Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency

Organization's name: Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Organization's acronym: EEAA
Former Name(s): ZAP
Headquarters address  
Address: 30 Misr Helwan Zeraye Rd., Maadi
Phone: 002025274700
Fax: ZAP
Web site:
Organization type: Local government
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate Change
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Information
  • Sustainable Development
  • Women/gender Equality

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Women and the economy
  • Women in power and decision-making

Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Gender equality
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Sustainable development for Africa
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Jordan
  • Egypt
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Affiliation with NGO networks: The Medicinal Plants Association
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Fees for education and training services
  • Product sales and business services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
Funding structure other: Local government, where the national biodiversity strategy approved by the state

Additional Information

Social Development

Publications: there are 13 position papers published by the project in all its activities. These papers are available on the web site (
Purpose of the organization: The main purpose is the conservation of globally significant wild medicinal plants and improving the livelihoods of local communities.
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The programs offer: capacity building through workshops, seminars and courses; structures for the supply chain through diagnosis and implementation of management and production methodologies; and the establishment of production schemes of events and markets for commercialization of products. To promote integrated development, the programs also promote the establishing of commercial mechanisms, the articulation of the different stakeholders involved in the activity, and the creation and strengthening of small businesses. They concentrate on women as the major asset to support their situation in the community. Therefore, the Handicrafts Program plays important role in promoting economic development, poverty reduction, gender equality and sustainable livelihood for the local community in Saint Katherine.

Advancement of Women

Publications: Position paper is available on the project website (
Statements or documents submitted
to the Commission on the Status of Women:
MPA has applied in Equator prize initiative and has won the prize.

Other UN Entities

Accreditation with other UN Entities:
  • UNDP