the Decade?

Urging all companies, factories and the private sector to provide civil societies with the funding needed to execute their environmental development projects.

PARTNERSHIPS: What partnerships and networks does your organization participate in, thus strengthening the global movement for a culture of peace?


PLANS: What new engagements are planned by your organization to promote a culture of peace and nonviolence in the second half of the Decade (2005-2010)?


Postal address of organization


E-mail address of organization

environ-pion@hotmail.com

Website address of organization


Highest priority action domain of a culture of peace

Sustainable development

Second priority action domain of a culture of peace


Highest priority country of action (or international)

Egypt at a national level

Second priority country of action (or international)

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